Originally Posted by tdk6
Sean, I must have missed your www site and could not find a link here in this thread. Could you post it again.
Im not going to start an argument about your level or if you are truly 8.5 or not, whatever that is, but very few good skiers here need to be bragging about their skiing. Actions speak louder than words even in this kind cyber environment and therefore you are being heavily questioned. If you want to get the most out of this forum you gotto earn trust and respect over a period of time or then you gotto be very humble.
You dont happen to have any kind of photos or videos of yourselfe skiing? That would be very helpful. Would you say that you angulate or counterbalance properly and are you standing square to your skis when you pass the fall line or at the transition? How much counter do you have at transition?
Below is a link to the Aspen skill level program. I am better than 8 but not a 9 in my opinion there is a big gap between 8 and 9
I was posting my position not bragging, although it seems to be a big issue for some, sadly.http://www.aspensnowmass.com/schools...el/default.cfm
My website is not relevant to this in any way.
The only video that was taken was by my last instructor when I was carving off piste on spring snow, that ended in a big wipe out, but hey I learnt a lot. I put the inside ski down and caught an edge and bang big cartwheel. but it cured me of that fault, sorry I do not have access to it.
Ok not sure of all the technical terms as they don't affect how I ski.
As far as I am aware and I have never been told that I have a fault in these areas my chest and arms face my direction of travel until I initiate a turn through my feet, my upper body will follow and face down the fall line it then depends on what technique the slope requires me to use etc.
I don't use my poles except to get up with.
Angulate or counterbalance is instinctive from a neutral spine position or I would not be able to ski very well would I?