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A SKI PRO DEMONSTRATES BALANCE ON THE OUTSIDE SKI

Source: A SKI PRO DEMONSTRATES BALANCE ON THE OUTSIDE SKI

Hockey Stop

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

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!

Homestake Peak

Homestake Peak

A prominent 13er on the Continental Divide SW of Tennessee Pass en route to the Tenth Mountain Hut

Introduction

The purpose of this journal is to educate us about the art and science of skiing. Please enjoy the posts on this blog and feel free to contribute constructive comments.