Here's a bit of background - I thought by making tigher radius turn, one can slow down without "braking" to control speed. I have been working on getting on edge as early as I can in the upper C rather than skid or traverse half the hill during the upper C (including finishing the turn pointing updhill to slow down).
But here's what I have so far - I hired a private lesson today and the 1st thing the coach said after seeing my first 3 turns was: ah, you are trying way too hard to engage the edge early hence making Z turns.
What he told & asked me to practise for an hour was: as you "enter the fall line", hop then pivot your ski (so it becomes perpendicular to the fall line), then skids & use the edge to shave off whatever speed needed, so you can carve perfectly during the bottom C.
Is this really how to control speed? And I'm not talking 45 degree jump-off-the-cliff runs... This just sounds totally inefficient to me.
Having said that, he did say (pointed out) if I simply carve the upper C, all I'm doing is flipping the ski from 1 side to another - how would speed decrease. Now, that's also something I thought its right but now I don't know how to answer.