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I would offer that pronation and supination are not movements, per se, but a skewing of the foot's structural alignment resulting in a loss of efficient energy transmission and support in responce to attempted eversion or inversion movements of an unstable foot.

We get custom footbeds to stablize our feet so that when we roll our foot toward little toe edge (inversion movement) or toward big toe edge (eversion movement) they maintain structural alignment integrity and do not pronate or supinate excessively.

Order of movement I'd invite you to try is to lead thru a turn by continously rolling inside foot to little toe edge (inverting it), which results in that leg taking shape as some femur rotation toward inside of turn (abduction) is recruited by the foot movement. This inside half leading activity draws outside half into alignment over outside balance/support leg/foot as it follows by rolling onto big toe edge (everted). Any inward rotation (aduction) of that outside stance leg should usually be passive/resultant unless there is intention, on purpose, to really "crank'em" vs. "guide'em".

If the outside leg/knee bulldozes the inside one around the corner, you usually see some A-frame or pinched knees and the inside ski passivly on less edge angle (trying to go straighter), with maybe even some abstem as outside leg over-rotates skis onto converging paths. Hardly effective, much less efficient.

When we walk around a corner, we naturally lead with the inside foot while rolling it toward the little toe edge, and every aspect of the body flows along after it. Why not promote awareness of the effectivness of that intuitive movement (the body's genius) and ski with efficient natural movements vs. artifically contrived ones?