Originally Posted by RicB
BigE you miss understood what I was saying. What I am speaking of is entirely different than skiing with legs together. Maybe I didn't say it clearly. Independent leg action requires a functional tension in the hips to keep both skis working the same with respect to tipping and steering. A simple idea that is not always so simple to accomplish. Certainly you won't get to high edge angles skiing with a balloon between your legs, but you will feel both legs working independently but together while you maintain equal distance between them, keeping the balloon in place with some minor tension "between" the legs. It is more a tactile feeling than a big squeeze between the legs and restricts the independence between the legs to being functional, coordinated and integrated. Different than making each leg have the same tension.
It is just something to play with not the holy grail. People were posting about using external devices and I posted about what I see being one good external device to use.
Thanks for the clarification. I was being picky because it could be taken the wrong way by other folks that read this forum.
What I've personally found is that if I sense a "static"/stiff feeling in the legs or hips or a loss of the feeling of independent leg movement, my stance (among other things) is often wrong. (With me, it's too close)
There is a point verging on relaxation with an active core that works the best. If you find that point, you will just know that the legs are working in concert (but not in unison) to produce the turns you want.