I'm glad you guys are so passionate about teaching and the CSIA system. Although I don't see that as reason enough to hijack threads to sell your system to everyone.I stopped listening to negative commercials years ago. This thread is about WILL which several members have already pointed out. Weems offered the idea that Nick's will is demonstrated by his moving his body into the new turn. He also pointed out that he (Weems) projects his hip into the turn more than Nick does. To me this connection between attitude and movements is what Weems was trying to point out.
Sadly this thread has devolved into a discussion of CSIA methodology and definitions. SD you are going to great length to differentiate your system and offer a glimps into how you classify ski movements. The skills concept you offer avoids using the word movements but even in your assessment of Weems' skiing you use words like extending and you describe his shoulders moving backwards as a result of his hips extending and with that the CoM moves backwards. All without using the words move or moving. But let's be clear here, you are describing movements (using action verbs like extention to describe motion) and suggesting how Weems should move differently. Call it "execution of the skill" if you wish but that's just a contrived way to avoid using the word movement.
Actually JASP if you review the thread again you will see my posts where directley answering questions by Weems. Not sure how Weems can hi-jack his own thread. Intrestingly, yourself nor Rick have answered Weems' questions yet. Please do.
As for deliberatley not using the word "movment". You got me. But let me be clear: In my view the term "movment" as used on EPIC as has taken on a whole meaning, far beyond what a person on the street would think when they hear the word. When doing skills analysis do you look at how people move? Yes of course. But you dont start there, you look at the skills, see where they are working, where they are not, and then look at why. It is that first step of looking at skills that answers Weems question "How do you know what is right or wrong"...or as I put it..."what is right, and what can be improved". Without a skills assessment first, you are shooting in the dark and just dispelling opinion.
Also for clarity, please look at my definations for "skills" this also contrasts greatley with the term as used on Epic where things like "transitions" a viewed as a skill...rather then a phase of the turn where skills are applied. For those who dont fully understand all this, this may seem like a simple case of symantics but it isnt. It is a crucial distinction.