These should all qualify and hopefully inspire. They are all tight radius holding a tight fall line.
Here's one of the master, CVJ.
Some zipper blended in, but not much. Most turns are technical line.
Here's a couple of me.
Here's one of my boy a couple years ago, lots of good turns here from sideview.
Regarding the Canadian vids (Level 4), I really like what they are doing, but overall they come up short because their turns aren't tight enough, they fail to link the backside turn and are often forced to "air" over the backside. In steeper terrain, if they miss a backside turn they will lose speed control in just that 1 skipped turn. It will result in either a huge impact to slow down or a hard traverse out to stop the madness.
Even in the fairly moderate terrain this acceleration causes problems.
Don't get me wrong, they are certainly heading in the right direction, but appears they fail to realize the importance of linking the backside turn and how to hook it up. Key piece missing IMO.
In the Level 3 vid of the girls, I like the skiing better actually. While the girls are going much slower and the snow looks cushy, most are linking the backside turn. Whether they can pull it off in firmer conditions is suspect, but who knows.
The trick is to carry speed and still link the backside turn, easier said than done, but is the ultimate goal for fluid, fall line, minimal impact mogul skiing.
Regarding Reilly's bump skiing, he's dependent on the zipperline with his deflected carved turns. This is very good skiing, much more refined than MT's K-town bashing which is deflected carved turns also. Notice how Reilly gets his shovels engaged, while the K-town bashing the skiers are mostly back (shovels don't hook up) with a lot of pounding under the feet which is still way better than the bottom impact pivot skids predominant in today's WC bump circus's.
Edited by Nailbender - 4/27/14 at 8:05am