Originally Posted by Colorado
I can steer in that position just fine. If I were that far off balance I would know it, no? There is no way you could hook into at turn at 38mph if your balance was off. I'm not falling and I'm not feeling off balance in any way shape or form 95% of the time
I hope you guys realize that I'm not carving down the fall line, but carving 90+ degree turns with my weight committed to the turn. Caving where you keep your upper body still, pointed down the fall line, just moving your legs, is NOT what I'm trying to do at all.
I'm just practicing a slight variation of J turns or C turns I'm NOT going for the rhythmic side to side turns down the fall line. I'm only concentrating on loading up the outside ski for a single turn that carves me across or back up the run.
If Anachronism was the 15th person to say you need you need help, count me as 16. This isn't a bunch of us trying to collectively be dicks and haze the new skier or something. There are so many flaws with your body position that it's almost difficult to isolate all the different things that are incorrect about it. That sounds really harsh, but the message doesn't seem to be getting through. You are focused far too much on speed itself, and not enough on perfecting the techniques which will let you safely reach those speeds. I know you keep repeating that you're in control but judging from your body position in those pictures I'm seriously skeptical that you could make a split second adjustment to your line if, say for example, you came over a roller at 40 mph and saw a fallen child laying directly in your path. You probably have no problem controlling the rough line you travel down the hill but with your body position there is no way you can have any kind of precise control at all. Other posters early on in this thread have suggested you try racing. I actually think that would be an excellent reality check for you if you still don't believe me. I highly doubt you could carve your way down a race course in that position without blowing out of it, or resorting primarily to skidding to keep yourself in the gates.
The problem is also not the ski or the trails. I was at Copper for a week earlier this season and I was riding on a pair of Bonafides, which I believe is the ski you said you're on. All of the blues under the Super Bee lift are fantastic for warp speed carving, especially early in the day before most people are out on the slopes. If you're doing it right you shouldn't be taking up anything close to the entire slope carving GS turns, on Bonafides, down those slopes. I know from direct experience.
At this point ideally you need a lesson. Maybe several. At the very least, you need to dial back the speed and go back to fundamentals on green slopes for awhile. Those pictures tell me (and it sounds like just about everyone else in this thread has a similar opinion) that you have no business travelling down public slopes at those speeds. It's dangerous to yourself, and most importantly, it's dangerous to everyone else on that hill.
Since you say you are open to constructive commentary or tips on your skiing, check this video out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlzIkIQa3e0 Take these exercises to the green slopes and practice them repeatedly at low speeds for awhile while concentrating on remaining in the correct body position. I found these exercises very helpful back when I was first learning to carve. You'll probably need more help after that so try to get some video of you skiing and post it up for an MA on here. I and I'm sure many others would be happy to take a look and try to get you back on the right path.