I try too, but on my SLs I find it very difficult to keep clean. I boot-out quite often. On my 24m its quite easy, but fast.
I'love to see a video of clean SL carving in steep terrain, but I have never seen one.
I have only seen one person SL carve cleanly arc to arc with speed control in lundsrappet (a steep run in Åre). He used to be in the WC.
What do you think the radius is in you MA request? Half the diameter, I'd say around 5meters.
You say use SLs to keep speed down on steeps, but what keeps the speed down? The only thing stopping you from acceleration is friction. Air friction is proportional to speed, and the snow friction is negligible if you carve cleanly on a hard groomer. To get more effect out of the air friction you have to have a longer traverse in your turn. Thats another strategy for speed management.
I think the other way around. Every ski has a natural speed for a good edging/inclination angle. In free-skiing thats the sensation I want to have. If I want to go fast I choose longer radius skis, and if I want to go slower I choose SL skis. The longer radius skis are booring in moderate terrain.
Hey Ghost, you don't act as you teach considering you 80+ mp on SLs . Can you imagine the force if you edge at that speed :)