|By the way, notice in the first pic above how much he is angulated, which looks a bit odd compared to how you would see an adult on the same turn.
Most adults would kill to be able to angulate like that. The upper echelon of WC skiers can ... and do frequently. Many adults have lost the requisite flexibility or are too self-conscious about appearance to assume such an "extreme" position. (It ain't easy for the middle aged crowd -- I spent 3 hours working on this yesterday alone.)
I enjoyed reading the US Ski Team member comments linked by trtaylor57. It seems a pretty definitive statement that -- with modern equipment and course setting -- a skier who wants to win will try
to avoid stivots at all cost in 2008 and won't
train on executing stivots.
As the US Ski Team's Steven Nyman summed it up,
|Learn to carve then learn to carve tighter.
Sage enough advice that I'm adopting it as my signature.