|Originally posted by arcadie:
I'd like to know more about For what its worth, I find it curious that this skier's stance narrows so dramatically at the turn transition.
Stance width is staying pretty constant actually. Looks like a very nice gentle turn style using a soft release. Stance is narrow throughout, but appears wider in the turns because of vertical seperation while in the turn. It's an illusion that the stance width is changing.
Body is going with the turn instead of staying totally facing down the hill. Nothing wrong with that. Not as good for short radius turns, but fine for a longer turn like these.
Edge change is occuring just by getting weight off the old outside ski. It's a subtle movement but very effective. You can't do this with even weighting on both skis, so though it's hard to tell, I bet this is a skier weighting mostly the outside ski rather than evenly weighting. If you ski that way, then the soft release works great. Also, to the adherants of a wider stance, you can't do the soft release effectively in a wide stance either.
(soft release is a technical term from Lito's book Breakthru on the New Skis - and it looks like this type of turn to my eye anyway)
Now I went back and read all the posts. Nice turns Nolo.