Do we teach the parallel turn today any differently than we taught it in 1980? What does a skier need to be able to do to learn it? Is the necessary prior learning any different today than yesterday?
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9/23/03 at 6:50am
|Originally posted by Arcmeister:
Different from contemporary: Movement focus (not turn type).
Release by tipping new inside foot toward little toe edge, and guiding its tip into the falline.
Transfer by lightening that same new inside foot,
Engaging by continued tipping inside foot as outside takes over stance/balance role.
This same order of movement is taught right from first turns (whether wedgy or more parallelish) with continous evolution based on consistant focus on the same movements and an emphasis on linked rhythmical turning. Parallel happens as skill with the same core movements evolves. Variations are in terrain, speed, timing, intensity to streatch versitility and adaptability at any level. [img]smile.gif[/img] [/QB]
|I'm wondering why our modern mantras, "tip'n'turn," "point'n'tip," and "right tip right to turn right" have little to say about pressure control? I feel pressure control has been hugely refined in our technique in the years since 1980.|
|The fact that they get there with their skis in a parallel relationship is really just a by product.|
|"The belief that parallel skiing, as it is generally understood, is the label of the expert skier only, is an antiquated concept that hinders learning of strong efficient skiing. Parallel skiing is "simultaneous leg rotation" and should be considered a mechanical option just as is independant leg rotation".|