Monday, February 13, 2012

Comments by Canadian demo team, about Interski, demonstrator techniques.

At the point of this very turn, this skier is making, as the commentary in the video says, "the skier has early edge pressure, before the falline".  This theme seems to be pervasive in the commentary, yet is never borne out by the demonstrators.

It seems to me that there is no 'edge pressure" before the falline, as the ski is not engaged in the snow. All the pressure is still on his inside ski.

Another quote: "The Austrians base their top end skiing on the World Cup model".
I don't understand, nothing could be further from the truth. Do these instructors commenting on skiers, only say this stuff because they like to hear themselves talk or do they really believe what they are saying?

                                 There is a huge difference, and a disconnect between the understanding of ski technique on the World Cup, compared to traditional ski schools.
Here is a world cup skier, showing edge pressure above the falline and a narrow stance, which it seems is still not important to the Canadian Demo Team, ski instructor community. 

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