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> C. SHORT RADIUS TURNS





 

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Intermediate goal: Short radius parallel turns

Number: 
3 of 3 Intermediate goals
Level
: Intermediate

Summary:  Ah, how sweet it is. Get a taste of a nicely carved short radius turn and you'll know that it is a goal worth pursuing

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IMPORTANT! Understanding our approach and philosophy is important if you'd like to successfully use the drills in Ski Smarts
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In short radius turns, strive to:

  • Maintain a relaxed and efficient stance, with feet slightly apart.
  • Keep a substantially countered stance, with your upper body stable and facing mostly down the hill, as opposed to your legs and feet that are rapidly changing direction.
  • Steer both skis simultaneously and actively in the same direction.
  • Extend down the hill from the uphill ski at the end of turns (roughly where your skis are across the fall line,) to achieve a carved turn.

Most importantly: Practice exercises in sequence as a means towards our ultimate goal--to have fun!

Work sequentially through the topics and exercises in this goal:

Remember our overall goal--to have fun!

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