I have been hearing about this "early edging" so much but I wasn't able to figure out what it meant until recently. I mean first I was thinking, is early edging a good thing or a bad thing? Is early edging done earlier than when it is suppose to be done? Technically speaking early is opposite of late, and neither is right on time! Anyways...
So since I figured out what it is, today I gave it a shot. It feels good although it is somewhat scary to tip the skis down the hill. (speed naturally helps a lot) I felt that skidding at the top of the turn (which was slightly bothering me) was reduced significantly. I also noticed that I have been doing early edging, sometimes, when I try to do dynamic short turns and try to initiate the turn from the tips of the skis. I just didnt know that.
So here are my few questions:
1- Are we balancing on the new outside ski at the top of the turn too? Or is there some weight on the new inside ski around the initiation? Should the weight transfer be immediate or gradual?
2- What do we do about the hip? Do we drop it inside the turn at the top? or do we wait till the fall line?
Is there any way to say at which part (the numbers) of the turn how the weight distribution or the position of the hip should be?
3- Also, should this early edging be applied for some particular goal, turn type or style? or should it be an integral part of our general skiing?
Any input will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.