Originally Posted by Matthias99
If you want to "carve" at low speeds (not skid/slip) you have to be exceedingly precise with your 'tipping' or you'll catch an edge. This is a PSIA L2 exam task...
Even trying to 'smear' parallel turns at very low speeds is quite tricky unless you turn it into something more like a pivot slip. At least to me. In a wedge turn your COM stays between your feet (ie, 'over' the BOS) the entire time.
Not quite. Just tip the skis on their left edges and balance on them. Keep them there and they will turn to the left. The edge may get caught only if you try to pivot them, possibly.
Not quite... At low speeds, your body will be more or less between boots no matter what you do - there is no centripetal force to lean against. If the feet are tipped to the left, your upper body will necessarily angulate to the right. Nothing more, nothing less. Roller blades? Check! Angulation! Check!
Yes. Next is Pivot slips kind of thing culminating in a hockey stop. If you don't tell them "it's hard" or "watch out for skiis flat"... it won't be!
That's my recipe anyways... As usual, mileage may vary... And it's obviously adapted to the exact circumstances... But yeah, that's the idea: get them to balance
on their edges. It is important to start and go through the motions stationary, a few times... Before gliding the first time. I found that makes a big difference.
My favourite drill is just this: tuck rollerblades turns with counter, on a green. You should hear good 18 year old racers grunt when directed to do that, yet i always make sure they do a few as often as possible.
 oh, and if it's beginners, i they always start with 10 minutes of skating at the bottom of the hill. I realize that the average lesson seeker wont have the discipline of a kid being yelled at, that's a challenge, no doubt