Originally Posted by tdk6
Originally Posted by 4ster
I would not call these turns up-unweighted. I would say that the demonstrator is using an extension movement to release the edges & guiding the shape of the turn by steering with his feet & legs.
In the bolded part you clearly say that the extention is done to relese the edges. Its funny that you defined what up-extention is without understanding what you said.
TDK6, I will admit that I did not have the audio on the first time I watched the video. Now that I have gone back & listened to the description, at no time does he say anything about up unweighting. In fact, he says the same thing that I said! One can either change edges on a flexion or extension, in this case he is flattening/un-edging the skis through an extension movement.
I understand exactly what I said, but I am having difficulty understanding what you are saying! All I am saying is that extension is not necessarily up unweighting... but whatever.
I don't believe you need to up unweight to make a turn, I think you need to release/change edges. Even though some pressure will be released, merely tipping the feet from one direction to the other can accomplish this. For the turn to be parallel the edges need to be changed simultaneously, that is all.
I keep coming back & editing:
In the gray box I have highlighted your use of "up-extension" do they use that term in the video, because I never said it? I agree that extension can be in different directions (to the side, down the hill, etc., or even "up"), but I think "up" would be away from the direction of the turn. I do not believe that is what is being demonstrated in the video.
Edited by 4ster - 11/14/10 at 8:13am