Originally Posted by mommydevo
Yea, but when you run and slide on the ice or across the kitchen floor in your socks, what do you do?
Good question! Typically, people go into to the same stance as they would in a telemark turn or like they do on a hard boot racing snowboard where one foot is in front of the other. I think of "Risky Business" with Tom Cruise. The only time you really slide sideways like you would on a snowboard is when you are trying face something at 90 degrees to the direction you are traveling in.
I never thought of it, but it does really illustrate the unnaturalness of alpine skiing and a typical snowboard.
Ultimately, I do have a love for all 3 disciplines. Snowboard on hard-pack area days. Tele for softer area days and lower angle touring. Alpine touring for the variable conditions of peak bagging and sketchy couloirs.