A simplified discussion of Technical so far; tho’ buzzwords were touched.
Technical covers three things: 'actual ski equipment’, 'actually skiing’ And 'actual terraine’.
If you can’t get it in your head; you can’t get it in your skiing.
No matter where you are these three things ‘equipment', ’skiing’ and 'terraine’ coincide.
Technical means knowing these three parts inside out so that just like car racing
you know what you feel and how to describe it for the set-up changes needed - because change is needed; right?
First: Know This:Skis Arc and your body has to be in balance with this arc.
Most people lack The Technical and maintain balance by skidding the ski.
Most people have to use Friction to control speed.
Technical skiers move their body to produce and follow the Arc:
Skis don't go sideways but Ski displacement is used to recover an Arc.
Technical skiers use Line to control speed...
On Groomers this means you ski cleaner and more ‘technically’ ... more edge grip; early high edge angles...
rounder arcs with big g-forces ( and body shapes that match the forces).
And you do it On Skinny Skis. Fats don’t cut it here.
Yeah Yeah - I know you can make pencil lines on Priors but even you would do better on a 72 waisted race-carver.
On the other hand: Vid of Didier Defago at a Swiss free-ski comp on regular World cup GS in sugary-breakable crust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkwKon4mxy8 … and getting trounced because he had no slarve where a skid on fat skis would have been his friend.
( some of the worst runs i' ve had were on GS in Breakable Crust... or dense warming snow.)
Both on and off-piste - you have to make the right move at the right time to accomodate terraine.
Pressure Control, Angulation blah-blah-blah to Pre-jumps, apexes, landings... .. Apply everywhere .
In the softer off-piste; skis respond more slowly because generally lower edge angles match a looser snow feel ( and a lack of 'trust' ).
So baalaance and paaatience are needed; Edge-grip is not much discussed here.
Dumping energy by slarving a bottom-turn after a long in-run off the cornice is ‘Technical’ in the off-piste.