By all means, ski however you want, but you take issue with concepts that are not disputable.
What you have previously said is plain wrong and totally disputable, my video supports my view.
That's not to say that if your feet come off the ground, you are skiing out of control, but control is established through the contact our skis make with the ground. Am I wrong about that?
I agree with the wording above.
The skis must have contact with the snow to establish control, but not the feet.
The more ski and edge engagement, the more control gained. When the feet make contact with the snow, more control is gained. When the feet make contact with the snow and the skis are tipped on edge and engaged in an arc, much more control is gained.
I agree this is indisputable, but is not what has been previously posted.
My point of disagreement is the repeated obsession with your view of "keeping the feet in contact with the snow" and "maintaining shin pressure on the boot to pressure the ski shovels".
While they both come into play during each turn, the timing to gain these pressures is key to skiing smoothly and dynamically.
No where in this entire thread (besides my posting) is the "float" phase of the turn during initiation ever mentioned and is key to linking brushed carved turns in natural terrain. Without it, consistant progressive pressure loading can't take place and at some point during the turn, the skier and turn become "static".
Your rush to gain snow/feet contact and shin pressure totally negates the benefits and ability to gain the "float" phase where the body is weightless during the top 1/3 of the turn. Embrace it, don't be afraid of it. Without it, the mountain will dictate and the skier will be submissive to it, the terrain will determine where a turn can be made and when it will finish.
In steeper natural terrain it is easy to load enough energy to propel you into transition, the skier actually needs to dump energy at the turn finish for speed control. The more square the skis are to the fall line, at the turn finish, the more energy/momentum that can be dumped. It is much more difficult (work) to harness this energy on moderate pitched groomed, but this is where handling the "float" phase needs to be learned.
During the float phase the skier can rest, regroup, re-balance, re-center and re-align as they get ready to fully load the skis throughout the bottom 1/2 of the turn. Embrace it, don't be in a hurry to finish it, the "float' phase will be over soon enough.
During the float phase the skier smoothly gets the skis on the new edges and hooked up to turn down the fall line, gradually loading the edges with more and more pressure into the turn finish as the body comes down and ankles progressively close and gain shin pressure. There should only be a split second moment of max loading, right at the end of the turn finish / pole plant.
Guess what also happens at the start of transition?
Retraction, I don't call this pull back or back pedaling that others describe in this thread, because the timing, movement and intent is different.
When I retract, I simultaneously thrust my hips forward, close my knees and open my ankles. This allows me to maintain / regain shovel edge pressure while I'm floating weightless through transition.
So you are correct that for 1/2 of your turn you have no shin pressure, but you aren't carving your turns at that point either, nor are you riding down the back side of the mogul.
Are you saying a ski edge pressured and engaged from the toe piece forward won't turn?
If I'm not skiing down the backside of the mogul during the top 1/2 of my turn, where exactly am I skiing?
The first couple turns in the video, I'm deflecting off the mogul side wall, but I lose the zipperline before the bottom of that short face ends and throughout the rest of the vertical repeatedly turn into/through the mogul face and link a backside turn for speed control.
I don't know where you ski, but in the video, I see pretty soft and fluffy conditions. You can get away with a lot in good soft snow. Try it on ice. The impact alone will ruin your day. Personally, I'm not a big fan of relying on tactics and techniques that only really work well in ideal conditions.
The video was taken on Upper Holiday / Sun Valley, Id.
We are predominantly a "hard pack" mountain, very firm moguls about 80% of the season, although we do get soft conditions during storm cycles if it's not to warm.
The skiing that day was a cold 2" on top of very firm moguls, not ice. When it's firm, even an inch makes a huge difference around here. Some of my turns look like the snow is deep because I'm skiing in and through any piles skiers before me have scraped or pushed up for me. This soft now is located on the top and backside of the mogul, there is none left in the rut.
With the technique I use to ski moguls, I don't slam anything and don't use impact for speed control. I seldom ski the zipperline, there really aren't any here. I don't even see the ruts as I'm only looking for the softest part of the mogul face and I turn directly into it fully committed with my ski shovels in a loaded turn followed by retraction as soon as I crest the face or mogul sidewall and link a backside turn in snow that is smoother than most groomed runs to gain any speed control I need.
You should watch my video again, I don't "slam" anything for speed control, I turn.