Originally Posted by Max_501
I never think about the hips. They move as a result of PMTS movements and the turn forces. I don't 'stop' them.
I don't think about moving the hips downhill. Its a result of the PMTS movements.
I think of the movement of the hips downhill, but not of moving them downhill. I will think of acheiving a strongly felt neutral, if only for a brief instant. Neutral is a good feedback point.
The balance equation does not admit to the hips being moved downhill independently, or "dragging" the skis to the new edges, or toppling into the turn. Frankly, the new skis, together with the notion of toppling has caused an epidemic of people falling into their turns to initiate their turns. Forget about neutral. Forget about being able to bend the ski at initiation, forget about shovel pressure, forget about angulation and counter! Just fall into the turn. The end result of so forcefully moving the hips downhill is loss of balance and recovery.
The balance equation does allow for the hips to move downhill, but it must be at the rate determined by the timing, and rate of the release.
The release drives the CM across. The movement across by the CM does not drive the release.
At least that's how I think of it.