Sorry to clutter up this thread, Tetonpwdrjunkie, but I can't resist. Everybody please go back and read his very good tips to compensate.
First a bit of semantics: When I look at the QCT from SVMM videos posted I see he does not "pivot" his turns as in applying torque, or as in doing a pivot slip, but I do see him dig the tip in and push with the feet to cause the skis to "pivot".
Now onto technique: I agree with TPJ, that the emphasis is on a strong edge set speed control component in the latter half of the turn. I've come across this type of turn in some teaching videos on the web from some European skiers (can't recall who). This turn is distinguished from the brushed carved turn of PMTS in that the latter is evenly brushed with the speed control concentrated throughout the turn, not focused on a hard push down and into the hill in the latter half. The latter does not pivot about the tip and it uses tipping first as opposed to getting the feet out to the side to acquire edge angle. What they share is a brushed edge to kill speed.
Finally on to the videos:
Post 84 video - I would really have to care a lot more how I looked skiing bumps to practice that distorted, malformed, aberration of a turn on groomers. The PMTS brushed carve is a little bit better, but since I haven't drank the Kool-aid, I think I will only use it when actually skiing the bumps.
Post 81 video - I suck at bump skiing, but most of those bumps shown in the video look like they wouldn't pose a problem for me. They look like pretty much any method would work well on them, including normal skiing. Maybe that's just because the depth of focus of the camera makes it look like it's not as steep as it is; can someone please put them in proper perspective for me by comparing to the steepest bumps at Mt. Tremblant Quebec and at Jay Peak Vermont (edit or Powder Face at Mt. Washington Vancouver Island). There's enough snow for speed control, most of the bumps aren't super huge, and they have a little give to them. There was only one steep section (around 1:03) with big bumps where I would have to pay attention and be on my game and still look like I suck at bump skiing. They don't look anything like the bumps I get to ski these days (rarely) at Blue Mountain Collingwood (most years I don't get to ski bumps at Collingwood because I don't get there that often and when I'm there they usually aren't big enough to be called bumps) on Avalanch or Spectacular (not sure which is which) after a week of rain and freezing rain on a Saturday afternoon when the other blacks and double blacks are too crowded to ski at speed; the bumps in the video are made of snow instead of ice. Nor do they look like the bumps on the one bump run that's never groomed at my local speed bump (Onaping ski Hill); not only are the bumps in the video not made of ice, there is no gravel between the moguls.
Edited by Ghost - 11/27/10 at 7:22am