technical language regarding skiing was never my strong point, that's why I quit teaching after a few years. I kept trying to teach people how to ride and not how to drive. I never felt any passion for PSIA. I still believe that skiing strengths have more to do with attitude and freedom-from-thought than anything mechanical.
It all started when my race coach told me I would never remember the best run of my life. Of course I would remember which run it was, but he was trying to tell me that I'd never remember the details about the snow conditions, turn shapes, etc.
He was right. When I finish those runs, I often have to look back up to retrace my line. It happened alot in bm comps. I'd get to the bottom and be like; Where did I come off that rock-band?" Or, people would ask me what the snow conditions were like on that sunny patch and I wouldn't be able to remember.
It's skiing instinctively, as my coach tried so many years to iterate. I wish I could tell him that I get it now.
I usually get ignored in these threads due to the above nature of advice. Thanks for responding. And I'll say it another way, if you're not running gates, there's a lot less reason to be thinking about driving your skis. Reacting to them is my favored school-of-thought.
However, I'd still place a bet on the fact that Bode doesn't remember the moment he decided to ride the fence. I'm sure he remembers doing it, but I highly doubt he remembers saying to himself; "Okay, now olly off your tails, drop your hip and let your bases run the poly."
"Que un numero!" If you haven't seen that footage, search it. I won't post the link, it deserves the effort of a search.