Harris wrote:.... Another key point, which is explained very well in the video with the Ken Doll model, and is a must see to truly understand the gist of waist steering, is that what you are doing is radiusing/arcing the outside ski around a semi-weighted inside ski, using the waist to facilitate the arc. It isn't a brute move; it is somewhat subtle as far as the inside ski weighting goes...
Funny thing is I when I taught her to do this last week--"radiusing/arcing the outside ski around a semi-weighted inside ski"--I thought I was teaching a cheat because that was nothing I'd ever learned as part of Alpine skiing. But as I watched her trying to carve it just made sense to do that move, and I noticed that I'd been doing it too, to carve faster p-turn arcs.
Counter-rotating was always going to be harder to do on telemark turns than for parallel turns because you have to rotate your hips the other way (with the turn) to put your lead ski in front. P-turns you can counter-rotate from the hips up. But to counter-rotate tele turns you only have from the mid-waist up. Extra challenge is always a good thing. Obvious I guess for people who tele.