Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
LGC = Let's Go Colorado - take a look in the "on th hill" section of the forum - there's been a few of them.
SCSA = famous poster, frequents realskiers and a sometimes strong proponent of PMTS
There have been 4 LGC events in the last three years.
SCSA is also quoted in the front cover of at least one of Harald's books.
Answering Bolter's other questions. What is not available to PMTS, rotation/ skidding and from what I gather vertical motion if done to unweight the ski. I've seen video of Art Furrer's javelin turn done as a drill too. I know PMTS focuses on outside ski dominance, any skiing on the other ski as the dominant ski?
As he didn't address it maybe Bolter has no idea what a worm turn is. Maybe if I address a slightly more common move that PMTS would frown on, he may become enlightened. How about a helicopter? Lots of unweighting and rotation there. Maybe PMTS'ers have never been to a park either. It's all part of skiing.
For what it's worth I think Max's turns are excellent. I think VSP was a little tough on him in not calling him an expert. He appears very controlled on some steep (what I know to be) single black terrain.
Max is an excellent spokesman for PMTS and a fine skier for sure.
I still stand by my statements that PMTS has its short comings. When I see somebody skiing pure PMTS movements in a 8-10' wide chute that is on the plus side of 40 degrees or view a first day beginner class that works, maybe I'll come away with a different viewpoint.