|tipping the ski involves "torque" as well as turning it does|
[Bob, to call pivoting turning confuses the issue, because generally we reserve "turn" for the change in line direction. I think we could gain greater clarity in operational definitions, given we are using English where one word can perform many tasks, by limiting each word to one technical task. This is by way of saying that I see Si's point now...]
It comes down to this, doesn't it: a good skier should be able to both pivot and tip, but all things being equal, tipping is superior to pivoting because it is more dynamic. It is a GO movement, whereas pivoting is a STOP movement.
[ June 18, 2002, 06:46 AM: Message edited by: nolo ]