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The reason is that your feet are closer to the board and snow so movements like flexing or extending your ankles will cause the board to make contact with the snow quicker then an upper body movement(Much more effeceint and effective). You still want your shoulders to be making the movement in the same direction as you are turning unless the riding task(i.e. doing a basic turn, popping a 180, etc.) calls for a different movement.
It probably isn't so much that they have moved away from teaching upper body as the emphasis and how they talk about it has changed.
Last edited by gjsnowboarder; 09-09-2010 at 10:29 AM.