Originally Posted by Si
A PMTS turn starts at the top of the turn with a relaxation/flexing of the old outside/new inside leg. This is true even in the weighted release which is only an option. This results in early weight transfer to the old inside/new outside ski and early transfer to new edges at the top portion of the turn. (Even with the weighted release option, transfer to new edges occurs at the top of the turn, just not as much weight is transferred).
In "Essentials," HH teaches an early-release/late-weight-transfer turn. The two elements are not mutually exclusive. When one is in the "High C" portion of the turn (when one is "upside down"), in this book
, HH insists one keep the weight on the OLD outside ski/NEW inside ski and allow the weight to slowly move to the new outside ski only as one's skis point down the fall line. I think his goal is to eliminate the habit of pushing the new outside ski at the tip top of the turn (or at any point in the turn) to help skiers set up the carve very very early and not lose it to a skidding outside ski.
Clearly this is an unfamiliar turn, and I'm not sure why he decided to focus on it in this book instead of the usual weight transfer turn, which he spends lots of time on in the Expert Skier II book. But I'm going to work on this late-weight-transfer turn in the next few weeks and see if I can master it.
Along with the odd timing of the weight transfer HH focuses on all the usual suspects -- pulling the feet back at neutral to get weight forward, tipping instead of twisting the skis to achieve turn initiation, focus on tipping the inside ski (without lifting it, in this book
) to guide the outside ski, angulating and countering for balance, avoiding inside tip lead at neutral, progressively increasing tip angles and body angles till the end of the turn, flattening the skis to achieve the release (no weight shift yet!!), riding the rebound of the ski ("float), and so on. Bode appears to be doing all this, but it looks to me like he transfers his weight as he releases his skis.