Oh, sorry, Docbrad66 said "I'd like to see the same turns but with a focus on getting more out of the shovels of the ski / more ski performance" and not you, my mistake reading through too quickly. Although, it does sound like he and Rusty feel the same regarding getting more carve out of your ski in short turns as per their responses above. So far, that is a 100% concurrence with responders. so far. Regardless, it is a popular point of view that everything we do with our body is to get optimal performance out of the ski and that how the ski itself responds to our movements is a direct indicator of ski technique efficacy.
I believe mechanics were addressed with: "Perhaps employ more lateral pressing of both inside and outside ankles for ski tippage and more rotary articulation of the knees,shins & feet to initiate the ski further up the shovel (possibly aided by hips a touch forward and standing on the balls of your feet more).
Ragarding "every where you have posted that I can see It's mostly been about how skidding is bad and that a pure carve is the way to ski." You are responding to what other have written about my posts and not my words specifically. I never said skidding, in any particular form, was "bad" and should not be done. I have also clearly indicated that I see use, minimal as it may be, for pivoting race turns that cannot be made from carving, shmeared turns for moguls, throwing them sideways for dumping speed, speed control for very steep and steep bullet proof conditions and that I am simply conveying the philosophy that the best way to advance in carving is to carve as much of each and every turn you can and save controlled skidding as a last means of choice. To further elaborate yet simplify, skid only when you can't carve or carve safely. Many people skim over the surface of a detailed post picking up on only key words that either catch a nerve not appropriately associated or that support a pre-destined response most of which that was on its way before the post being responded to was read.
Lastly you write: ""more rotary articulation of the knees,shins & feet to initiate the ski further up the shovel". A small typo changes a lot here. Just change "the" to "and" and it corresponds with previous comments.
Slightly tweaked summary of what I would want to see more of if I were you:
1. Hips a touch forward placing more weight onto the ball of the foot.
2. More forward ankle flexion and lateral articulation rolling/pressing ankles into the BTE and LTE for higher edge angles.
3. More rotary separation articulation of the knees, shins and feet (to follow the path of a fully bent ski that is allowed further by points 1. & 2.) Great diagram of this in a recent thread that I will try to find.
Dchan, please allow me to assure you that I put an effort into being as accurate and relevant as possible while fully respecting any and all pride a good skier like you is inevitable to have in their skiing. Yet, surely you are aware that a typical MA is going to maintain primary focus on changes that can be made rather than on something not requiring change or reinforcement.
Somebody just posted this in another thread that for me illustrates more carving in turns that small. In a way you are correct when you say that it will require more energy yet, over all, a more efficient output.
Edited by Rich666 - 3/10/15 at 3:45pm