|Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
FastMan--your assertion that "any intent is legitimate" deserves more emphasis. This is a very important point! It's not that skiers "should" adopt an offensive intent all the time, but that they MUST recognize the unbreakable link between their intent and their movements. If they want to carve a better turn, but they fail to recognize the defensive intent that dictates their movements, they are doomed to fail. They are trying to act on two fundamentally conflicting, contradictory intents. The most common cause of lesson failure may be instructors trying to teach offensive movements to defensive skiers. It can't be done!
In other words, are you suggesting that they say they want to "go there" but they really don't want to?