I've noticed that Harb and a few others recommend short, narrow waisted, slalom sidecut skis for promoting the fastest development of carving skills. My question is, is this really true? Intuitively, it does seem like turn initiation would be easier.
If that premise holds true, is using a ski which is more like a GS in radius (16-17m lets say) really going to make it more difficult to learn the necessary movements and trust the edges are going to engage in transition?
Finally, since the 2011 Supershape is just about MIA in the US and now has a stiffer tail (KERS), does anyone have recommendations for an SL type ski that would be usable at moderate speeds by someone who is actively working on technique? Seems hard to find anything that isn't fat or a "cross" ski these days besides race skis.