I've seen discussion here about "pressuring". I would maintain, just for clarity on the subject, that while we can move pressure around from foot to foot, we cannot "apply" more pressure than our mass allows. We've discussed that we can apply pressure on the inside ski to tighten its arc, and in order to do that, we need to take some pressure away from the outside foot. It may work just as well to say "lighten the outside ski to tighten up the radius of the inside ski."
Another option we have is to apply a little leverage to the inside ski when our "pressure options" have been exhausted. This has also been said (I forget who it was and now I can't find it!) when it was mentioned that we can pull the inside foot back a little. When this is done, the shin contacts the boot cuff a little and applies a little bend to the shovel of the ski. If that ski is on edge, the radius will tighten! This is by no means an efficient way to ski, but it can be a decent TACTIC when things get hairy.
Actively tipping the inside ski is certainly where it's at. When we get a little lazy with that action, we have to apply a bit more rotary and we skid. BANG! RR track turns went Bye, Bye!
Tom Burch. Even though the skis are on high edge angles, a subtle amount of Femoral Rotation (subtle and deliberate will result in a bit of bending in the ski. Too harshly will wash your tails out!) will have a profound effect on the radius, as would levering, or Long/short legging it, or any number of things. The best thing to do is find a focus that works, practice it, and then look for another focus and make it work. You'll find that, before long, you'll have an entire boat-load of Tactics to get you out of trouble!!!
In closing, there are many different ways to tighten turn shapes, and a focus on the TIPPING skill would seem the logical answer to this question in my eye. Be careful when working on "applying pressure". More often than not we only end up "levering" and that has many pitfalls. Pressure is something that is pre-ordained... It HAPPENS to us. We don't exert it, we go through phases where we defy it, and absorb it!!!
Good Posts Everyone!!!! You'd be amazed (or maybe not) how difficult some people find it to just TIP the ski without adding any rotary input! It's hard watch instructors and students alike make a sweet run, and then have to tell them "look at your tracks. Your inside ski is skidding. We'd better try that one again!"
Beer tastes good tonight,