One way to do what Floyd mentioned is to experiment with a very wide, edged wedge. This will allow you to get a ski way out there while keeping the other under you for balance and reassurance as needed. Practice pressuring and weighting the outside ski while relaxing and "giving up" the inside one. Experiment with adjusting your fore and aft position on the outside ski to get it to work most effectively. When it is working it should produce considerable pressure to balance against. Gradually wean yourself from reliance on the inside ski to catch your balance on. As you become more and more comfortable with balancing on the outside ski you can give almost all of your weight to it. Eventually you will want to move your inside ski back out to be parallel with your outside ski. Move some of your weight to it, feel the edge pressure on it, and actively guide it or "steer" it (the inside ski) in conjunction with the outside ski and you will be there, developing some large edge angles, learning to really work your skis the way the racers do.
You can really develop huge edge angles this way and "show your bases". Its fun to experiment with these and see what they can be useful for. The important thing to get is that the skis should drive forward along the arc of the turn and the turn should largely be developed by the skis with minimal skidding.
[ January 06, 2003, 08:07 PM: Message edited by: arcadie ]