Originally Posted by Cirquerider
I should add that changing the words or context of a quote is not discussed on our terms and conditions; but as a matter of common courtesy, should be avoided.
A bit of clarification. The first post I put up from Eski had no modifications to it. That was deleted fairly promptly but I know at least BTS saw it because he sent me a PM about it. No one told me why it was deleted so I had to guess that it was because it contained the four letter P**S in it as well as mention of He Who Shall Not Be Named. I replaced those to comply with the new policy. That post was then hidden for about 12 hours (I assumed it was just deleted). Again, no PM to me to let me know what the problem was. It was then released with HEAVY modifications.
At no point did I change the context of the original ESki quote.
BTW, the post was directly related to the thread. It confirmed what Cirquerider
had said and then added more detail which tied into the orginal intent of the thread (testing the theory of using the B**T movements in steeper terrain).
I find it incredibly distasteful that the mods are editing posts in such a heavy handed manner. At the very least they should keep as much of the original post as possible to capture the essence of the original post. It would also be nice if they would communicate with us so we know what we are doing wrong so its not a guessing game.
Look at the following that was in the original post. How is this violating anything? Why wasn't it included with the modded post? It answers the questions posed by UL in the thread and I figured UL would have an easier time of accepting this from one of the ESA coaches than from me.
Originally Posted by ESki
The only other really important point (for this note) is that the upper body(CM) always faces in your direction of travel. This is especially important when finishing a turn to have it already facing the middle of the next turn. This upper/lower body separation provides all the rotation force needed to facilitate the skis natural tendency to seek the falline through the neutral phase of transition. So that as the skis change edges and, simultaneously, the CM flows into the new turn and skis are passing through neutral and flat on or above the snow surface, the skis draw into the falline and then you are in the turn and G's build again. Just this little bit of rotary loading combined with the shape of modern skis and the cutting of the skis through the snow, makes the turn happens SO much more easily then with old skis. In addittion, in other words, you do not need to steer the skis for linked, parrallel skiing.
Uncle Louie, note the bold text above. Here we have a professional and well respected extreme skier/coach
describing the same movement pattern I'm talking about using for all terrain skiing. Take this and the steeps section (complete with great pictures) of Ski the Whole Mountain
and that should make an nice ending for your challenge thread.