|Originally posted by SLATZ:
...A coach who coached several athletes to the USST defined it this way (20 years ago):"Angulation is what you do to balance yourself against the forces of the turn". In other words, angulation is the effect, not the cause, of the turn...
I know we discussed this in the past, but I still am having a *very* hard time with this statement. In particular:
1) I can angulate while at a dead stop, so there certainly are no forces of a turn to balance against.
2) I can change my degree of angulation at will, and I can do this when either stopped of in motion at any speed, so how can it be an effect, not a volitional movement.
Both of the above tell me that angulation is something I "can" do, not "must" do (when in a turn), hence it's not a result of the turn, but an option I can add to turns (eg, to turn them from skids to carves).
Personally, I think that coach was confusing angulation with the lateral movement of the CM necessary to stay in balance during a turn, particularly, single ski or narrow stance width turns.
Tom / PM[ January 13, 2004, 08:54 AM: Message edited by: PhysicsMan ]