I've been working on using turn shape to gain better control, mainly focusing on a good release and moving my CoM across the skis well before they reach the fall line. I'm happy to say that I think I'm making progress (Many thanks to all of you that have offered advice in the past).
I've been struggling a little bit with understanding exactly what the top of the turn should be. When I think of the top of a turn, I think of feeling almost inverted, where my feet are uphill from my CoM, and my skis are on the new inside edges, which for the first half of the turn are the downhill edges. Where I think I need clarification is with to regard to how much skidding should be involved with this part of the turn. When I feel like everything is falling into place, the top of the turn seems like a pure carve. However, on steeper terrain, I notice more slipping, but I'm also unsure that I'm effectively creating the top half of the turn.
So is there a "right" way to create the top half of the turn? In other words is it better to carve the top half, or is it OK to skid the top half.
I'm reluctant to think that skidding the top half is right, because I'm not sure I see how I would get enough pressure on the ski to slip through a turn without my CoM uphill from my skis. I'm inclined to think that whatever skidding I think is happening is more pivoting.
Here is a recent video, where early in the run, I'm on steeper terrain, and might be pivoting through the top, and later in the run, the turns are pretty much pure carving.
The next video shows a little better view of a carved top half, but skidding begins right around the fall line. Should I be trying to
skid during the top half to gain more control/scrub speed?