Welcome to EpicSki! This could turn out to be a rather interesting thread! Great first question.
There are several possibilities of why you are experiencing this "rebound". Several have been mentioned- too late an edge, too abrupt an edge, too much edge, etc.
But as asked, we need more info to create a more precise picture of what is happening.
At the risk of being presumptuous, let me offer a brief explanation of the basic mechanics of a turn. This is also assuming that you are on reasonably contemporary equipment, ie- shaped skis.
The ideal edge movement in a modern turn is a simple roll from the edges of the previous turn, to those of the new turn-PRIOR to the direction change. This requires that the CM (center of mass) move across the skis, with the legs partially flexed, and in toward the center of the developing turn.
In shorter versions of this turn, the CM moves less, and the knees are used more actively to effect the edge. In longer turns, the Cm moves a bit further, with the hips playing a greater role, with the knees being used for fine tuning of the edge. Once the edges are engaged, then the amount of re-direction(turn) can be established.
If a short turn is desired, a slight extension of the legs to increase pressure on the skis is needed, while gently guiding the skis in the desired path. As you reach the middle (apex) of the turn, your legs will be at their longest position. (this does not imply the legs are straight) As the skis begin to move back under the CM, allow your legs to relax, flexing at the rate the skis return under your body. (This flexing allows you to manage the energy building in the ski) As this flexing occurs, allow your CM to begin moving in the direction of the next turn with a minimum of vertical movement. As your CM passes over the skis, repeat this proccess.
By edging earlier in the turn, you control the arc and the energy of the turn much more accurately. You will also derive better balance during the turn. If you are hesitating, and developing all of the energy in a sudden burst, you will experience the type of difficulties you have partially described.
I hope this thread continues....
Again- many welcomes to EpicSki!!!!
:[ November 20, 2002, 06:31 PM: Message edited by: vail snopro ]