BWPA skiing in all the clips is very typical for how many young skiers ski today. Maybe its the skis, maybe its the way they learned or maybe its a combination of both. There is a very pronounced up-move and as BTS pointed out there is traces of it in the mogul clip as well. There is a very aggressive leg retraction move that kind of gives away that its forced. Its not natural to me anyway. In the powder clips you are very much in the back seat and you keep the ski tips over the snow most of the time. Since your skis support you for/aft balance well and you dont sink much because of the width this is possible. But it also takes away your natural ability to work 3dimensional in the snow and nicely turn your skis in the snow. With no or little side cut and snow not firm enough to decamber and let you arc your skis in the turn you are struggling with making your turns. This is why you need to up-unweight. Not necessarily a fault but it is what it is. Here, I made you some frame captures:
This is right after skier made his up-extention move. He turned his skis as they were unweighted and soon he will sink down with skis in the fall line. He is far back and he is square to his skis. This helps him keep his ski tips up over the snow and his hips rotating in order to fuel the pivot. He is extended.
Here the skier is comming through apex approximatly. Note his square stance and back seat with the ski tips up over the snow. He is flexing. BTW, are those new Scott "retro" poles?
When I look at the second video I dont see that strong high level skiing. First skier tries to select a line through the trees and down over some rocks or something but the flow and speed is badly interupted and it comes off as kind of experimental extreme skiing at low level. Maybe the snowconditions at the end suck but so does the skiing. At the top it was very aggressive up-unweighting and at the end it was badly in the back seat skiing. The next guy is clearly the weekest one out of the 3 but if he is ony 12y old its ok. He is a good example of how "tip to turn" with carving skis is nonfunctional in deeper and difficlut snow off pist. The last guy does not stand out as much better to me. I fail to see what BTS is raving about. Same stuff as #2. Maybe just his older brother. At the top he jumps his turns fearly nicely but at the end he arcs them badly in the back seat. Sofar non of the feedback given in this thread has brought any new stuff to OP. Insted of us shooting blanks, give us some of your own MA.
My own MA has been done. I am looking for others opinion. TDK6 well you started of strong earlier in the thread. post like this are what takes threads like this down spiral of no return.
yep many young skier today? you ve done yopu best to alienate EVERY single one of them with that post. Noone wants to learn to ski at 10mph with the tips driven into the snow in powder anymore. IN the real powder days(IE the clip you reference) that would have been impossible anyways. Ever trying skiing bottomless snow while you try to find the bottom on rally short skinny ski while there is NO light. GOod luck with that, Id love to see it.
when did aft balance become such a bad thing? I do agree I am balanced aft in relation to the hill, but did you ever stop to think that in powder you not balanced with the hills but instead on the platform your skis are creating. My legs NEVER get tired from skiing, from hiking to ski yes, but form just skiing no. ON some of these clips posted I easily skied 50,000 vertical feet in a day with out touching a groomer. IF I was backseat Id imagine my legs would get tired. I am not some world class athlete that can squat my weight all day, I am mearly an above average Joe. I doubt I or any could ski aft balance for 8 hours straight over 50k of vertical.
since you keep picking on the skis because in your mind new skis are evil and let people get away with evil things, all I have to say is easier is great. I have no idea how those turns are 'struggling" to make turns. First sidecut doesnt meaning anything when there is no hard surface to use on, the skis are already decambered since they have rocker and having a bigger platform let them decamber more. I dont think they take away the natural ability to anything if anything they enhance it. IF you cant understand please dont post in this thread.
and FYI Id love to see yo run gates against the kids your blasting. or anyone your blasting. Weird after your first post you were starting to gain some respect, after this one you have lost it all.