We do increasingly see the World Cup skiers using the Reuel Christie, and occasionally the Javelin Turn, in an effort to achieve maximum glissade, to express optimum tournado and to encourage more efficient transfer of power among all four of the skis edges (or eight, really, if one correctly considers the foreski and aftski as separate control devices, linked though they may inadvertently be by the midski). This clip perfectly demonstrates the fully modern ski technique which is only seen at the top levels of international skiing and when watching Highway Star.
The video proves that Bode, far from being a latter-day Spider Sabich, is in fact more correctly regarded as a modern Stein Eriksen, working a hip riff on the traditionalists and playing speed metal to Art Furrer's cool jazz. For those given to omens and portents, Bode is exactly one day less than 50 years younger than Stein (and that might just be a time-zone thing: more research is needed). Perhaps it is fortunate that Bode has yet to acquire the elusive Olympic gold, as he would otherwise already have withdrawn to a cushy Midwestern sinecure, wowing stretch-pantsed suburbanites with his angulation and enormous DIN.