I thought I said that, you said it more clearly.
The interesting thing about sideslips and pivot slips, though, is not so much their usefulness in descending a challenging pitch or a mogul run. Few seem to realize how very applicable they are to even pure, linked carved turns as well. Even the most purely carved turns have a "float phase," an edge change, and an edge release. Pivot slips are all about what you do during that phase, when the skis are NOT carving. Mastering Pivot Slips will do wonders for all your turns, from twisted, braking skids to pure carves, and everything in between.
Now, back to the fun stuff. I just happened to have come across these pictures of Phil and his other brother Phil enjoying a hike to Juarez in Taos on a beautiful sunny day.
This is so very wrong. (Sorry, Phil--couldn't resist!)