how we ski

a web log about ski technique

Month: December, 2012

Hockey Stop

Turning our skis sideways to the direction we are going creates friction, which is one way of slowing us down.

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Ted Ligety video

Ted Ligety video

Here is a link to film of the great U.S. Ski Team racer Ted Ligety making short-, medium- and long-radius turns during summer training this year. Notice how he flexes and extends through each turn, and how — and when — he tips his skis on their inside edges during each turn. (Lower the volume on your speakers)

Ripperoo

Riperoo!