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The correct term is "redirection" and as Rick said this move has been around for years.

It is simply an unweighted but controlled drift at the top of the turn to correct line (usually the mistake of turning towards the gate before the riseline) or to reduce speed where carving would produce too much speed to stay in the course.

Very applicable to freeskiing on slopes too steep to carve every turn as an offensive speed control move used at the top of the turn when the skier is already lighter on his skis rather then a defensive scrub at the bottom of the turn when the skier is heavy on his skis.

And yes very good skiers did carve old straight skis back in the day.