OK, let's have some arm-chair quarterbacking critique of this guy's skiing. One of the dangers of posting ski pix on the Net.
Picture linked by Jim K. in first post (Picture 2 of 5):
Like how his upper body is pointing downhill with both hands in front. Overall, nice angulation, but he *might* be leaning into the hill just a *bit* too much with his hips. His upper body is balancing his lower body angulation nicely. Tough to tell exactly where the fall line is in the pix. He definitely is not at a 90 degree angle to the fall line, though he is in an edge set (not sure if that is a current term.) Since his feet are pretty close together, the section of trail he is on is nowhere near as steep as it appears. (Unless he is heading more down the fall line than it appears to me.)
Picture 1 (left arrow from Jim's link):
His form is much worse in this one. Don't like how his upper body is bent over at the waist that much. His right arm is too far behind his body. It's good that he is reaching downhill, but he's not reaching agressively enough. I'd like to see more of a "drink poring bend" to his left wrist with his pole pointing more downhill. Since his left hand is pretty far downhill (maybe a bit behind), I think his downhill edges should have already been flattened and starting the new turn. Or, since his lower body looks in *pretty* good form, maybe he's just bent too far forward at the waist.
Any of ya ski instructors got opinions? Or fellow arm-chair QB's?