>>If Lisamarie is spending money on lessons and isn't improving, what do you make of that? <<
What I make of it is how do you know if she has improved or not. You've only seen her ski once.
>>No reason on earth that she shouldn't be skiing really well.<<
Sure there is. She may just be afraid. She may be really cautious, or is comfortable with where she's at with her skiing. She has said herself that she is not real comfortable with the going down hill part of the turn. She probably does a lot of traversing across the hill. She probably leans up the hill quite a bit. Her skiing will probably NOT get better until she is willing to let her skis go and make a little bigger radius turn and gets more comfortable with the fall-line.
>>"You need a narrow stance" <<
Since I haven't seen LM ski, and don't know how wide her stance is, what is your take on a wide stance? How wide is wide? If wider than hip width, then yes, it may be a little too wide. But if she is hip width or a little less, then IMHO, she is right on. Locking ones feet together so that their boots are touching and their skis are banging together and disturbing the wild life
went out with the 205cm ski. With the new shaped skis, they function much better with some distance between them. That is if one wants to carve their turns and not skid. But if one is skiing in the bumps and not carving, more of a pivoting type turn, then one can ski with them pretty close. I will go along with you that skiing with ones feet pretty close together in the powder works well. But I personally prefer to standardize my stance for all types of terrain, leaving about 8" or so between both inside edges.
>>: "Ask anyone here. A narrow stance is required for skiing powder and powder chop. It's also required for bumps. <<
No one asked me. [img]tongue.gif[/img] I do not believe that a narrow stance is required. But it may help some. Although, skiers that experience terrain that disturbs their balance, may benefit from a little wider stance, IMHO.--------------Wigs