Originally Posted by TomB
CTKook: You're again missing the point. To take tipping, you'll see that the tipping and edge engagement, and edge release, of each ski is sequenced, not at the same time.
I get the point. You are being pedantic. And for those who are not sure what pedantic is: marked by a narrow, often tiresome focus on or display of learning and especially its trivial aspects: a pedantic writing style; an academic insistence on precision; a bookish vocabulary; donnish refinement of speech; scholastic and excessively subtle reasoning.
Again, no. It often helps to refer discussions on here to the real world. In the real world, for a number of years, simultaneous, "two-footed" skiing has been held up as a goal for developing skiers. This has harmed many skiers' development, and led to posts even in this thread where people refer to their re-working their skiing to 50/50 as a positive thing. There have even, in this forum, been a number of posts from ski instructors asking why, for instance, ski racers do it "wrong" by, say, often lifting one ski and otherwise skiing sequentially.
The ski instructors asking this question were not stupid, they were simply victims themselves of the misguided notion that simultaneous use of both skis is the way it should be done. That is the background here.
In this thread, simultaneous use of both feet had again been held up as a goal, with freeskiing racers, wrongly, cited as examples of this.