SCSA, I did want to pick on one thing Harb said:
>>I did come across some misinformation on the posts. They "the PSIA" faction
thinks tipping is the same as steering. Again, (they don't get it) they
don't understand their own terminology or biomechanics. If they could "read"
(without PSIA glasses on), the PMTS manual, it explains the difference
clearly. Beginning by relaxing, then tipping, these movements direct the
center of mass into the next turn and put the new inside ski on an edge
before the new downhill ski. In contrast, inside leg steering creates a flat
ski and it remains flat while increasing the skidding of both skis. The body
begins to pivot around it center axis. Steering also uses the external
rotators of the thigh, which naturally causes the skier to flex, putting
them in a more crouched position and blocking the movement of the center of
mass into the next turn.<<
I learned from PSIA gurus and did not learn steering as Harald Harb has suggested PSIA's official position would teach me and I also did not learn from PMTS. So if PSIA does not represent steering as tipping, relaxing and CM movement into the turn then how could I learn just that from PSIA???? Remember I didn't have formal instruction prior to becoming a PSIA intructor, I have not been an instructor for long and had no other outside influences.
Who is mis-representing here. Did PSIA mis-represent its teachings to me or is HH mis-representing PSIA?
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ October 12, 2001 08:00 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Pierre eh! ]</font>