Your lesson will help you to bring your skis to parallel from a wedge position. It’s the introduction to the Phantom Move, where the lightening and tipping of the free foot makes the stance ski turn. The lightening and tipping of the free foot is called the Phantom Move. The Phantom Move, when performed properly, is smooth, progressive, and barely detectable, hence its name. Starting in a wedge traverse controls your speed while you to practice the new movements that will create a parallel finish to your turns.
All this activity starts with the free foot (here, the uphill foot). The tipping of the free foot activates the kinetic chain, up through the pelvis and over to the stance leg, producing the turning action of the stance ski. Efficiency and balance are diminished if the actions start higher in the body. Sensations from the feet tell us how the skis are behaving and how to adjust the feet. Consequently, focusing on the feet yields precise control.