Hey...just a quick thought on mosh's good post:
On the matter of the CM crossing over the skis. It happens every time we go from zig to zag. How does it happen, well it all boils down to flexing and extending. The confusing part is that people expect to see rising and falling with these flexing and extending. When it is all working there is little effect on the cm in the vertical plane.
"The Trigger" I feel that the best skiers are aware of the pressure that they feel on their feet. The goal is to use flexing and extending to keep the pressure as constant as possible. So what this means When the pressure begins to get critical we dump it by flexing. when the pressure gets to light we hunker down and Mash on it. The outcome is "constant pressure" That is the triger for great skiers.[/QB][/quote]
Hey mosh...just a quick thought for the pot. The flexion/extension moves you talk about are right on for presssure mangement (if you will) movements. You can actively control pressure with your legs, it is the key, the interface between your body and your skis.
But I am inclinced to argue that the natural pattern of G forces in a turn are more cyclecle (sp?) then you describe. You (or I)actively release G's at the end of a turn. There is a descernable reduction of G's and you have a moment (sometimes more if you're cruising like Ott) in time and space of weightlessness (I know...controversial usage) or lightness as the skis change edges then the skis engage in the new turn and the forces build quickly and max out close to or just after the skis arc through the falline. The shorter the turns the more concentrated the forces towards the end. Either way, the G's of a turn build and then release. Over and over again. I believe you can definately engage the skis early with extension at the top of the turn but I do not believe you can hit max G's in the initial third of an arc. It is more in the middle third even at the top levels of racing where this is easiest to see.
Although a worthy goal and a sound element of good skiing, I don't think it's really possible to maintain totally consistant G's through a series of turns. Really top skiers can concentrate the forces close to falline by engaging and then releasing the turn close to the falline and taking a straghter line down the hill. At the same time, maybe the more effective way to accomplish the same thing (fast, efficient skiing) is to build the G's early, trigger the release close to the falline and release the turn more slowly. You reduce the explosive energy but you may gain accuracy and focus to the arc.
Up for discussion of course.