Originally Posted by TMAS29
the possibility for impulse is the part where you can choose where your ski releases and accelerates. A longer line tactically can do wonders for you, you can choose precisely when you speed up out of the turn, moreso than with a little tight turn where you have to have your stuff perfectly lined up for you to stay fast and in the line. A good run is usually a hybrid of tight and long impulse lines.
Deep line is not really going absolutely straight and blocking, as described by a coach its making an extremely long and deep turn and hanging on to it for as long as possible and staying in the fall line and making the switch (not the turn) to the new edge right at the panel. Its the opposite of a "high" line but it can be round or straight.
Hunting panels is the action of going gate to gate in a Panel event (GS-up) and effectively running over them to stay in the course.
Must admit I'm still confused by this terminology. I ski on modified GS courses, not Masters but beer league, so there's not much opportunity for allowing the ski to run straight since the gates are so close together. If one goes straight between the gates, then skidding around the gate seems to happen. Maybe that's just me, though.
Smashing down the panels certainly happens when people ski a very straight line. Is that "hunting panels"?
At the top of the course we (I) usually aim for high turns, and at the bottom I make lower turns and go more for a straighter line. The straighter line is faster, but the hill is less steep by then. Perhaps more skilled racers take those first turns lower than me, and that may account for their greater speed. I don't know how to fit your "deep line" into this knowledge base I've already got.
Can you help clarify this?