I'm preparing myself for our ski trip to Les Arcs and asking questions that have been asked a thousand times, but I think I'm asking it in a slightly different way, and specifically related to how I improved my on-piste carving technique.
Last year I successfully employed Klaus' technique to do with "coming inside ski" (3:02 and 3:19 in this clip) and "watch your hip" (3:36 - 3:50 and 3:53 - 4:00 of this clip). By the end of the week I felt I could ski any piste really sweetly by using this body mechanic.
What I'm basically asking is can I take this into off-piste and moguls?
My understanding of the changes I need to make are:
1. Off-piste (deeper snow, powder, crud)
I should be able to use the technique, but:
a) the skis will need to be closer together and weight evenly distributed on both skis
b) instead of standing up (up unweighting) to change edges I need to go down (down unweight) to change edges. This is the bit I struggle with. When I watch good skiers off-piste / powder they still look like they are down unweighting?
a) absorb the bumps in a backward cycling body mechanic (per Bob Barnes' excellent cartoons)
b) less edging and carving, but still some
c) edge change at the top of the bumps using down unweighting, although not really down, but more absorption
Appreciate any comments and apologies for re-doing topics that have been done before, but this Klaus Mair video really helped last year and I'm looking for a similar breakthrough on deep snow and moguls.