Originally Posted by razie
You'll see that Ted does exactly what he says... and that's not a pivot turn... but it is a lot of elements and the first element is to understand that he is floating for a few ski lengths. Not briefly, but for a few ski lenghts....
In the real world, TE's locution,
Originally Posted by The Engineer
...Pivot entries are great [emphasis added]. Arc to arc carving is great. Each have their use. And any given run, Ted will use both.
is economical, in wide use, and without controversy except as regards skills development emphases in young-uns.
The disconnect here reminds of the time Razie said he wanted to beat up Vonn's early coach for the poor job he did, and that he wished Vonn had been coached as a kid by an Austrian instead (who could have given her skills for SL and GS, by implication). Obviously, in the real world, not only was Vonn's early coach of Austrian origin, and one of the most successful coaches in US history, but also speed events don't start until later in a kid's racing career...and also Vonn not only excelled in slalom as a girl, but also she has won in SL on the WC...solely my personal opinion, but anyone with WC slalom wins probably is ok in the technique area.
For passive readers, the point to bear in mind is that these disconnects can happen on the web, whatever the reasons. They don't take away the real-world excellence in slalom displayed by Vonn, and in this case they don't turn a pivot entry into something else.
Some of the posters here pursue a movement pattern that uses pivot entries to help them get their skis around as their focus on retraction turns can leave them backseat, and the default pivot helps address that issue. It's a fine way to ski, but they don't like the term pivot. That also is fine, but it's good for passive readers to note that, in the real world, if they want to communicate clearly and economically what these movement patterns are when talking to other skiers, that if they see a skier accomplish roughly a third of the total turn in the air, that's a pivot.