Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Sorry to go back a few posts, and this may be basic skiing 101 type question, but if the inside foot has little or no weight on it, how can it drive the turn, surely if needs to be on the snow to be of worthwhile effect - or to put it another way, when I'm in the driver seat, I like to hold the steering wheel, not just sit there.
1. Tipping my foot to its little toe edge, or prying my big toe off the ground, will have a positive effect on my skiing by edging the other foot, moving my CM inside the turn, and stacking my skeleton properly to support the turn forces. This effect does not require the foot to be weighted. Tip/Pry is a continuous movement as well, not a position.
2. The less role a foot has to play in supporting my weight, the easier it is to tip the foot.
Depending on your viewpoint and experience with those two assumptions you may or may not agree with my thoughts. To use your analogy, I think of the tipping action to be holding/turning the steering wheel.
My thoughts on the topic of weight distribution are simply to be active with the feet and allow the weight to go where it needs to. As long as I am not trying to put it somewhere, it tends to go to the right spot. I have needed, need, and will continue to need work on getting rid of the blocking movements that are preventing the allowing of weight transfer most effectively. I hate blocking movements.