I was hoping for more answers from more people, but the point of the exercise is to DO the exercise.
It is supposed to show you how you approach skiing. There are many questions there that are quite loaded -- for example, is tipping the feet first always necessary? Not at all. You can make a turn without doing that. Same with projection. You don't have to move the body, the "turn" can be a pure cross-under, with the body moving straight down the fall-line. But that is really not much of a turn is it?
4ster answered that he had a "go to" move. IMO, most folks do.
CTkook said that most skiers all have the same posture regardless of terrain. That's true for most peoples recreational turns.
<looks around to check for someone in the bushes>
But seriously, the answers are solely relevant to your skiing.
Here's how I'd answer them:
is early edge engagement ie. Hi C engagement, faster or slower? Slower
is a round turn fast or slow? Slower
is angulation fast or slow? Slower
is angulation a "go to" technique and always the best tool for the job? No.
should a skier always counter-rotate? No.
is wind-up anticipation always desirable? No
I could see folks answering Yes to many of these. I did already mention that the round turn is a speed maintaining turn, and not the fastest turn -- that would be comma shaped.
The notion of angulation being slow comes from the common error of skiing with too high an edge too early. That is slow.
Angulation WAS the go-to technique for me at one time. There is no shame in that.
Counter-rotation is always there if you prefer to arc your skis.
Always skiing with wind-up anticipation indicates to me you prefer a pivot entry.
should a skier always take the line far into the turn? No. By this I mean you don't always go as straight as possible across the hill, then turn hard.
does being inclined provide a stronger or weaker stance? Stronger.
is inclination the "go to" technique? No. Just like angulation, it has it's place.
should it be used for each and every turn? No. The CSCF for one, says differently -- inclination THEN angulation.
can we mix inclination and angulation? Yes
is skiing into counter that mix? No. Counter is a rotational movement, it is necessary in neither inclination nor angulation to rotate.
should a skier always flex to release? No. I used to say Yes, but I can see moments where other releases may be preferable
should a skier always extend to release? No. Saying yes to this is not very versatile. In fact saying yes to an "always" question is not versatile. Even if it is "should a skier always have both edges facing down?" Not for a nasty recovery.
is projection always correct? No. eg. Turns straight down the "fall-line". It can be argued that these too have projection, but I view them as pure cross-under.
is tipping first always correct? No. I should have said tipping the feet, sorry. However, I teach Yes. A whole lot of other things in the list change when you say Yes to this!
does a racer only need to gain height on course because of technical error? No. the course can be set that way.
should the turn apex always be above the gate? No. it can be beside or below based on course demands.
is a narrow stance always preferred? No. Try a narrow tuck at warp speed.
is pivotting the skis prior to turn entry always a technical error? No. You may need to lop off the top of the arc, through no fault of your own.
should a racer arc each and every turn? No. Bode at Solden intentionally skidded every second turn to scrub speed.
should the CM always be above the feet? No. How can you flex to release like that?
does the action of the pole plant help with re-centering? yes.
does a pole plant help with timing? Yes
does a pole plant block the rotation of the upper body? Yes. But very little when the pole is just tapped and not dug in to the snow.