I finally got in a ski day today. Here's how it went. The conditions were good. A touch on the "wet" side. Not real slushy at all but a tad heavy which is a blessing when compared to the east coast ice we can often get. Over all very happy with the conditions.
Firstly the mountain was jam packed and it also doesn't have the widest trails so practicing some helpful tips was not really so easily done without constant interference or space. Spent the first couple runs on long green trails just to easily work on some the things mentioned. Taking the advice from all you and from Rusty's article I began to play with some the newer technique and worked on making RR tracks. All be it at bunny hill speeds but if that what it takes its what I'll do lol. But it did help me develop a better feel for the technique and for the skis.
Then I took it to the Blue runs. Kept it at slower speeds and sometimes a bit faster but continued to work on the same stuff for several runs. Was much better (than last time) at feeling where to balance the weight and how to turn the skis on edge not with just my forced foot work and knees (of my old ways) but with more of a whole body tilt. I just sort of starting falling forward and into the next turn and than there it was, I can certainly feel the G-forces and the more I fell the more they turned. Nothing was always perfect but I was feeling good and like I made some real good stride towards doing the things better suited for the skis vs before.
Spent the rest the morning with this all.. Broke for lunch and back up for the afternoon.
I now took it to blacks. Keep in mind these blacks here are not really blacks. At best I'd call them double blue for some parts. But none the less was perfect for further practicing on steeper terrain. They were actually perfectly steep enough to get a good feel for what I was doing or trying to do. I developed a pretty good feel for a lot. Certainly have work to do yet but far much better than last time which of course prompted this thread lol. I made several runs down those blacks until quitting time experimenting with varying speeds and varying turn shapes all why trying to keep applying the basics from earlier. There was many times in general some good feelings or should i say sensations where the balance, body position, forces, and all just felt right. You know those feelings you get when things make sense. Certainly not all the time and not for very long periods of but a good enough portions of it. Over all I am very happy with the advancements or changes I made today. I am at least skiing again.
There are some things to still work on.
Mainly its as I get much faster and quicker turning my old muscle memory does want to automatically try to sneak back in. There are still those second nature habits of mine that want in on the fun lol. I would just sometimes go from successfully sort of"falling and rolling" the skis the newer way to trying to work them like the old way instead with a lot of knee and body torqueing etc. When it happened I tried to slow down and immediately apply the newer ways again and then continue. Sometimes it worked well and sometimes I had to stop and start again. The old technique also messes with timing too. Well I shouldn't say "too" because its probably all part of it. But as the afternoon wore on I had a little more and more of the new and a little less and less of the old. That's imo good progress for one day.
Another thing in addition to the above and probably part of it that as well was the ski weighting. Trying not to be so outside ski dominant as I use to be. It sometimes tricky to get the weight on each ski at a different ratio than what i'm use to. This occasionally would cause some control issues even at the slow speeds. Didn't happen very often but would pop up now and again.
Over all I am very happy with the advancement in technique changes I made today. I certainly had my fair share of experiencing some darn good and correct feelings.The transition is well under way. I hope all I've explained is worded well enough t make good sense of. I am suppose to be skiing next weekend for 2 days and if that holds up I am hopeful to keep on progressing with it.
Much thanks to all again for the help thus far.
Any comments, advice, responses of any kind are welcome.