In another thread I discussed what was taught to me by examiner Joe Wood in a bumps clinic.
Tuesday at Mount Snow playing in the bumps I found that using Joe's palms forward pole plant technique was very effective. I'd be interested in any opinions on this.
What it is is a blocking pole plant where the palm is facing forward, thus the hand is out from the side and the elbow against the side. I found this helped me greatly in staying square to the fall line.
As I played with it I realized the mechanics were that by having that position the hand and thus shoulder couldn't go back that easily (try this right now wherever you are and you'll see what I mean.)
Is this a common practice? Any thoughts on it?