Rusty: The guy is just slinging himself across his skis and not tipping or extending.
Floyd: Do I see a dead spot and a little in the rear?
Todo: Not to generalize but I see this large movement to his ski by the pronouced flex at the end of the turn
I wonder if you guys realize how strange it is for some of us to look at what is clearly good skiing and see such comments. Especially when to some of us, it is obviously Rob Butler in the video (who is an instructor, no less) The only comment that made sense to me was the one brought by Arby regarding a lack of pole action. The goal of this video was to show two-footed carving however, so I guess Rob ignored pole action. He could have kept his hands higher and more forward.
Anyway, I have some questions:
Rusty, why did you think that there is no tipping. The tipping I see is very subtle - as it should be. And your comment about "slinging" is hard to understand. Rob takes advantage of the rebound (created by the pronounced flex) with a little bit of cross-under action. Nothing wrong with that. May not be necessary, but it is not incorrect.
Floyd, you see a dead spot there? I thought that the transition was excellent.
Todo, I think that the pronounced flex is there because Rob chose to do it. It creates a nice platform for a little rebound and a quick transition of the CM into the new turn.
Anyway this is probably the main reason why I hesitate to take lessons. I am afraid that somebody will look at my turns and tell me to do things that I don't believe will help me. I would like to completely trust an instructor, but it seems that if my style does not match his/her "ideal", then he/she will try to change my skiing - and not necessarily for the better. For example I am completely against the new trend to keep skiers more upright in their stance and to get them forward by ramping the boot. I prefer my knees nicely bent (like in the video).