Ok - so guess what happened yesterday. I go skiing by myself and happen to run into a guy I briefly met before, older and much more experienced coach.
He obviously sees me ski and we start talking in the lift and he casually tells me what my problem was. Took him five runs, 4 drills and a lot of talking to get me to understand what "open the hips and move" means. In the end, you won't believe that I finally understood while doing side slipping/braquage, of all things.
I was essentially trying too hard to pull my inside ski back and keep my upper body still, soo hard that I was locking up everything above the knees.
Suffice it to say, that in a little over 1 hour, my own skiing had radically changed (again). A lot of problems I knew I had simply disappeared, magically - now I understand that they were all related to this one thing, which is totally not far from what skidude was trying to bash into my head about my son
I think/hope I acquired that and am taking notes for next season, 'cause there's only one week left of this one :) for me.
cheers and thanks,