Originally Posted by jk603h
So was it passive or active?
I can do it passively on easy terrains but on tougher terrains I have to steer actively to compensate. My goal is to steer less (ie be more passive). Is my understanding clear?
JK, the terms "passive" and "active" get tossed around a lot here at Epic, but I think doing so tends to confuse discussions a bit. Look up "passive" in the dictionary and you find descriptors such as lacking in energy and will, unresisting, submissive, complacent
. I see little of that in the skiing of Wade and Erik.
Conversely, I see the amount of redirection/pivoting they do at turn entry as very intentional and planned. I'm quite confident that they have complete control over the amount of rotary supplementation they are injecting into each turn.
I'm sure if I said, "Eric and Wade, would you guys demo some examples of turn entries that contain 60 degrees, 30 degrees, and 0 degrees of pivot/redirection", they could execute each precisely, using the exact amount of rotary needed to produce each variation. The outcomes are very intentional and specific, and therefore hard to define as "passive".
But really, rather than wasting time debating word definitions, I think the more valuable discussion would be of how to produce and take control of redirection/pivoting. How do we do it? (There are a few ways) Should we always do it the same way? (Some say yes,,, I say no) When should I use it, and to what degree? How do I start to eliminate over use of it?
Anyone care to chime in on those?