Oh to be 65 again
: ... as for the critiques: you are critiquing a skiing style, nolo's skiing style. All skiers I've ever seen make asymatrical turns most of the time.
I have even put a photo of the tracks shot at the powder-8, which was shot head on, in Photoshop, duplicated them and flipped them. The overlay distinctly shows that turns are not symetrical.
And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that since practically all of us have a strong and a weak side we tend to compensate for the weak side which manifests itself either by different edge angles, more or less angulation, shorter or longer pole swing, etc.
Why do both turns have to be the same? Sure, when we concentrate on making both turns the same, all of us can, but in a freeskiing STYLE, a skiers personal style, which allows us to recognize someone way up the slope, against the light and before we can see their faces or see the colors of their clothes, it's minute personal differences from other skiers that does that.
Trying to pound style out of a skier to make them look like any other skier who skis "correctly" by someone's standard is doing that skier no favor. You will see good skiers on the slopes skiing very efficiently and with great precision using totally different styles, some with opposite movements of what is considered mainstream.
nolo's skiing has my admiration because she uses sparse movements, no more than needed, and it makes for a great style.
Critiquing a fault, something that makes that skiers turns inefficient, is greatly helpful, crtiquing a style is not.
And now to the lighter side, apropo to this:
What do golf carts and ski instructors have in common? They all look alike and don't go over fifteen miles an hour [img]smile.gif[/img]