Originally Posted by tdk6
I didn't say tipping was not part of brushing. Just that tipping alone does not produce a brushed edge. To you, what is the difference between edging and tipping?
Tipping alone can definitely produce a brushed edge, but you can also contribute some rotary if you like, however rotary is not absolutely necessary to get a steered, brushed edge. Try to do any wedge cristie demo and you can see what it means to tip the outside ski and embrace the pressure and have it steer itself quite readily. In our division its considered taboo to stem the uphill ski up in order to start the wedge cristie turn, you have to release the downhill ski while the skis are parallel and steer the outside ski into a wedge on its inside edge, with brushing.
Wedge cristies are a great way to experience this since you can kind of use the downhill ski as a balance crutch and find out what happens when you merely tip the uphill ski and give the shovel pressure. A nice brushed turn will emerge on that ski. Don't argue until you try this TDK. A ski can easily and readily enter a brushed/steered turn without any pivot entry.
The only difference between a wedge cristie and basic parallel is that with the parallel entry you don't have the downhill ski crutch and you have to achieve balance on the uphill ski, which is possible with just a little bit of motion to provide centripetal forces and a small amount of counterbalancing to help balance the equation JAMT was talking about.