Nailbender. In your reply to my questions about SVMM you said,
To me the most important concept of SVMM is "Leveling Up"!
I like to use the phrase "Level Up" to represent the drive a person must have to improve and advance their experience, which is typically the result of work combined with a mix of experimentation and emulation.
I got the phrase from my boys, when they work there way through a video game, their character in the game is continually developing strategies and powers as they successfully complete quests, battles and routes through the level they are attempting to solve/complete. When they "beat the level" and progress to the next, they are very proud and proclaim that they have "Leveled Up".
IMO, the first level in SVMM is developing a solid QCT on the groomed. The next level may be to hold 3 consecutive turns over the tops, from standing on top of the mogul, make a backside turn to develop energy and stuff your tips into the mogul face below, retract your feet to get you tips back on the snow and execute another backside turn. This is the primary building block when leaning to ski the technical line, 3 turns. The next level would naturally be the progression to execute 5 then 7 consecutive turns.
Whenever I get to much speed and need to reel it back in, I always focus on sticking 3 solid turns to regroup. I either get the speed back under control with those 3 turns or I'm going to probably be forced to cut out and stop/regroup and do it again concentrating on getting forward pressure throughout my turn and focusing on really finishing/completing the round turns.
Unlike zipperline skiing, when you ski over the tops, the skier is NEVER static, waiting to hit the next mogul to slow down and turn. The skier is constantly turning while simutaneously adjusting the length of the turns radius to navigate the terrain. The backside turn is made on the open white space is literally like turning on groomed and is a great location/turn to gain needed speed control. The turn is virtually effortless.
I hope this helps you understand/visualize what we are talking about.