Thank you all for the interesting answers!
Some of you guys maybe know from last year (or earlier) that I'm an ex alpine board racer, and that I'm very much a n00b racing skis. I was only freecarving and jumping with skis until previous winter, the last 2 months when I started skiing gates. Now all of you know. :)
Thanks for telling about skating. I've avoided skating past the first gate, but I'll have to reconsider that.
I also was thinking that sidestepping was a bad thing, but it seems I was wrong about this.
Regarding the original question, I like the answers I've been given. I'm going to experiment with much exaggerated counter and balancing on the outer edge. I've done some dry testing on the floor at home, and I think I feel what I've been doing wrong. Thanks a lot!!
As for the "why" that some has rised, I just feel like learning it. I want that ability in my toolbox.
The stivot was mentioned in this thread by at least Rick and Jämt. I wasn't really following... Do you mean that I should use stivot in slow flat courses? (I hope stivot is the correct term for pivot into arc)
I don't have any experience to talk from, but I find it difficult understanding how any rotation would be faster than arcing in slow speeds? I mean from my perspective, while freeriding, arcing is always faster than any form of rotation following roughly the same path.
When I watch videos or tv, it seems to me lik arc-to-arc is used in flat and stivot predominantly in steep technical sections.
Googling arc vs stivot makes me find statements like this "A stivot is always safer though arcing the entire turn is always faster." Is that an outdated view?
I like that some mention that SL skis are a viable option in a course like the one I described. I'll be sure to use them too. :)