Originally Posted by Ghost
Thanks for the lesson on snow evaluation from video. Maybe sharper edges would not help. What about bigger tipping angles, more counter balance (unless the sharper turns don't warrant it at the given speed) and more counter?
MA of this clip was not asked for, so my comments apply to the question in general. In general, an average higher edge angle will reduce the skidding under these kinds of conditions. However, a more important factor is the timing of edge angle change. When the highest edge angle is achieved after the skis pass the fall line and there is very little edge angle being engaged above the fall line, then skidding will be one of the usual results. This can be fixed only way via PMTS - using the primary movements. It is these movements that result in higher tipping angles, versus higher tipping angles themselves eliminating the skidding.
If you want to determine if Miles's counter is appropriate, one possible method is to compare the angles of the shoulder and hips to the amount of tip lead at various points in the turn. One theory of good skiing has zero tip lead and the hips and shoulders all square when the skis are directly in the fall line as an ideal position. Under this theory, although we rarely achieve the ideal it's something we work toward. Another theory allows the tip lead change to occur above the fall line. This too can be good skiing, just trying to achieve a different outcome. However, under either theory, counter should be progressively and smoothly changing throughout a turn. An indication of inefficient skiing would be too much counter in one part of a turn relative to other parts and/or too little counter and/or different rates of change in counter throughout a turn. But please remember that PMTS does not use the term "counter". In PMTS "counter balancing" has a different meaning than counter.
Miles knows what to do. He just needs to become more skilled at these movements. Anyone can become an expert skier.