Some instructors don't like to talk about right or wrong ways to ski. That said, often when movements are made efficiently they look like they are effortless. I always thought of steez as extraneous movements that were affordable because the critical movements were done efficiently.
A power wedge, for example looks easy and effortless coming down a flat beginner slope, but tilt the slope more and eventually if looks painful compared to parallel turns. There's nothing wrong with a power wedge. It definitely is and looks easier to do than parallel turns skill wise, but it's not making it easy with respect to effort.
Put another way, I once watched a freestyler do a tip drop 360. He made it look easy. And in some respects dropping the skis from parallel to the snow to vertical to the snow does make it easier to spin the 360. But that most certainly was not making the 360 easy even though it looked easy. I would say he steezed the spin.
Edited by therusty - Tue, 03 Feb 09 01:41:12 GMT