First image: Skis engaged at a relatively low edge angle but still creating enough grf to account for the rise of the com to the
Second image: Neither ski is strongly engaged (tip of left ski is clearly of the snow). The com has not only risen but is moving across the path of the skis. This is the float.
Third image: Com is moving strongly across the hill and has crossed to the right side of the skis. Left ski has re-engaged with the snow but lightly allowing for a slight pivot between that point and
Forth image: The minimal pivot has allowed the com to catch up with the bos as it continues to move to the inside of the new arc. Edge angle is increasing but a locked carve is not achieved. There is some lateral drift to account for the change in ski angle and position between this and
Fifth image: Left ski at very high edge angle, com at it maximum inside position. It is very easy to trace an arc from this ski to the one in
Sixth image: Left ski still strongly engaged but the edge angle is decreasing. The com has been deflected and is now moving across the slope in the new direction, it is also beginning to rise in its trajectory in relation to the snow and is beginning its trip across the path of the skis.
Seventh image: Right ski is disengaged from snow, tip of left ski is disengaged left leg is flexing. Com is rising and continuing to move to the crossing point. This is the beginning of the float.
Several things could happen after the final image ranging from a locked edge carve to a pivot or even a stivot.