I have had this idea in my head for a couple of years….
What if when we talked about stuff like “opening your hips at the wakes” or anything else only referenced the following:
Center of mass
Attitude of the ski in the water – pitch, yaw and roll
As an example:
The only conversation about opening your hips extra that made any sense to me was with “skier x” who said that Mapple and Smith do something to get the ski flatter in the water on the way out to the ball line. With the ski flatter sooner it has less drag and they get to the ball line faster and earlier.
Understanding the goal means a lot more to me than wondering if I need to move my big toe to the left