Friday, September 20, 2013

Getting your feet behind your butt in skiing all mountain terrain.

Rarely do you see skiers committing to the "High C" transition in all mountain skiing. This movement can make a huge difference in how much energy you expend and how much control you achieve.                     
 Here is a transition well before the falline, the skis and body are engaged to the new arc. The release retraction movement from the previous turn was energetic, that is why the skis are not yet in the snow; however the body is ready for the new turn well before the falline. We call this the up-side-down position.
Here the turn is engaged and the tips headed straight down the falline already arcing a turn. This gives you an early engagement and lots of time with the skis in the carving phase of the turn, which means control and direction are easily achieved.

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