[quote=learn2turn;386481]Pivoting if you just pivot and keep your body moving straight down the hill, will give you virtually no speed control. that's great for the competition moguls skills that are going full tilt (and beating the crap out of themselves). You have to get your skis to take a longer path down the hill if you want to ease up on the intensity; that means turning, not pivoting.
A rotary turn on a flat ski will actually give you a tremendous amount of speed control if you complete your turn. I've found this type of turn works really well on icy bumps--if you try to control speed with your edges, and can't get enough penetration, the resulting slide can throw you out of balance. I've also found the turn works really well for dealing with the occasional "ugly" bump. Because you keep your skis underneath you, it is easiery to stay in balance as you navigate the odd shape. It is also very low impact if you keep your speed down.