hmm, that back in the day tip seems counter-intuitive, but what do i know? and yes, for me anyway, maneuvering at slow speeds does highlight the action of the feet, which is what i am generally trying to do; playing with how much/little pressure is required to get the ski on edge, or keep it flat, etc.
when a little speed kicks in, the rest of my body is incorporated toward maintaining balance.
by neutral i mean that i try to find a place where my feet seem to floating over the skis, without more pressure on either the heel or the toes.
i suspect, shh, we're in similar places here. i am playing with these kinds of things, trying to find a position where my skeleton seems almost to just be along for the ride.
i do still treat the balls of my feet, and big toe, as "go" buttons (the phrase i've heard from more than one instructor), where i apply pressure to engage the tips of the skis, thus inititiating the turn.
hopefully, an instructor type will chime in, as i don't speak the language that might make this clearer for you, if it isn't already.
[ December 09, 2003, 10:18 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]