Hi CDC--welcome to EpicSki! Good to see you here--how are things at Breck?
I agree that it would be great to put together some clips showing the variety of turn initiations used on the World Cup. I'm working on it, actually. Have you seen the sequences from the Copper Women's World Cup Slalom
that I posted here?
I have no personal footage of recent men's top-level slalom, unfortunately. But my brother-in-law works for ESPN, and we're working on an arrangement where I might get the opportunity to play around with some of their footage. Regular footage copied from television broadcasts is pretty low-quality for converting to stills, and I would probably run into some copyright issues if I did much with that commercial footage without permission.
Anyway, thanks for the idea, and welcome again to EpicSki!