Originally Posted by ssh
Ummm. Quiet upper body, perhaps? Or perhaps not. It wasn't my intent to reduce all of ski instruction to a formula! Quite the contrary.
My heavens how it seems we require absolutes for everything. How silly I find that. I am not shaped like others, so it makes sense that I may find that different movements will accomplish my objectives for me that may not do the same for you. And vice-versa. That was Ron's point, and I find it compelling.
Dude, you mentioned the four key points, and then how one should tone them down, not me.
Do we require absolutes? Definately. For the record, mine are balance, movement and confidence. Without question, all are necessary elements. That's what I attempt to teach. Final forms are just the beginning.
You know there are biomechanically optimal skiing postures -- another absolute. That's governed by physics.
Is there a right and wrong way to ski? The politically correct answer is "No. there are only consequences".
Of course there are right/wrong ways to ski! Try using heavy knee angulation at the bottom of a very sharp high speed turn or face of a mogul. Do it enough, you'll seriously hurt yourself. Is that not an absolute? And it's based on biomechanics to boot!
Reality is not plastic. Let's not pretend anything goes.