Skis bend for many reasons. If I claimed that skis don't bend in a carved turn, I wasn't communicating properly. I apologize for that. Real skis obviously bend - especially when carving. The myth I disagree with is that the bending of the skis causes the carved turn.
Instead of focusing on the bending of the ski, I contend that how you pressure the edges determines the carve radius. Skis can carve turns with a radius other than that specified on the ski, can't they? How you pressure the edges (fore and aft) and how much you angulate controls the turn radius more than the sidecut or bending properties of the ski. The bending of the ski is a second order effect on the turn.
@coloskier Thanks for the kind words. While it may be more revealing for a carving experiment to stiffen the entire ski, I want to see if I can make a ski that is fun to ride on those carving days. I'm still going to seek out as many bumps as I can find. Leaving traditional flex at the ends of the ski might allow the skis to work on bumps or softer snow while making it easier for me to pressure the edges where I want to to make them carve. I can always add more later...
@zentune That video is pure fantasy. Who really skis fresh corduroy on an empty hill on a pretty day with your buddies?