This season I have a problem (well actually I have a lot of problems but I have one in particular that is bothering me ;) - looking for suggestions ). I believe it existed last season as well but I feel like it has gotten worse. I am aware of what angulation and counter are (roughly, anyway), to start off. So anyway, the problem I have is that when I am turning right (such that most of my weight is on my left foot), I feel far far less in control and am able to slow down far less effectively than when I am turning left. I saw someone post something similar earlier and people advised said person that maybe he is not putting enough weight on the proper foot but this problem exists even if I am able to lift my right foot (when turning right) such that there is no weight on it and all weight is on my left foot. This happens even on green slopes (and is worse on blues, I have not skied blacks this season), if I am turning left I can easily do a hockey-stop like action but it is far harder if I am turning right. What drills can I do/what can I work on to get rid of this?
Another problem I have is that I am a skier who is afraid of snow.. I mostly ski in PA on the east coast (Ski Liberty mostly) and I feel much less in control if I run into a patch that has more snow than usual (maybe a couple inches). So if I run into a patch that has a bit more snow and then I will of course run right out of it (because they tend to be brief), I feel far less in control as I am in that patch (most of my falls are just in such patches or times when I cannot turn as I am in said patch and get too much speed to make a future turn/panic/fall seconds later). What can I do about this?
And last is a question: I have seen good skiers on slopes much stepper than I would dare to go going far slower than I can and even on blues to maintain the same speed as many people, I have to be doing fairly wide zig zags where as the good skiers are almost turning in place and yet still slowing down (I can see they're throwing a lot of snow with the back of their ski's, starting from about the end of the boot). How are they slowing down so much without zig zags bigger than maybe a meter/what can I do to learn this?