Yesterday at Sugarloaf the conditions were pretty good given the lack of snow like forever. Hard packed with dust on top. With a fresh tune edge-hold was pretty good.Perfect conditions to experiment with carving technique.
I can do it, but not as efficiently as I would like. It seems that I am not able to engage the edges high enough in the turn life-cycle to avoid skidding out first, and this is particularly so as the slope steepens. As I was playing around on a more gradual slope at speed, and paying attention, I consciously attempting to push my ankle bones (talus on inside and distal fib on outside) against the boot liner. And when I did, I felt a tipping sensation at the ankle. That was different that what I seem to do, which has been to keep the entire leg rigid when I go into a carve, without any articulation at the ankle joint - keeping that rigid too. And that seemed to tighten up the turn radius and provide a sturdier carved platform. I had this possible epiphany on the last run of the day so was not able to explore it further.
The movement is certainly more intellectual than in muscle memory at this point. And before I learn another bad habit that I will have to unlearn, just want to know if this sensation is consistent with the tipping concept, and result. If so, drills for reinforcement and muscle memory?