You had to go there didn't you.
I don't think it feels unnatural at all. Its just another skill, part of skiing.
The reason you should care is because its a skill you use every time you ski, whether you want to recognize that fact or not. You can do it poorly or do it well. Practice it to do it well. If you think you are edge lock carving all your turns, I will just flatly say "no you're not". When you use tipping movements, though you may not be conscious of it, you are employing rotary movements as well. All the BPST folks that think they aren't rotating their legs, yes they are. They might not be consciously thinking about it and that's their choice and I have no problem with that mental choice, but the rotary is happening, you can see it in every video example that exists.
I sure hope this thread is not going to degrade into another silly heated debate about rotary. Haven't we been through that enough already?
Here is the summary, I can save a lot of flamage for us all:
One group of people feels they should be actively aware of the rotary they are creating
to get just the right amount needed for any situation, proactively. Another group of people feels that the best way to manage rotary is to try to pretend its not there or that their task in life is to eradicate
it to a minimum, which in their minds will result in just the right amount for any given situation. One group creates
rotary as a directive
. Another group results
in rotary through other means.
That about sums it up. Two approaches to the same ideal. We're never going to agree here on which is the correct approach are we? Myself, I believe that there are certain situations where too much rotary can definitely be applied by method A to the detriment of the task, and there are other situations where not enough rotary by method B will be applied, to the detriment of the task. To me, its not one or the other. Everyone is right, some of the time. Nobody that takes a strong stance on either of these arguments is right all of the time.
But back to the original OP question, which was simply, is it POSSIBLE to steer your legs while maintaining a countered hip.Edited by borntoski683 - 10/30/09 at 12:48pm