Just for the public record, my comments on other threads are being misconstrued by SkiDude now. Let me clarify.
First of all, I did not mean to say that CSIA is any more dogmatic than PSIA, PMTS or any other ski school org out there. In fact my comments have been complimentary to the fact that CSIA has a high level of quality control in ensuring a consistent method of skiing is employed. I may or may not agree with all the points of biomechanics and ski technique they use, but I believe my comments about their consistency were meant to be complimentary. I was not accusing them of being dogmatic, etc. Well not any more than I would accuse PSIA or PMTS or any other organization.
Secondly, I did not say or mean to say that they are espousing a locked angle, stiff ankle or constant straight ankle. What I am saying is that they exhibit less range of motion in their ankles than you see in other disciplines. Maybe that is better, maybe not, but that is not my point. My point is only to recognize the difference. Several other people are noticing it in SATO Hisaya's video sequence also.
Thirdly, I did not ever espouse the idea that CSIA is only about the "look". but all ski organization, regardless of how much thinking they put into the biomechanics and laws of physics still rely in some part on the "look" to determine if a skier is skiing the way they would like to see it. Of course they look at the snow spray and other things, but its naive to say they don't look at your posture and look and make some determinations based on their biases.
Fourthly (is that a word?), my bigger observations about CSIA are actually related to the location of the hips relative to the feet and COM. I only provided observations about ankles that tend to be somewhat straighter(exhibiting less range of motion compared to other disciplines) as a possible related factor for why Canadians are skiing with their hip so far back behind their heels so often.
Fifthly, it is not I that is providing one or two freeze frames to selectively justify my argument as I have been accused. That was done by the accusers. My comments are looking at the big picture taken in as a whole watching all of SATO Hisaya's skiing from start to end, in slow mo, etc. Yes it is classic CSIA skiing and in my view exhibits a hips-back stance and less range of motion in the ankle with a nice rounded back, though actually he was not rounding it quite as much as CSIA would like to see I would venture.
SkiDude, a little advice. You will never win an argument by beating someone up, threatening them, insulting them, etc.. You will only scare them away from the discussion and prove absolutely nothing other than you are a jerk. I am adding SkiDude to my user ignore list so from now on I will not see what he has to say about me or anything else, and unfortunately will not respond to his further insults, but its not that important.
I also want to say that I inspected SATO Hisaya's video more closely in v1home today for a while and found a lot of problems with his skiing from a technical perspective. Its not suprising to me that he has had so many injuries. I still think he's a hot skier, lots of energy and he's lucky to have some great filmmakers working with him to shoot the video. He does blow the PSIA D-team footage that I have ever seen out of the water.