Originally Posted by BigE
OK, I'll say it;
Uses the same mechanics as a carve, but the edges do not fully engage they brush.
When you force the turn to be too tight I suppose that this occurs. But in the bumps, a fully weighted ski in terrain can tighten the radius. When Bob B talked about turning into the hill, this creates pressure that flexes the ski. I know that at best it's an imperfect carve but it seems to me that the edges do fully engage, if briefly.
I can see how people define the term 'carve' strictly, but I'd like to believe that the edges do fully engage and the brush aspect happens at the beginning or the end as part of the release. The fact that these turns are inefficient is an argument against calling it a carved turn.
We should be liberal with the term when it comes to the bumps because some people really lay down an edge. There's a lot of slip'in and slid'in and what shipps is talking about isn't that (not having seen the vid).
Let's hope there are some real bumps in the vid. Everything so far has not been what most would call bumps. I think of the Chute at MRG or OL. Big icy, hard bumps that require accuracy and speed control.