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I like fox's analogy of pedaling a bicycle related to skiing.

Perhaps another way to draw comparison would be to compare a dirtbike vs. a road bike and the relative GRIP from the surface. The body posture on a motorcycle varies dramatically from a turn with exceptional grip (gummy race slicks on a warm pavement surface) vs. a turn with exceptionally poor grip (ie: flat dry dirt or gravel). I think there is a correlation here with skiing in that our stance and inclination/angulation changes a bit depending on the grip of the edge.

I know I tend to bank or total body incline when the grip is good because it takes less effort. This body position is similar to a road biker. though the road biker will try to keep the bike more upright while radically tipping their body to the inside of the turn, they are relying on the grip of the tires. (this would not work on skis because we would be flattening the ski resulting in loss of grip). Should the bike begin to slip you will see an abrupt adjustment of the body postion to correct and balance similar to what occurs in skiing when we suddenly break loose from an engaged edge. Conversely, when we know the surface is very slippery, our stance tends to stay more upright as we tip the skis on edge similarly to a dirtbike rider on dirt, anticpating a skid.

Who is telling you to "extend before turning" and what does that have to do with anything? You said when you are "forced" to take clinics with your demo team members??? That doesn't sound like you agree with your associations methodology or techniques? I certainly agree with your statement that it is not neccessary to "extend before turning" but am confused where that came from?