I had my first ever lesson yesterday (level 5) and have a few questions. The instructor (PSIA 2) had me work on the "picture frame" drill, hand position, finishing turns, and extension/flexion.
My questions are in reference to the extension/flexion. I was taught to gradually rise starting at the top of the turn and then flex at the bottom of the turn - sorry don't know the terminology for parts of the turn. I thought that I've read that up-unweighting was no longer the ideal way to initiate turns. Before I groove this move, I'm looking for confirmation that this is indeed what I should be doing at my lowly level. Will this type of turning hamper me down the road?
Also, when I try to flex both legs I feel like my butt is going in the backseat. Is this a technique issue, just need to practice, or perhaps my ~20 year old boots are too stiff?
Overall it was an awesome lesson, the guy had me skiing some trails I thought were way over my ability level - course the snow was soft.