We finally had a morning where the trails were not loaded so we could let our skis run a bit. I experienced something interesting and I wanted to get your opinions to determine if I am on the right track. We are skiing on a lot of scratchy stuff in Maine, so mistakes are magnified. I was on slalom skis today and I focused on getting more flexion with the inside leg. The goal was to get my butt lower than my knee on each turn and see if I get better edge grip. So a couple of things felt difference. The first was that the load on the outside ski felt like it doubled compared to my usual position. Second, the turn radius got much tighter. However, in order to do this repeatedly, I found myself staying in a much more compact position between turns. If I didn't, then I wouldn't have time to get my a$$ back down there in time. Not sure I am explaining this correctly; all I can say is that things happen really fast on the slaloms, so there just does not seem to be much time to screw around in between turns. BTW, my quads were done by 11am.
Oh, and much better edge control. Actually, the groomed layer of snow felt too soft unless I could get down to the ice below. One more thing.... my arms quieted down quite a bit and stayed more forward, probably because there just wasn't enough time between the turns for them to wander away from me. Those things tend have a mind of their own at times, but that I will save for a later date :)