Originally Posted by tdk6
Exactly! At beginners level we need to create the centrifugal force reaction (outside ski pressure) by an action (leaning towards the outside). Later on when we are up to speed we only need to weighten the outside ski (action) to have the sentrifugal force (reaction) kick in. If you take a still pickture of someone wedging and leaning towards the outside and tilt it slightly until upper body is some what straight up and ignore the inside leg it should look something like this:http://ski.topeverything.com/default...nt&ID=354DC1D3
I call BS.
It can be created by TURNING and turning does NOT have to begin with the "action of leaning toward the outside". It could be, but not my preference or PSIA's.
TURNING will happen when the deflection on one ski is greator or LESSOR than the other (in a wedge). There are multiple ways to cause this to happen and ONE favored way that promotes the same movements required in an offensive parallel turn.
possibie ways to make a gliding wedge initiate a turn:
1)increase the weight on outside ski (tdk6, Ghost, )
2)increase rotary on outside ski
3)increase edging on outside ski
all of the above INCREASE deflection to overcome resistance from inside ski
4)DECREASE edge angle on inside ski (allows outside ski to dominate and causes a passive weight shift without any arbitrary upper body movements, and causes a movement of the mass INTO the turn)
only One way that will cause a christie simply by:
1) increasing the speed,
2) increasing the pitch
3) narrowing the wedge
By complimenting the releasing of the inside edge with the steering of the outside ski, an instructor will make the smoothest most magical wedge turns that emulate a parallel turn mechanics with the only real difference being sequential vs. simultaneous edge release. The path of the cm is the same. It is a "GO" turn baby! Just add speed, pitch, or narrow the wedge and you are on your way to parallel.