The ideal course involves a very tight turn radius above the fall-line and a very long radius after the fall-line. For this reason high level racers constantly try to find ways of getting as much of the turn as possible in the high C....
Anticipation is not rotation, it simply means that the body is facing more down the hill than the ski at the end of the turn...
This ties in to why a ski with one version or the other of a dual radius sidecut can help as well.
The rest of Jamt's post is pretty advanced...I also note that for GS while what Jamt describes in terms of line is correct, the ability to actually add speed is normally very limited once you're through the first few gates. Basically we went from a basic discussion to one that is very specific. Carl. you also snowboard, correct? You probably have some experience of pumping either off terrain or in the pipe. That's similar. But not something that you'd necessarily want to focus on in terms of being faster in general.
Very true, but since Carls problem was low speed course it can be quite important not only in the first few gates.
Carl, have a look at some of the slowmo videos I have in my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamtski?feature=mhum
notice the anticipation and flexion/extension.
How do you incease your speed when rollerblading? What if you put your feet together while rollerblading, that is similar to making skiturns with flexion extension. With tight radius skis you can even ski on a flat surface if you have strong legs/core.