The timing of your extension is late. I do see steady improvement through the course of the videos.
What jumps out at me is how in these free ski turns and stubby gates your rotation (reaching for gate with outside hand) has gone away, and you're carving is much cleaner because of it. The skis find a larger edge angle, and the hip is able to drop into the turn better. Keep that feeling when you get in the long gates.
Now, about that up move. It's pretty strong, and robs the end of your turns of much of the potential forward energy and speed. It directs it up into the air, instead of towards the next gate. Wasted.
While your turns are so much cleaner, a couple double turns did sneak in on you. Wait for the rise line to really dive into the edge angle. And I saw a fall inside. Keep the angulation strong. But overall, a nice improvement, Airria! Well done!!
Rick is spot on about the vertical move. My thought is that it's due to the hips being too far inside at the end of the turn. So getting the pelvis and the feet vertically aligned at that point involves the rapid up move. The consequences of such a strong pop include the redirection of the body upward instead of into the next turn, edge re-engagement is delayed and the whole thing feeds on itself, making the skier later and later.
The simple solution is to extend the amount of time we use to get the hips over the feet instead of trying to do it all at once. Obviously, this means starting to move the hips over the feet earlier. How, depends on the turn and I'm sure collectively there are a lot of ideas on how to do this. Mine is to not be so set on using up unweighting for every turn. Mix it up with some down un weighting and maybe even some simultaneous ILE /OLF.
Rick, I think the big ''excuse'' about the problem in the gates is that there is to much going on between the ears. Probably a little bit of fear for the long gate. I think moving forward instead of up also helps me te get more pressure in the front of the ski, what makes my turning smoother.
So.. now the slalom season het quite ended for me. One more training weekend in the end of juli and then back in the gates at september. However i will continue to do technical training for 3 hours ones every week. So probably the next time you hear from me again is next season ;). Well.. at least you won't see a new slalom-vid of me before that ;)
Wow, really good improvement in the last few months. The timing of your movements is much better. As far as the up move, keep moving toward the next gate in transition (laterally) and use your ankles to engage the tip of the ski. This will keep you in a more centered position over the skis. You flex your ankles nicely through the turn, but after you change edges, open it up a little to engage the ski tip instead to extending your body up to flatten the edges and then re-engaging.