So - at the risk of deviating too much from the original purpose of this thread, I finally had SNOW last weekend and obviously played with this a bit.
Here's the countersteering turn in skiing, that I've been playing with - steps you can replicate:
- pick a slalom ski, say 12m
- gingerly start a wide turn, say 15m
- instead of checking your email while waiting for the turn to finish on its own,
- push the inside knee more into the turn (down into the snow), this will start a chain of events:
- the ouside knee will phantomatically follow
- skis will tip more and increase the angle to the snow
- forces increase on the ski, and, if you solve all the equations in Le Master's book, this force is bending them more and tightening the arc, to 12m or less
- the body will instead continue travelling over the skiis and into the next turn.
- since the body is now over the skis, the skis will tip and start the next turn.
this is classic countersteering, no doubts about it.
it may not work that well with a larger GS turn, because the body is travelling more across the hill, with the skis in the transition.