- you're correct, don't rush your turns. That is a recipe for destroying your carves
- There are at least two ways i can think of right now to rush your carves. one is to pop extend at the transition(ie, bop up as you put it before). up unweight, etc..whatever you want to call it...a push off of your old inside ski as it changes over to become new outside ski. The other way to rush the turn is to use leg rotation to pivot the skis in a rush to get them pointed back across the fall line in the opposite direction. The first way I mentioned usually happens when you don't capture the energy from your previous turn efficiently. The second thing I mentioned happens because of fear, impatience or a little of both.
- To capture the energy from your previous turn, you need to load up the pressure out at the falline by stacking up your body, holding your outside leg extended and HIPS FORWARD. Don't bleed off the pressure out there. Embrace it. By keeping your hips forward you will bend the ski more and get a tighter arc. As you feel the pressure really start to build and start to send you back the other direction you do an aggressive "release" of your outside leg. By release i mean aggressively flexing it and relaxing the muscles in it. All of that stored energy is going to catapult you across into the next turn. You don't need or want an extending push off move there. All you really need to do is release to open the gate that allows all that inertia and gravity to huck you into the next turn. As you enter the next turn, extend your new outside leg just enough to keep it contacting the snow..but not so much that it becomes any kind of pushoff. Keep your hips forward. I'll say it again, keep your hips forward.
- Keeping your upper body more or less facing down the hill is helpful, but be careful not to let this become a lot of anticipation windup that will turn into excessive leg rotation. In my view for this type of turn you simply don't have time to square up your upper body to your skis so you don't. And a tiny bit of initial pivoting at the very start of the turn might be necessary....certainly on a race course. Anticipation helps you do that. However, just free skiing short radius turns, not necessary. And definitely you want to be careful to not pivot so much that you can't get a clean carve started before the fall line. Once you engage your edges, the sooner the better, pivoting is over. If you try to pivot after that you will probably lose your tails. To get the skis to carve like they are capable, stand on the outside ski, extend that leg, stack up the skeleton and HIPS FORWARD, then get ready to release and catapult into the next turn.
- Aggressively tip your inside ski once you start engaging those edges. Keep aggresively tipping it. This, in combination with the stuff mentioned above will also help you develop a tighter radius.