|Rick, you were one of the folks that said skidding and pivoting are two different things.
I said steering and pivoting were different. Skidding is part of steering, and also part of whatever you call those non carved, rotary force driven turns you guys do. But steering is not necessarily part of skidding. Skidding can happen with no change of direction, just as Epic said. And steering can happen with many different degrees of skid.
Max, is this stuff really new to you? I hear you're teaching skiing now, and are better at it than most. Congrats, the sport always needs new talent. Honestly, though, before you go too far with it, you need to get a better handle on this stuff.
I recently was directed to this video of you skiing. http://youtube.com/watch?v=pqUKjeRTMIs
At times In it you are skidding, steering, pivoting, tail tossing your little heart out. Call it whatever you want, you're doing it big time. You need to get aware of when you're doing each. If you have different names for it, then pay close attention to what the rest of the skiing world calls what you're doing, and you will come to understand the language translations, because like it or not, we're all doing the same dang thing.
You carve, we carve. You carve high C, we ski arc to arc. You brush, we steer. You hyper brush (or whatever the hail you call it), we pivot. You counter act, we counter. You counter balance, we angulate. You balance primarily on your outside ski, we ski outside ski dominant. You flex and tip, we retract. You pull the feet back, we drive the CM forward. All the same stuff by different nomenclature. I know you don't want to hear that, and will refuse to believe it, for it bursts the illusions of gross program differentiation, and PMTS superiority, but it's the ugly truth. Great skiers develop in every corner of the earth, and under different training philosophies and programs,,, but they all arrive at greatness with basically the same skills. That's because there's only one set of skills in this sport, and the people who understand them, and hone them all to a high level will always excel.