BB has a wiki entry that is titled. Bob Barnes On How To Make A Perfect Turn
The most definitive part of BB's description is this paragraph, albeit it needs to be read in context.
"The only way you can actively turn the tip of your left ski to the left, without twisting its tail to the right, is to use your left leg and only your left leg. So, just like the movements you made walking toward the goddess, you turn your left foot and leg left to go left. As the left ski turns, you can simultaneously turn the RIGHT tip left, with your right foot and leg. The legs rotate independently of each other, beneath the pelvis and the upper body. Nothing goes right. Positive movements only."
I had never thought of walking as being remotely like skiing, do instructors here on Epic use the walking analogy when explaining ski turns?
When I look at expert skiing turn shape seems to come about by laying the skis further on edge with resultant pressure. I find the concept provided by BB giving rise to a visualization of skis twisting and a tail wash out, something BB seeks to avoid as a "negative movement".
A forum pole would be handy to determine support level for the "perfect turn" description offered.
Edited by Ashski - 2/22/2009 at 06:38 am
Edited by Ashski - 2/22/2009 at 06:39 am