Originally Posted by Ron White
What I really like is your transition. You flatten both skis and tip to a new edge very well.
What would help the turns develope more is balancing over the outside ski until the edge change. You tend to lean inside the turn and balance more over the inside ski. Take a look at your body position as you pass the camera at the end of the clip. Both ankle joints are open and your hips are well behind your feet.
Work on some balancing drills to get your ankles flexed and more over your outside ski before you try to change anything else in your skiing. Drills where you pick-up the tail of the inside ski while turning will help you get much better balanced.
When you say to balance over the outside ski until the edge change, are you talking about the "old" outside ski? In the transition period I feel there is a brief moment where I am not turning, thus there is no inside nor outside.
Oddly enough, the day before this video was shot I had taken a lesson where we did that exact drill. Keeping the inside tip on the ground and lifting the tail. I found I can do this turning right much better than turning left. I will practice this when I get out next weekend.
Thanks for the pointers Ron and Rusty. They are quite helpful.
Back in December, I had taken a lesson and was told I was doing the whole rotary thing. We did the "traverse" drill to make two thin lines. I was told I needed patience. Before that lesson I made very large turns across the hill and my skis finished turns near 90 degrees across the fall line, but I was using a rotary motion to do it. So the instructor helped me fix the rotary issue, and I guess that shortened my turns.