Reading about turn shape and speed control here I assumed it was about radius and edge engagement at the top of the turn as in most epic threads with turn shape in the search engine.
I saw a youtube last year that was the last of a series of instructional videos. I lost the bookmark but remember the jist.
I already learned how the top half of the turn is key to control while the bottom half is not about control. How a good start slows you down before the fall line, and the bottom half is just coasting to the next turn the other way.
This took me YEARS to realize, and then I saw how the primary essence of actual skiing as compared to just sliding around on the groomers afraid of the fall line and checking(attempted) on the tails.
This development had me addicted to the fall line. Constantly turning left and right left leaving a nice sine-like wave in my wake.
The ideas from that video are this sine wave according to the ski radius is essentially the median line choice. An expert skier should know the variations to this natural line. The first being an early initiation that cuts the apex a bit sending your momentum around to a later release. While a late initiation allows you to use an early release. I think in terms of an early apex versus perfect apex versus late apex.
The three choices on when one initiates a turn and releases a turn makes for lines that offer a range of momentum control I never thought about previously. Now sometimes I drill on perfect apexes then vary from there.
I searched EPIC for more on this topic, but only found carving advice and of course top half emphasis. Are any bears teaching this method of line choice? Does anyone have a link to that youtube page?
I found the video 'lesson', I remembered it was british and then it was easy to find.
Edited by Buttinski - 11/10/14 at 12:45pm