At super slow speeds it becomes very difficult to maintain an arc on many skis which is where the BPST comes in.
In PMTS, a bullet proof short turn can be a brushed carve and a brushed carve can be used for a BPST.
Neither one is achieved if slow releasing turns are not practiced and learned. (this is not linked pivot slips either and has nothing to do with this useless exercise) A brushed carve requires the same adherence to reduction of pivot and steering as BPST.
The forces that cause pivot in short turns on steep slopes are due to the type of release and energy management used during release. When done the PMTS way, you conserve angular momentum, which TTS do not teach. If hip countering and leg flexion are not used when tipping, in transition, for a BPST, some pivot or ski tail skid will be apparent.
This is a natural phenomenon, not a PMTS movement, it just happens (forces of gravity combined with acceleration and momentum) .
I don?t understand this obsession, or perception with skidding that the TT instructors have. Why they are so obsessed with it?s importance that it has to be the driving factor in their teaching system. Most skiers have too much of it already, don?t know how to control, when they do have it. It?s the action that causes all the problems for control on steeps and all mountain.
This is an ongoing frustration for skiers who want to improve, but don't know how. Are TTS systems not aware of these movements and how detrimental they are, are TTS instructors so oblivious to what?s actually happening to skiers they teach?
Why do they teach these inefficiencies and why do they not recognize them in skiers?
In my estimation it?s due to a number of realities in ski teaching. PSIA instructors rarely give more then a lesson or two before that skier moves on and stops taking lessons. So the instructors don?t see the results of their efforts. And if you use the same movements you teach, it's hard to be critical and objective about student performance. .
Although skiers who came to PMTS are learning BPST and a Brushed carved turn, in most cases or the majority show up with too much rotation, skid and pivot already in their skiing. I see the same in the general public.
Do the pundits of these movements actually watch skiers or teach skiing, and if they do, why don?t they notice inefficient techniques and movements? I?m convinced they don't see and understand the difference between the skiers PMTS produces and the compromised skier their obsession with ?rotary skills? produces. If you don't see the difference it's easy to argue that your position and approach are valid.
In PMTS we don?t teach inefficient "skills" good skiers don?t think about or try to produce rotary movements in skiing. Skiers who intensionaly use them ski poorly, this is obvious if you go back and look at any video of PSIA, CSIA, TTS, taught skiers.
If PMTS is built on skiing that has always been available or if PMTS is just re-packaged, how is it we produce excellent skiers and we don?t use what are considered the most important movements of TTS?
I think of re-packaging as coming from the same foundation with different words.
PSIA's foundation is the wedge and stability, which is big toe edge based.
PMTS's foundation is balance and movements toward the little toe edge. Wow, what a great job or re-packaging!!!
Sure PMTS is based on racing movements and a skier taught the PMTS method will learn a progression of movements that are built from racing. This is documented in four books and four videos. Where are the previous systems of this nature documented or taught? Where are the previous manuals that bring a Direct Parallel beginner through to expert skiing, with racing and movements that lead to carving?
The whole battle in progressing a skier is to help them to use, understand and implement movements to engage the skis and therefore reduce or eliminate unbridled skidding.
Using the skis requires balance, conservation of momentum, and movement efficiencies. I don't see these results of ski teaching on the slopes, but I see them in PMTS campers, instructors and skiers. There is a difference and it's not from re-packaging the old that created the problems, it's by using a fresh, new approach to skiing. That's why they can't understand it, it's too new and too different.
References for BPST: page 48, 78, and supporting chapters. ?Anyone can be an Expert Skier 2?.
Examples of Brushed Carve: ?Harald Harb?s Essentials of Skiing? Pages: Sample turn page 2-3.
BPST page 21, 98.
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