Originally Posted by Nightcat
Schoenfelder is pure rotation. Paerson hinges at the hips, but primarily keeps her shoulders square with her feet and body. She does, in this turn sequence, have some counter--but certainly not like in the old days. And Pranger leans over the one side, then the next. Kostelic leans heavily and starts her next turn by letting her CM project downhill.
I do not see in these images what you see.
In images 3-9 of Schoenfelder, his skis and legs are rotated farther than his upper body, clearly he is shaping the turn his femurs, adjusting his upper body to give the best edge angle and create a consistent carve.
In images 1-6 of Paerson, the upper body is pointing in the same direction the entire time, legs rotating in the hip sockets to redirect the skis. Note: this is mostly transition.
Look at images 6-9 of Pranger. He points his torso towards the center of the upcoming turn, then rotates his femurs in the hip sockets to move through square and inside his torso. Look at the hands. There is no upper body rotation or counter-rotation in this sequence. At least not by the definition I've always heard.
Similarly for the others.
Again, I think it's cause/effect. These skiers are not throwing their upper body into the turn and having the legs follow. Nor are they twisting their upper body one way so that their feet will twist the other. These are the definitions of rotation and counter-rotation that I know (respectively).