In another thread we have been discussing "active" vs. "passive" weight transfer where it is clear to me these two different ways to achieve a shift in pressure to the new outside ski can occur at the same time in our turns. One happens because we actively shift our mass out over the ski and the other occurs as a result of external forces becoming dominant under that ski.
What becomes evident is how blending different combinations of movements creates a variety of outcomes. Consequently we have the ability to choose these outcomes if we understand how to blend movements accurately. This requires much repetition to fine tune the movements. Recognizing the sensations coming through our skis and feet associated with these movements must be processed quickly to anticipate what will happen next. So if I move this way or that way, or pressure my boot here or there, and how long I maintain the input, how intense the movement is, how quickly or slowly, or when I move, all affect the outcome. This is where words can not keep up with or begin to describe all the sensations of good skiing and we have to break them down into smaller pieces to be able to digest them, However; Blending one directional movement with another can help make some of these more intricate details more digestible and easier to comprehend and put to task.
example: How we blend flexion/extension movements with edge change movements and weight transfer movements creates whole spectrums of possibilities.
I recall the first time I skied a shaped ski, the Elan SCX, which was a pretty radical sidecut compared to the traditional sidecut skis of the day. What I noticed in the first few turns was my movement blends changed. It was not a conscious effort, more of an intrinsic adaptation to these new sensations coming from the ski snow interaction. The skis wanted to turn and I found the normal blending of forward leverage to the ski shovel with the lateral edging movement to create the torque needed to carve a clean arc needed changed to a much different ratio. In a matter of a run or two I was able find the trust to move much more laterally with virtually no shovel leverage and consequently little twisting at all to initiate a carving turn. The movement blend changed to match the sensations of carving that ski.
I would like to explore the different movements you feel evident in your skiing!? Where does your feedback come from? What movements do you find yourself blending in various ratios to match your intent?