A group of us in western Canada are on the water nice and early this year. We free ski for the first month before installing courses. One of our guys who is working on his 35 off is trying to change his gate. He is very tall, left foot forward who would bend his knees a lot and tip backwards to start his turn in. When we got him standing tall in his glide with lots of weight on his front foot he quite literally had no idea how to start the turn in without tipping back. When he got in the boat we suggested turning his left knee in and moving his COM in the direction of travel but it still did not help much. It wasn't until I thought about it the following day that I realized we were missing something critical that I didn't actually think about myself which explained problems that I would have from time to time with my turns and particularly on my off side.
So I have a question for you guys. Can you explain in specific detail the moves that you make to turn the ski, not just on the gate but during the pass and if it differs from side to side please elaborate. Like myself I won't be surprised if you do it so automatically that you can't describe it to someone else. Thanks.