I agree with you...
Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
SkiRacer, good way of putting it. To carry this a step further if certain skiers (non engineering types) do the steps to get to a desired end or they go the big round GS turns to achieve the end - either way IF you can't feel the turn then how do you know you're doing it and maybe more important how will you ever do it again. MA or friends won't really do you any good. In order to reproduce the movement with the desired results on the snow you have to feel the movement/turn etc.
I think some here on epic will disagree with this premise. However if you learn and retain that learning by feeling and that is important in order to replicate that skiing movement it makes sense.
...another way of saying it is that you have to own your own turns. Ski racing is kind of like that. Even though it's supposed to be an individual sport, there's always lots of help available from coaches, teammates, competitors, MA, COM threads, ILE threads, waxing tips, equipment reviews, and so forth. However, once your poles are on the other side of that start wand, it's all yours...or not...
One of the other things I like about ski racing is that, unlike free skiing, it's not somebody's opinion. The clock doesn't lie, and as Steve Nyman noted at the 2007 Beaver Creek Men's DH, "It ain't a beauty contest." Yep, it's unrealistic to think you're gonna have a fast time if you can't carve a turn, if your tactics are poor, and so forth. But beyond the basics, there are a lot
of approaches to getting to the finish line ASAP, including, if necessary, Skiing Ugly. And it's way
possible to focus overly much on thinking, analyzing, MA, and so forth, and this is true, IMHO, of free skiing as well. Or, as somebody else noted, "Don't think, do."