- Nov 12, 2015
- New England
I understand that. An uphill-arc or J-turn is equivalent to the end of the turn, the bottom half of the turn. It's what happens after the fall line. Getting a client to create a carved arc for the first half of the turn .... is a different kind of challenge for the teacher. And our private lessons here in the east tend to be short.....
Number one is getting people out of grossly manipulating the skis. To give them a sense- edge locked arcs. One ski at a time.
The most dramatic improvement I see is uphill arcs or J turns. It disappears quickly, but lots of them can get it there and have quite a good body position.
You've taught longer than me. Do you actually get clients who want to learn to carve whole turns, and who stay with the task long enough to actually learn it? Do you consider teaching them to do this a worthy enterprise for an instructor?