|Originally posted by Pierre:
On the contrary, a quick small pivot can indeed be a parallel turn. The definition you give is for carving, not parallel turning.
Tipping the inside ski without moving into the turn will produce the splits or the maneuver cannot be done. Pivoting the inside ski first can produce the flat skis without much turning action that you're talking about.
As far as using the wide track exercise. I have used it many times and know its limitations. You will find more than one thread initiated by me on that very subject. Feeling a future move can be done just as effectively from a narrow stance. The future move from a wide stance is much more apt to be latteral verses diagonal with any student because the exercise is harder to do in a wide stance. [img]smile.gif[/img] [/QB][/quote]
Now to pull your chain just a bit more a pivot is not a turn or we would call it a pivot turn. That being said then a skid is not a turn but a skidded turn. Yep a lot of them there folks do that one. Then a parallel turn should be carved more than skidded my latest greatest how to book says. Yep tip follows tail. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
Lateral well maybe yes probably but I would suggest the "move" is almost lateral because the skier is in a cowboy stance. BIG horse and small rider makes for wide stance. We both know it is hard to move to the future unless you create angles which is really what a lot of this little exercise is really about. It can be done IF you really work it.
It is a good exercise done correctly just as RR turns are and a few others which I can leave alone for now cause it will just confuse the original question of how to keep parallel and ski the crud. Now me I like crud but I am from the midwest!
CLICK! I let go of the chain!
Ps. Happy Holidays. Darn it got a little warm down here! 50 degrees and climbing.