This is a very good point in my opinion. However, I do think about my skiing a fair bit while it's happening and I do often have a focus for a run, a day and sometimes even a month or so just to make sure I've got it the way I want it. I do this for a living and I take pride in my work, I don't need much in the way of nit picking about my skiing because I'm my own worst critic but I also think I'm my own best coach. Did I or would I second guess myself based on the feedback here? Not a chance. I certainly can respect that some people might and will have a different point of view but I'm okay with these turns and I achieved what I wanted to with that run.
Those turns are the result of 15 years (at that time, 19 now) of skiing like a ski instructor or trying to anyway. I've tried to emulate some people that I think are great skiers and I've also added my own spin. I've had some great coaches in the CSIA as well, I'm incredibly fortunate to have access to who I think are the absolute best ski teachers in the world and in that arena I'm also able to offer my own input and ideas to test them out.
I would agree with Ott, in that run I wasn't thinking about the angle in which my skis came across the hill or anything all that technical. I will say that I was trying to steer through the entire arc, I think I did that. I was also trying to ski a bit lower in my stance, I think I did that too. I know this because of how it looks to me in the video (I am the only one btw that has a frame of reference as to what it looked like before) and also how it feels. To me feel is the most important skill in skiing. It's not listed in the 5 skills that we use in the CSIA to analyze and improve skiers but a good feeling goes a long way. In teaching skiing you've probably heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, I think a feeling is worth a thousand pictures. I know what it feels like when I'm skiing my best and fortunately I know what it feels like when I'm not. I use this as my guide.
SoftSnowGuy, respectfully I disagree that what I'm doing is not efficient. I can guarantee you that my legs weren't tired, my knees don't hurt and I can ski a full day and then some, just like that. From my experience skiers that ski with straighter legs get tired faster and get the "burn" in their thighs long before I ever do. The whole idea of "stacking" and skiing with a more "skeletal" stance is a bit fishy in my opinion. When you move into a well balanced stance in all four planes of balance you engage the largest muscles in your body, the glutes and the quads, that why it feels relaxed, not because of any bone alignment.