I started to reply a couple days ago but didn't have time to complete my answer. I haven't had time to read the rest of the replies since then, so foregive me if I'm saying something that someone else has already said. Here is what I think needs to be said about "patience".
The "patience" part comes in two flavors: Beginning and advanced.
In the beginning stages of learning the skier tends to want to ski from traverse to traverse, fearing any kind of acceleration. The correction for that, on easy, super comfortable terrain is to encourage them to ski from fall line to fall line and stay in the fall line for a lot longer than they had been doing previously. Here is an illustration...
As the skier becomes more advanced the idea of "patience" changes. He already knows how to make a proper shape at the beginning of the turn and isn't grossly over-pivoting. The issue becomes more of a question of timing the pressure application through the forces of turn shape (centripetal force development), flexion/extension and to some extent edging. In the following illustration, note how changing the direction of the turn opposed the inertia from the previous turn. As you can see, centripetal force takes some time for it to develop, so one must manage the rate and timing of flexion and extension to compensate from the loss of the previous of pressure when one releases the old turn. The patience part comes in not expending the movements too soon, as to lose the ability to maintain adequate pressure until the forces build natually.
I hope this adds something to the conversation.
Edited by vindibona1 - 3/21/15 at 5:04am