Originally Posted by codyblank
in hockey stops you literally JUMP off the snow to turn the skis
No, in fact it's harder to do with a jump and more likely to cause a binding release when you land. Just enough of an "up" movement so there is not much weight force on the skis when you spin them.
Stand up right now next to you computer and do the twist. You know what that is (Toes to the left as upper body spins to the right anc vise versa; just think of the beer comercial with the guy in the window doing the twist because the beer top says twist to open)?
Notice that the floor trys to keep you feet from twisting. The snow does the same thing to your skis. It's easier to twist when the weight isn' t pushing down through your feet.
Probably when you lift one ski, it causes you to angle the remaining ski enought to turn sharply, so sharp that the tail edge releases and you get your skis sideways. Try lifting the other ski a bit at the same time as it starts to move out.