Aye, there's the rub. How do you explain to a student how to tip their feet/skis? I more comonly see students following instructions that make them do something they shouldn't, than I see students failing to follow instructions. For example, the problem most apparent in failure to achieve the intent of carving edge-locked turns is the student tries to turn their feet, trying to point their toes in the direction they wish to turn in. Is this a result of their misunderstanding an instruction on how to tip their skis? Or is it a relic of instruction used for the purpose of developing the rotary skill.
I see it in terms of what the ski does on the snow. Many instructors, I gather, see it in terms of what movements are required of the body to achieve what the ski does on the snow. I see skis tipping. Many instructors see a particular body move that makes the skis tip, weight the side that you want to dig in, lift the other side that you want off the snow, lean inside the turn, counter-facilitated angulation, moving the knees (ouch), etc.
How would you tell a student to tip their skis on edge without torquing the tips around Oisin?