Hello, I am having some problems with my skidded short-turns.
When I'm carving short turns (arc to arc) or longer GS turns, I think I am doing fine. Skis are nicely parallel, I feel in control, can control my speed, no a-framing.
But whenever I try to do skidded short-turns, either (i) on ice or (ii) steep terrain or (iii) slow speeds, I find that at transition I am in a wedge position and so I am forced to lfit my inside ski in order to make it into my next turn.
My general sense is that this is the result of either:
(A) being too slow in transition - i.e., moving by CoM across my skis down to the fall line
(B) me being scared and therefore not moving my body forward and across my skis enough
(C) poor fore-aft movement
(D) not sufficiently rotating my feet or tipping onto my edges (note, I'm trying to avoid high edge angles in order to control my speed)
It's a bit strange, because when I'm on a gentle blue groomer, once I develop enough speed I can do skidded short-turns reasonably well with minimal wedging. But once I'm going really slow, or if I'm on really steep or icy terrain, it all goes to crap and I notice that I'm in an exaggerated wedge position forcing me to lift my inside ski to get into the next turn.
Also not sure if this is right or wrong, but speaking of fore-aft balance, on my short "skidded" turns I exaggerate the up-down and fore-aft movements to help with the transitions. I try to be as "forward" as possible soon after I enter the new turn, and then as I am entering the transition/floating phase i quickly move my CoM "aft", so it's a constant rocking fore-aft movement of my CoM.
I've taken many lessons so I would appreciate some feedback before I go back to an instructor and seek their help.