Now I've read your posts a couple of times thinking about what's been said.
First, to be done with that; the skiing in the short turn movie, I'm just going for pop. Nothing to argue about. The technique there probably leaves a lot to desire. It's just monkeying around on skis.
The skiing in the second and third movie is what I'm taking more seriously. I'm definitely there to have fun, but I want to ski as good as I can.
I've said that I like jumping when there are bumps to hit, but what I didn't realize i that I actually air even when it's not the intention. I have read through the thread again and then looked through the movies in slow motion to better grasp the advices I've been given.
When I say that I jump by choice, I'm not talking about the up unweighting transitions. What I've been stubborn about only happens 2 or 3 times in the beginning of the second clip. It's the air from a bump, for 2 meters or so before landing. http://media.putfile.com/Carl-R-Jump
arguing that the other popping going on is done by conscious effort, and that I intend to keep doing it.
I'm sorry for the confusion I have caused.
I have simply neither felt nor observed that I seem to lift off for just about every turn I do. In my head I've just been focused on getting edge and angle as fast as possible.
It's obvious that you know more about large parts of my
skiing than what I do.
I've been thinking about why I do the up unweighted transitions.
I think I do it when it's icy, to chop down the edges with bruteforce. When the surface is smoother I tend to cross under more often.
What I read from your opinions here is that I should be better off with the cross under in icy conditions.
I thought about what I might do wrong when I cross under that makes me avoid it in critical situations. I think I might release the ski pressure too much during the transition almost relaxing until the other edge is set.
The way I'm interpreting your advices is that I should work actively during the transition and starting the carve even when the angle still is quite low.
Building the turn from the boot up.
Am I on the right track? Please correct me if I'm drawing the wrong conclusions.
I have always felt that building the turn from the feet is necessary when the ski radius is large. For shorter radius skis I've seen it as a blessing to be able to toss them any way I like. How much difference does building from the boot do for the turn? Is it that it makes it easier to stay in balance or does it have other positive effects?