Lok, it proves nothing and my eyes are not closed, they are wide open after decades of experimenting with all manner of skiing, including tipping the inside ski, pushing on the uphill ski and everything else in between. The results on the hill are what they are. Your little video above simply cannot discredit these on the snow results. I suggest you should spend more time learning and mastering this skill before you discount it so readily, its a very powerful skill which leads to more balanced skiing over the outside ski, which is exactly how improved engagement occurs. You may not like some of the explanations and many people have tried to explain this to no avail with people that don't want to listen. But I am 100% confident that if you start focusing on tipping your inside ski and really master it you will discover this is a very useful skill and it will improve your balance, will improve your outside ski engagement and overall skiing performance.
It seems to me that you are trying to say "this doesn't work" and numerous of us who have found that it does work are trying to say "yes it does work". Who's eyes are closed?
You can certainly ski other ways, the vast majority of skiers out there are in fact not activating their inside foot, sadly. They are twisting their skis into steering angle, they are pushing their CoM into the turn. this does work and some level of competence is achievable that way. However if you start to really activate your inside half and turn it on as we have tried to describe countless times, you will discover that less pushing is needed (maybe even none) and less twisting is required (maybe even none). Your balance will not be compromised over the outside ski as much because pushing of the CoM movements in particular are mutually exclusive to counter balancing the CoM activities.
Having your CoM in balance over the outside ski is a hugely important aspect of engagement of that ski. Yes you can get less optimal engagement with less optimal balance. But if you want optimal engagement throughout the entire turn, you need to be in balance. That is where the inside activation is going to help your skiing.
I used to make the argument for a little hybrid, half ILE half OLR type of transition some years ago. But through years of experimentation it became clear to me that pushing on the uphill leg quite often leads to trouble while releasing the downhill leg simply never does and often negates the need to push on the uphill leg, thus allowing me to focus on being in balance and having outside ski engagement.
Also, most of the time there are dynamic turn forces being utilized to carry us across into the new turn. Pushing on the outside ski even more is not needed, but rather we need to be reeling in the CoM movement a little bit to retain balance on the outside ski, even while allowing the edge angles and inclination to develop...some of it coming from turn dynamics for sure, in my case I will say most of it comes from that. The lower leg tipping is really about just actively trying to get my skis tipped aggressively to match the turn dynamics while also keeping the CoM in balance over the uphill ski. Flexing the downhill leg at the same time also ALLOWS the turn dynamics to do their thing much more effectively. It all goes hand in hand.
Edited by borntoski683 - 7/6/15 at 12:35pm