OK, looks like we're going to leap frog ahead to the one I was saving for last. That's OK, The "Do Nothing" method of bringing about a state of imbalance to power the transition is a valuable concept to understand.
Make no mistake, this method too, like all the others I've mentioned, depends on a state of imbalance to move the CM across the skis. It's just that in it's purest form this one requires no input from the skier for it to happen. Just like PSIman requires nothing to be done for him to transition. This could easily be called THE TinMan TRANSITION.
Here's my explanation of why it works, of why TinMan transitions. As you go around a turn, edge angles naturally grow as a result of the the tipping of the slope, which sharpens the turn and increases centrifugal force. And the angle at which gravity acts on us changes as we go around the turn, with it pushing us more towards our skis than it does in top half of the turn. With both those changes acting to increase the forces trying to push our CM across the skis, that's just what will happen if we don't move our Center of Mass further away from our feet to compensate for and combat the ever growing lateral forces we progressively encounter. These increasing forces left to do what they please, will push us across our skis, down the hill, and into the new turn, just like they do with TinMan. We needn't do a thing.
Now here's where the pure form of this transition gets dicey. If we truly do nothing we will pendulum over our outside ski, and then have to Whitepass Lean the initiation into the new turn. That's because there will have been nothing done to move pressure to the old inside (uphill) ski. Remember, this is the "Do Nothing" transition. This is the same thing PSIman has to do. TinMan is a big time weighted release dude from way back.
And, just like PSIman has no control over where his turns begin and end, when we do nothing to manage it our's will possess the same total lack of control. We'll be at the whims of the forces of the turn, they will dictate to us when and where our turns will end and begin. We're just along for the ride.
Yes, there are things we can do to take a bit of control back of when/where we chose to see our turns end and begin, but these measures require us to "Do" something, so the pureness of our do nothingness gets compromised.
Next post, unless others beat me to it, I'll discuss some of the things we can do to take back a degree of control, from this transition that prides itself in limiting that "do factor".
Edited by Rick - 12/4/14 at 6:46pm