This has been an interesting thread and the more I follow these threads, I become more impressed by the depth of knowledge that I find on this forum. I have on occasion attempted to offer my "advice" in these "Ski Instruction & Coaching" forums, and a couple of times have been kindly put in my place. That is when I realized that this particular forum is really geared to the professional discussions around many of the finer technical points of skiing. Once I realized the context, then the discussions began to make more sense.
So, my observations as a non-professional for skiing variable snow, "crud", are the following:
1 - I personally think that the wider skis have made a big difference in how aggressively I can ski highly variable snow, (crud). Don't know if that is a "placebo" effect, but at least in my head it seems to be the case.
2 - I tend to ski with a wider stance and this seems to be suited for skiing aggressively, (fast) in these conditions.
I think this video may illustrate this approach to skiing highly variable snow and terrain at a fairly aggressive approach. (shot with GoPro, so it obviously doesn't show the body position like the prior videos, but it does let you see the skis and footwork involved). I'd be interested in the thoughts and insights as to where this shows how to, and/or how not to ski crud. And hopefully, this provides some content to add to the discussion taking place.
Cool video and great skiing. Also nice that you like the forum, keep posting. Yes, wider skis are definitely better in crud. Gives you a better platform and float's higher in the snow and gives you a much smoother and faster ride. Therefore promotes a wider stance. I'm stuck with narrow skis but that's another story. Well done, thanks for sharing..... maybe I should get a GoPro after all.....