So many ways to go. Perhaps the starting point would be to ask Treefiter to elaborate on why the old school short swing? It's a bit dated but fun none the less. I am a bit surprised that no one directly mentioned the Ab-stem and how it arrests the rotary momentum from the sequential rotary push off releases. Also the clockwise RPO is less effective at releasing the turn since he is also trying to "land" on the right ski. Making the shoulder and hand drop and the inclined stance a necessity. Like Josh I see that reliance on the right foot as one culprit but overall the greater problem is the tactical choice to ski defensively. Here's why I say that,
The ab-stem and RPO requires a defensive speed checking move to create the rebound for the upward release move. Since the outside ski must move downhill of the body just prior to the strong edge set, this in turn makes getting the torso inside the new turn a much bigger move. The edge check and upward release also arrests some of the downhill momentum of the torso which exacerbates the problem of getting the torso moving towards the inside the new turn. This cycle thus loops back on itself and it becomes what some here might call a chicken and egg conundrum. In contrast a retraction type of edge release would not reduce torso's forward momentum as much and also would reduce the need for the upward displacement of the torso to release that late edge platform. But that would do little to cure the tail wagging that is so ingrained in Treefiter's push to an edge technique. Here's a LeMaster montage of BB creating rebound and notice even at Bob's level an ab-stem to create rebound is involved.
So not only does the release need attention, the initiation and control phases need to be redefined, or perhaps a better word might be re-imagined. What is the objective? Should the floating and pivotty skidding continue until the last third of the turn? If not should there be an effort to engage the ski edge sooner so it will swoop back under the torso through the end of the turn? Exactly what would that involve? First and foremost projecting the core more across the hill would be necessary along with allowing the feet to race out to the side so he can set that edge platform prior to the fall line. Imagine the present core and torso path including a hopping move over a waist high piece of foam and positioning the foam so his landing is at the two thirds point of the turn. The soft edge engagement at that point leads to the ab-stem at the very end of the turn BTW. Now imagine a foam stubby gate set diagonally down and across the hill and instead of hopping over it, retracting through the transition and then slowly extending and reaching out with the feet to clear that foam stubby. The strong edge platform would occur as the skis bite prior to the fall line and the cycle of leap and lands would thus be broken. Here's another LeMaster montage where Ligety actually finish the turn in the air (I know I said stop leaping) but look where he lands, it's across the hill and he has extended his legs so the feet reach out to the side to clear that gate.
From there the foot to foot stance issues are easier to address since all the ab-stem push to an edge platform stuff at the end of the turn has gone away. Long leg / short leg moves prior to the fall line are also easier since like Ligety, Treefiter would not be trying to land and establish the edge platform while simultaneously trying to release it. From there a simple outside pole drag to re-educate the right side and thus eliminate the hand and shoulder drop is not only possible, it would be quite effective.
Treefiter, I agree with Chris that this represents a lot of work to break that short swing habit but the beauty of doing all that work is you can always re-visit the short swing technique when you want to do a blast from the past run. I hope this is congruent with Bob's advice and you find it useful.
Edited by justanotherskipro - 4/13/14 at 6:51pm