Originally Posted by Ghost
Why not crank it up a notch and over-cook a turn or two when there is no one in the way. Pick a spot where the worst that will happen is you go a little wide, not into the trees. You will quickly see just how much grip that edge will give you. Do it both sides, swap skis left to right and do it again.
My bet is the skis are worn out; if the longitudinal flex is gone the torsional rigidity could be too.
Edit: You do remember how to drift? Or have you been carving too much (an oxymoron?) lately .
The new cant on my right boot is something to which I'm still adjusting, and I think that this is contributing to my feelings about the right versus the left. I have more edge on the right than I've had in the past as a result of the cant, but I'm not getting the skis to engage. Furthermore, I couldn't get high edge angles at any time on harder snow without losing the edge completely. And not once all day did they snap through a turn under me. Doing crossunders was work and completely different.
I drifted most of the day. I hated it. I couldn't freely move in and out of the drift at will; I had to find soft snow to lock the edges up a bit, but even they they didn't seem really positive.
I am carving too much. And I've been told by some here that it's because I need to improve my technique. Probably right to some extent...