Have been working with an instructor on short radius turns, cross under at transition. We spent an entire lesson working through different ways to get there... I never really did. Better... but always to much UP as my skis would come back under and across. We worked through different drills to get my legs more involved and knees flexing. 1,000 steps seemed to be the most effective. Holding my poles across my hands helped me visualize what I was doing wrong but did nothing to prevent it.
The instructor mentioned my knees being too locked or rigid and not flexing through transition causing the upward movement of my body. Anyone have any thoughts, drills or things to try? Would like to get a little more improvement on my own before my next private lesson. $$
Would also add that this issue (knee flex) also plagues many other areas of my skiing. Much of this comes from a long background of waterskiing. Tall, upright, leaned back and knees locked.
Let me know what needs clarification!