Bush, why do you have to take everything into polarity? IMO TDK is trying to say is that you don't have to have linked fall-line turns as a goal in itself.
If I find a cooler/safer/easier/whatever line somewhere else to the side, why shouldn't I traverse to it if I want to, even if I could go straight down?
Showing your own skiing in narrow corridors and hero snow does not really prove a point about traversing in crud.
If you plan to ski the Bec please pick a line without a traverse, and make sure not to stop for the entire 3000 feet drop.
Jamt, I think we have to dropp the discussion on traversing. The debate is clearly not about traversing. But thanks for posting the photo of Bec. I was there a couple of times during the competitions and I have to say that I have never seen anything like it. It was windy one year and they had a hard time dropping the guys from the chopper at the top. I wonder how steep Bec is considered to be?