whtmtThanks Slider for sharing the video. A couple of key areas kind of stand out. First, your turn initiation appears to be starting with a rotational movement at the shoulder and hip. Your outside hip comes around to the outside, which moves your outside femur in a cirular motion causing a slight abstem and A-frame at times. This is compounded by your shoulders and torso becoming square to your skis and not allowing your legs to turn under a quiet upper body. You're also inclining some through most of the turn which is keeping too much weight on the inside ski, therefore edge engagement on the outside ski is weak. This is seen with the dropping of the inside hand and and arm lower and back after turn initiation. I also couldn't see your poles used to assist your timing and extension toward the new turn.
Here are a few thoughts to try to improve some of those movements.
First, at turn initiation try to tip your skis on edge early and fluidly by moving your old outside ski, foot, and knee into the new turn first. Simultaneously, begin extending your old inside leg. The two together will allow you to move your CM horizontally and diagonally in the direction of the new turn.
Second, allow your legs to turn under a quiet upper body by not rotating your shoulders to the outside of the turn, which will allow some counter rotation to develop and allow you to have a stronger inside half (ie-inside arm, shoulder, hip, and ski lead), versus the previously noted square position. This stronger inside half position will allow you to develop greater outside ski weighting and edge engagement, provided that you do not incline during the turn. I also have my coaches practice traverse drills, and lots of side slipping fore, aft, & diagonally, and spend time with the "falling leaf" exercise, which develops good edge and pressure control skills.
Third, to correct the inclination I have my coaches try to keep their shoulders level with the horizon line by lifting their inside shoulder during practice, so they stop dropping the inside hand and arm. As they complete a pole plant, touch, etc. I have them ride their hand over the pole at the end of the swing so that the pole swing flows with the intended direction of the new turn and doesn't break the movement flow. Be sure not to reach long on the pole swing or the outside shoulder will have a tendency to come around in and cause rotation to occur, which as previously discussed will cause the outside ski to lose its edge engagement and wash out or slip.
Finally, I would like to complement you with your skiing athleticism. You have alot of good things happening in you skiing and just need some fine tuning. Last but most importantly, have you had both your alignment and ramp angle checked with your current boot and ski set up? Best of luck. Happy trails.
whtmt & Mackenzie 911