Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie
I don't understand where the idea that foot tipping inevitably leads, or should lead to, getting upside down in the top third of the turn came from. I also don't see how at least part of the discussion got into super steep terrain and how being upside down at the top of the turn through foot tipping would not provide enough speed control. ...
That one's easy. BTS put forward the idea that this was the preferred technique, even in steeps. When someone puts forward an idea that is so demonstrably counter to actual practice and experience, it can be valuable to highlight this.
As for leading with tipping of the inside ski, let's be more frank. Not only is it strongly identified with one proprietary learning system but not used widely in, say, racing or big mountain skiing or bumps. But, the key movements at transition and initiation in those discipline tend to be way different.
For instance, the inside ski is hugely important in ski racing, but currently the prevailing use of it is not tipping at transition to lead the engagement of the new outside ski, but rather essentially falling hard onto the new inside ski as a means of holding line.
Since using active tipping of the new inside ski to lead engagement of the outside ski can actually prevent high-level skiing in a variety of contexts, it's good to be real about what actually gets done on the hill.
If, for instance, you agree with BTS that getting "upside down" while using a focus on early edge engagement at the top of the turn is viable for most skiers on inbounds steeps, that would be interesting to hear. Just as it was interesting when he made the statement. However, if you don't, you already crossed a large part of Jackson's terrain off the list for that movement pattern.
Likewise for bumps...the list goes on.