Weighting, schmeighting. We'd be much better off if we didn't know about or think about weighting, just let weighting take care of itself, as when you turn some weight shifts naturally to the outside of the turn but as you neutralize it comes back.
I also realize that we had to learn to totally weight the outside ski when they were straight and stiff in order to bend the weighted one even minimally.
But I would think it best if the new learners were never told about wheight shift or even where the weight is supposed to be, side to side, because once you mention it they will get all hung up about it.
Wigs, today the owners and instructors of our ski area gave a surprise party for my cousin-in-law Franz Bindreiter for being an instructor there for 40 consecutive years, with a big cake, pizza, lots of beer and a bottle of Shlivvy (Slivovic) and a plaque with a 40-year-old picture of him making a reverse shoulder turn which would be the envy of any Stein admirer.
I would call him, and those of us long timers, complete skiers rather than just contemporary skier since we, as you mentioned, can ski it all rather than just railroad turns.
>>> But I also like to shake it up a bit and do some Ott turns that we saw him do in that perpetual video not to long ago.<<<
You mean this one? It will be a year next month and I'm still not tired [img]smile.gif[/img]