Originally Posted by TomB
BigE: Step uphill, using a skating stride and stand onto the uphill edge of the new stance ski.
Nah, that would more poor judgement.
Why not just press the tips and let the tails slide out a little. In my experience, if there is good tip engagement the tails can slide out so fast you actually need to be very subtle about it. Seems much easier than stepping uphill, no?
SERIOUS DRIFT FOLLOWS:
IMO, it depends if I am below the gate or not when I attempt to correct, the pitch, speed/energy I have at the moment, why I lost the line in the first place, and the condition of the course, what's happening next, how balanced I am etc....
You see, if I've got solid edge engagement above the gate, and realize I won't be able to turn hard enough, well I've made at least two mistakes already. I was late in the previous turn, and by engaging the new edges, I've not chosen any solution: Here's 4
1) skate stride uphill - can be appropriate if on a slower/flatter portion with large offset
2) create the pivot at transition that Max has suggested prior to engagement
3) use knee-angulation during release to create wind-up anticipation by crossing the skis under and uphill so that re-engagment will occur closer to the right line
4) use the white-pass lean ( I think that's called weighted release
In any event, if you are unable to get the skis back onto edge in the next turn, you're toast; brushing the entire turn is not going to get you anywhere -- Late and then brush the next turn? Yiikes!
Fixing this problem after transition means either crash in a spectacular manner, or straddle a gate.