nice skiing VikingSo, I probably would have missed this thread, but Cirquerider (an epic patroller) called it to my attention since I worked with him on some bumps a couple of days ago at Sugar Bowl.
So, my first take is "what's wrong with my eyes, I can't focus on the feet and skis so well", but i guess thats youtube quality. As I told Max 501 recently, I don't do video analysis very often.
and second take, great skiing. Solid fundamentals, nice line choices with variety, as Rick said, great feet, good flow.
My first question would be, "what's bugging you", what do you want to feel more of, less of. What sensations are you enjoying and looking to find more? Ski dude wanted ramp it up and take some searching out, and I can agree that those are valid ways to see where/if things would break down and why. I don't have any problem with the searching, in fact, I like it. I like the puzzle of finding a line that the mountain offers up that is different, varied and feels smooth and sensual. For me that doesn't mean just imposing my will by staying dead in the fall line and only skiing the most evident line, but that can be fun to.
So, beside what you want to build more of in your skiing,
I'd touch on a couple of things.
first, once again, video is tough for me and the angles may be deceptive, but I think your lower legs are a little pinched at the knee. If the knees would be the same distance apart as the feet (parrallel shafts), your skiing may get stronger. It is less likely to show up in the type of bumps you showed, but throw even a few inches of windblown on top of those and if my view of this is correct, your inside leg could throw you on some turns, maybe even spearing one over the other at the release occasionally. Other places where this could show up as a negative and pay off once worked out are breakable crust and other manky conditions. that little toe edge doesn't need pressure on it, but it needs to be on matching angles to perform at the highest level in tough condtions.
second, I think with your evident athletic ability, you could use a larger range of motion. You have a rock solid stance, but you don't seem to like to vary it too much. Once again, why do it, what would it do for me? the bumps aren't that big in appearance, so you don't need some knees to the chest absorbtion, but a longer extension could feel more relaxing, free and restful.
for an image of this, I really like the "the ski doctor" demo from you tube of John Clendelin skiing bumps with students following. (it's posted in another active thread here, maybe someone can move it here. I think max501 posted it) you can see how loonngg, he gets at times, also he tends to ski the varied sensual line that flows with the mountain that I tend to enjoy.
these two things tie in as well, if your a little knock kneed because of canting issues, that long stance will not feel good to you at all. the ankles become key and alignment is impairative.
So, maybe there's something in there for you.
Once again, great skiing. i'm sure it's taken some quality work and lots of good play to get as good as you are. it's nice to see that you are looking for the next step. That said, at your level, style becomes a defining trait, and when your looking like this, some might just want to shape your skills into their image. Be careful of that because then they are selling their product, not helping build the sensations and feedback you are looking for from the snow.