tdk6's wedge turns are completely different than Bodes. Bode transfers weight (pressure) but keeps the center of mass moving with the turn and therefore he can flatten the inside ski. tdk6 moves the weight and center of mass out over the outside ski and therefore the inside ski remains on high edge.
Bode's turns are pretty high level and complex. I would have trouble getting many ski instructors to actually demo that turn. I think Bode is also on terrain way to steep for beginner demos and that makes a big difference in pressure shift.
The wedge christe skiing is done so dynamically that it looks as if he is just sliding the tail of his inside ski into parallel position when in fact he is actually steering it.
His basic parallel is also very dynamic.
Overall I like the tape and progression. Using more dynamic visual skiing while talking basic is not all that evil in my opinion. If you are static, you student can only be static. For a 5 minute tape this is pretty good stuff.
I think people here get way to stuck on the the standards and believe them to be PSIA's way to teach and way to ski. Nothing could be further from the truth. PSIA has standards in skiing for exams purposes only. If you are asked to ski a certain way and you can't do it I think it indicates a lack of adaptation of skills.
If Bode were using this wedge to demo a particular movement pattern in a cert exam, his wedge might very well be acceptable. If he were demoing this wedge in a level 1 cert as a beginner wedge, his wedge turn would be considered too dynamic and over the standard he was asked to ski. He would flunk. Could Bode ski to the standard? I'm sure he could nail it. Exams are about demoing the standard, not about demoing way higher or way lower than the standard. Many candidates flunk because they cannot tone things down and adapt to ski the standard. In essence, they are one trick ponies.
PSIA gets a bad rap because way to many instructors spend way to much time trying to mimic the standards so they can pass an exam. When that is the focus, those instructors end up looking static, contrived and tend to pass this focus onto their students. If they would spend the time learning how to become more versatile, more fluid and have some fun in their skiing, the standards would come naturally. Their students would also be the beneficiaries. Bode skiing and teaching is lively and fun.
If there is any message we can take away from this video clip its that the top racers DO believe the wedge is useful and DO believe in STEERING the skis. Imagine that!