All of this is now making sense to me. I tried this in a giant half pipe years ago as others made it look so easy. The first time I rode up, got scared and was held toe edge on a pretty much vertical surface. The second time, I tried a jump turn but jumped away from the wall and was lucky I didn't break anything. That was the second and last time I tried it. It never even crossed my mind until now. Now that it is explained I think I will try it again. I hope I don't knock myself out. :dizzy:Momentum. It's like running and sliding, the faster you go, the further back you can lean without falling over.
So until you want that heel edge to fully engage (once your board is pointing back down the hill) don't pull the toes up so hard and just let the board skid.