As an improving beginner who has been reading a lot on this topic, I agree completely.
Kneale's and Ron's teaching advice hit home for me on this thread...http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ight=crossover
I am getting plenty of low speed 'practice' following Jane around and am very surprised how much more relaxed and in control my skiing is becoming.
For me, I needed to be told to keep moving (flow) and fight the notion (mentally) of a start or beginning point in a turn. When I went onto steeper terrain yesterday, I noticed that my skis were further apart, but my stance didn't feel 'wider' and I wasn't hesitant.
The pendulum/sine wave analogies work well for me. Mentally, I am trying to maintain a balanced system where energy is constantly changing from potential to kinetic and back to potential energy within each ski but a constant value when added together (if that makes any sense at all). When things get steeper, the value of the constant (energy required from both skis) increases. Also, I am able to focus downhill and 'see' where my turns will be made - so I am able to view the big picture.
In short, I used to think LEFT, done, RIGHT, done - Now, it appears to be more that I am 'swinging' back and forth down the path I am visualizing down the hill.
(plug for Weems material, also)