Having skied a bit with Max, that was my impression immediately. Then again, who doesn't ski worse in either drill or in front of a camera? Anyway, he skis MUCH better in real life, and does indeed, look just about the same in gnarlier snow.
The Mt Hood turns (I really don't like the way I look there, too stiff and rushed) were put up to show that PMTS isn't all edge locked carving (others that don't understand PMTS movements may see rotary in those, but I can assure you I don't do anything to actively redirect my skis. They come around as a result of flexing, tipping, and the secondary movements). It’s difficult to tell but those turns were very fast and at a fairly fast pace. At the time they were the quickest turns I had ever made at that speed. If you look carefully you can see that I have to absorb a lot of energy from turn to turn or I’m going to get tossed. I'm glad that HH kept pushing me to turn faster as my ability to ski steeper stuff in cruddy conditions has improved noticeably and skiing in trees has become far more interesting. Before that camp I had never run a set of flushes in my life. And I can tell you that running the flush course was a bit intimidating for me. Yet six months later I feel very comfortable doing quick flush type turns as you can see in the carving section of the video. I really can’t give a high enough plug for the PMTS Race Camp. If you are anywhere near Mt Hood in early June you should think about attending.