Originally Posted by steveys
1) I have found that when turning, if I am say turning to the right, that it is easier to have right ski slightly ahead of left ski. Anyone have a reason?
2) in powder, this does not seem to work and being balanced on both feet equally seems to work better, feel of "steering".
3) I read a book from about 10 years ago by the head of ski school at squaw valley, and he says experts ski on just the outside ski. I have tried this and it seems to be working on groomers (dont think it would work in powder??). Is this PSIA sanctioned?
4) what are the pros and cons of reading (and following) the below book?
Anyone can be and expert skier 1: the new way to ski by harb harald
1.tip lead as it is called shouldnt be a 'goal" but is instead an outcome of what happens when you turn keeping your hips more square to the fallline/path of COM line than to the skis.
2. your correct well kinda of Id have to see video you skiing powder to see if you ve taken the above to far.
3. It does work, its not PSIA sanctioned but who cares although some member of the PSIA understand the importance of active weight transfer. In powder more equal(but never 50/50) is better but with fat skis you can pretty much ski on the outside ski as well.
4. its got good stuff in it, just realize that not all turns can be accomplished by edging and pressure alone active steering although not desirable all the time, has to happen sometime for you to be a true expert level skier.