I agree --- will try to basically eliminate falling leaf. I usually ride a mix of greens and blues because I really hate limiting myself to the green parts of the mountain and really enjoy seeing the whole thing. I know this might hurt my progression in the short term, although I think hitting harder runs forces me to advance quicker too possibly.
I like how you're thinking about it heelside - strait down - toeside - strait down. This is basically what I know in my mind needs to happen, and it's not hard on shallower slopes, but I am just not confident enough at speed not to freak out during the "strait down" portion on steeps. But each day I'm sure it will become easier.
Last edited by nooboarder; 03-30-2013 at 10:41 AM.