I also spent about 10 minutes discussing this with Head Coach (Past Nor AM DH Champ and World Cup racers) Has had multiple racers on US Ski Team. (They also train adjacent to many National Teams in Europe during the summer) [emphasis added]
They are pushing as hard as they can off the old outside ski up to the new outside ski LTE and beginning the turn on the new outside ski BTE and progressively adding pressure to that ski and adding inside ski later.....
This "stuff" isn't aimed at looking good while freecarving:
So you are doing a totally different transiion than Ligety is.
See the difference you both of your skis are airborne! the flex relax you are talking about is a complelety different transitionthan what Ligety is doing.
I have been trying to tell you this and now you put in photos.
Does your transition look any thing like Ligety's?.. NOPE...because it is not. ....
Now, the montage Atomicman is referencing actually shows poppy, late edge hit skiing and not even the movement patterns that define the drill that some on here are wedded to. We know that poppy skiing can be fun, and still fine skiing. Likewise, were the montage to actually have shown the low-level drill that's useful as one way to get people learning to freecarve, why is it different from what racers do? Well, consider if Ligety, say, didn't ski as he does, and instead took the time to allow his old outside ski to lighten and lift and then to tip it to LEAD the new outside ski into the next turn, while having his torso follow with his skis to ensure a clean start to the cut for the new turn. That's going to burn as much as a quarter of a second on every turn if used as a default movement pattern (there are some cases where you will see this movement pattern used tactically precisely to draw out a turn, but that's a bit high-level), and then the big round turn shape that doesn't project down the hill is going to burn another quarter of a second or more.
For a free carver, where time doesn't matter, none of this really matters unless you are in demanding terrain, are on a crowded slope, or have other performance demands inconsistent with this kind of freecarving movement pattern. But, there's a reason it's counter to the actual words of for instance Ligety, the US coaches, the Austrian coaches, etc. etc, etc. While it doesn't "matter" for someone who doesn't race, I do note however that the preoccupation with "float" held by some with a drill-based freecarve focus is to free the skis to pivot into the new turn, and that learning to have pressure on the skis at low edge angles will in fact make freecarving more solid and more versatile as well.
Some may be surprised that the best racers in the world don't even spend all their time working solely on carving, but facts is facts and for instance working on drifting into a carve and drifting out again is boring and, to me, candidly unaesthetic, but part of the critical work of producing well-rounded racers (or skiers). Racers get forward, racers get back, racers want to keep pressure as much as possible through the turn, racers don't want or need to carve every turn either. These are basic facts which can be seen easily during training.