It could be as simple as her clarifying her "intent" if she has the skills to adapt and adjust movement patterns.
With high milage skiers the intent to "turn" triggers ingrained muscle memory, or habits that override new movements not yet as ingrained. I'd suggest a clear and deliberate intent to "rolling ski tips downhill" or "arcing tips into falline" or something the insure triggering release of downhill ski as first move. She need a clear intent focus very different than intent to "turn" which triggers old habits.
Sounds like the overall goal is to reduce excess rotary effort (skidding) to round out top of turn and dial up turn shaping blend (E/P/r) thru finish (vs. shutting down the skid). Rounder vs."Z" turns.
For starters back off on terrain to allow new movement focus, anchor it, then dial it back up.
Taking a few runs where she deliberatly displaces tails for the first few turns, then switches to rolling tips or arcing tips into falline will help shift from habitual to perceptual mode.
I call this "booby trapping the habit". Once more aware of old movement, adjusting is can be as easy as choosing old or new.
Also, ski some turns with just enough initiation effort to get to falline, without turning skis thru falline. Creates kind of a "D" shapped turn with a hesitation when both body and skis are headed straight downhill (practice on gentle terrain first). As smooth faline entry is achieved, reduce "wait" and arc thru falline into finish.
Also ski garlands trying to carve top arc just to falline, then arc back across hill. This creates awareness of "just enough" so turn does not get started with a lot of excess rotary baggage.
The challenge in an exam/pressure situation is to stay perceptual and not retreat to core habits.
If the skills are there to make the adjustment:
Quality focus + quality awareness = choosing qualitiy outcomes
Good Luck! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
[ February 13, 2003, 02:01 PM: Message edited by: Arcmeister ]