Yes it is the same thing, but just from a different approach the one that I am more familiar with.
In Austria we consider only two technical ways of adding weight/pressure onto the ski which is the "Druckaufbau". I guess in english "Pressure build up".
The common way would be by up unweighing/down weighing which translates into "Hochentlastung-Tiefbelastung.
The second way and not so commonly used would be down unweighing/up weighing which would be "Tiefentlastung-Hochbelastung", it is the exact opposite.
The skilled racer actually uses both depending on the situation and sometimes a combination of both.
Does that make sense to you so far?
To teach that there are several ways.
A very effective one would be to let them take the skis off first and just practice to jump up and land, the focus is to jump out of the knee, stretch the legs in the air and absorb the landing by bending the knees well. (like a shock absorber of a car) And you can let them overdo the move in he beginning if you like and as a help they can also use their poles to support them.
To progress further choose a flat terrain where they can just ski the fall line and practice that move yet again. It should be a fluent motion with a soft landing every time. Keep the tips rather in the snow, just lift up the back and eventually add the pole plant and start to jump out of the fall line into slight sideways jumps and explain at some point to perhaps just pretent to jump up, but not really lift off anymore.
All you have to do next it to change the rhythm from fast into more extended moves which will also create bigger radius turns. You may also be amazed how well the athletes will distribute their weight onto their skis in a correct fashion, I'd expect them to almost do that on their own.
Further just choose the next steeper terrain. Eventually "voila" your athletes will very soon race down with a big improvement and actually ski dynamically instead of static/passive. Practice the same thing also in a Girlande by going across the hill only.
Sorry to make that so long, I hope I make some sense for you.
Originally Posted by tdk6
Sure, its part of what I call "short pressure" and is coupled to extention and flexion but I guess the question goes back to you: how exactly do you teach such technique? In Wallners book he talks about increased pressure "Druckaufbau" and a downward force "Kraft" that is achieved by "Tiefbelasten". However, he doesent explain to my understanding how. Is this the same thing we are talking about?