About 2 years ago I skied with @twhisper
for a few sets at the end of my KD Platinum review. (https://www.ballofspray.com/forum#/discussion/18600/kd-platinum-review/p1
) Terry suggested that I needed to work on keeping my shoulders more level everywhere in the course. That day I am not sure I made it my focus but I filed it in the back of my mind as something to work on later.
Currently, it is one the most important keys to my skiing and one of the things I use the most in my coaching. There is no “cure all” in skiing but I am still surprised about how many problems this solves for skiers I coach.
For me it is part of what helps me moderate my intensity approaching the wakes and to manage my upper body approaching apex.
What really surprised me is how much it helps skiers at 15 off & 24 – 30 mph. In retrospect maybe is it obvious but level shoulders for skiers at this level very much helps stability and stack at the wakes.
(see Terry I do listen :-)