|Originally posted by FastMan:
Cants will change skeletal allingment, but not the skiers ultimate ability to perform a skill.
I agree with both parts individually, but not your inplied conclusion that the intended outcome is any increase in ability.
This may just be a mis-conception you or others have?
What optimal alignment provides is for all of one's ultimate ability to be applied to performing a skill as efficiently as possible. Without optimal alignment, whatever amount of ability the body uses to compensate (as I agree it will attempt to do) is subtracted from what is ultimately avaliable to perform. I don't know about you, but I have none extra to waste on inefficient compensating movements. I need all mine to keep my head out of the snow. [img]smile.gif[/img]
From "Tommy": "extra, extra, read all about it, the alignment wizard has a miracle cure".
We had Warren come through as well, same process, but different result. My gangs general reaction was interest and initiative to explore and learn more about the "process", not that we had a experienced a "miracle cure". Most of our folks went on to get their alignment sorted out and their skiing, and teaching as well, has benifited as a result. Those who did not have changed very little (Hmmmm?) I'd guess that awareness among our staff of these issues, while scattered, is above average and continues to grow. I get a couple new inquires each week from people trying to learn more about their alignment.
I see it as a simple issue with a complex solution, but that does not justify neglecting to seek one.
Good alignment = enabler of efficient skiing movements
Poor alignment = inhibitor of efficient skiing movements
Good alignment is certainly not a miracle cure,
but the alternatitive certainly is a poison pill.
I for one am going to continue to try to learn more about it. How could one choose not to, and ignore it's potential?