First off Wink, I apologize for the language, I rarely use such words. What got me going is that this dinner conversation over venison and Merlot has nothing to do with the teachers in the trenches who get a dozen new students every hour on the hour and who are concerned, not to make expert skiers, but just to teach them so by the end of the lesson they know a little bit more than at the start.
A good teacher doesn't talk to the student about rotary or pressure or steering, s/he just explains the maneuver, demostrates and then goes about correcting the causes of any errors.
What really got me is that they put down Professor Kruckenhauser and his successor Hopichler who were visionaries who advanced skiing and ski teaching in Austrian sports universities, (they advocated very narrow stance in their time, BTW), and statement like this:
>>> Look, there’s Stenmark, or Tomba, with his feet way apart. But in terms of lateral spread from the center-line of the body–that is to say, measured perpendicular to the body’s main axis–well actually, they’re really still skiing in a narrow stance. Right?”<<<
If they see Tomba as skiing narrow stance, we need not worry then, we all ski narrow stance. How does "way apart" and "still skiing in a narrow stance" creep into the same sentence. Do these guys think we are stupid? Insulting.
Why was their whole conversation so negative, just tearing down the world's skiing systems, hardly a word about how to fix it.