notice my favourite instructor doesn't ski with a "pivot" at the top of his turns, nor does he teach this (or any of the high end course conductors).
Check out the CSIA Technical manual for a better description of CSIA focuses: http://cld.bz/Zbi2PPo#28/z
See how our own discourse here has changed as our understanding evolved.... just last year you were trying to convince me that my carving is just good pivoting from the middle of the ski... now you also avoid pivoting and prefer steering and clearly delineate carving... this is what I was talking about. We both put a lot of effort and training into this and our understanding evolved accordingly with our skill. That was the point that. I was trying to make about lower level instructors and coaches missing a serious understanding and, statistically, most fall in that category. Whether there is a diploma or just the understanding, whatever.
I am getting a little bit of mixed messages from JF's videos about steering - he clearly is/means carving, but not sure if he is talking about rolling the pressure to the ankle or just driving with the glutes as in pushing the outside ski forward.... he sometimes seems to imply either - I'm oerhaps trying to read too much into it.