This is a surprisingly hard technique to master. I'm gradually getting it, and I can maneuver toe or heel side as long as it's not too extreme. Here's what I have to pay attention to:
- Weight has to be 50/50 front/back foot. Not enough weight on the back and you can't get the edge to bite, and you'll spin.
- You have to exaggerate heel or toe pressure to get the edge to bite. I actually stand on my toe with my back foot when doing toeside turns.
I've found occasionally that even if I seem to be doing everything right, the back end will wash out. In those cases, I find I can regain control if I release some edge on the front foot while driving even more edge on the back.
In retrospect, "Let's get the goat drunk"
should have been my cue to leave the party.