What is obvious to me is that we all are somewhat on the same page in our thinking.
“. I think in the photo the left knee is pushed to the inside, but the inside ski is kind of floating and pointing in a slightly different direction than the outside ski.”
IMHO, both skis seem to be pointing, or are tipped equally and that there is sufficient pressure on the inside ski. Observe the snow flying off the inside ski. If it was floating and more flat like I believe you are suggesting, there wouldn’t be snow coming off the ski with that intensity.
Again, I believe that Warren’s stance is functional. If he was taking a clinic here at Snowmass, I’m sure the trainers would tell him to get his legs farther apart, just like they tell me and all the other ski pro’s that have been around here for a long time. I’ve worked very hard at trying to ski the new model over the last couple of season, and I can say that I can do what they are looking for, for the most part. It’s true what they say about teaching old dogs new tricks. I learned the new tricks, but can’t say that it came easily. And I can’t say that it’s really more functional than what I was doing before. Or do I feel any better doing it that way. When I look at the way our hero’s ski on the World Cup circuit, on the most part they are skiing totally different than what we are being told to do. But the trainers say, “We want you to ski more like the World Cup guys or image. What, when they are just skiing around? Or when they are in the race course? Because if it’s in the race course, they seem to get themselves pretty bent out of shape trying to get around the wicket IMHO. Not to say that these guys can’t ski. To the contrary, they are the best. But our model is a lot more passive looking than what they are showing us on the course, no?
I think it’s very important that we have a standard in our skiing, a model. But this push to look like clones, I don’t know?