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Ski Turns

There are some different types of turns that you can accomplish.
  • Turning with the lifted-up foot
    Turning lightly leftward, we will put our right foot up, trying to displace us around the spin, when the spin begin to finish, place softly the right foot to ground, after putting the left ski up, we will go leftward.

  • Alternative spins
    Placing us on line of fall, we will try to pick up speed, after we will move our hips to one side. When velocity decreases we will turn to the opposite side, which will produce a spin toward that side.

  • Turning crossing knees
    This technique involves basically changing the knees displaced to one side, trying to maintain a constant rhythm. This directing change of the knees should not produce the twisting of them. We will focus on the inferior part of the legs, on the motions produced by this part.

  • Control of the spins
    While you make a spin you feel the resistance that comes of your external ski. A resistance that increases according to we flexed more the knees and ankles. See, than when flexing the leg slowly, the spin is lengthened notably. Try to feel as your spines push the front of his boots, forming a pressure that each time is bigger: You should be able to control this situation and to guide skis where really you desire.

  • Turning with force (I)

    • Support
      Putting pressure on external side of the sole of the foot; We will have to be able to pass this pressure to the internal side of the sole of the foot, in such a way that we feel as if we be going into the spin with the tiptoe. Besides, the extension should be done toward in front and downward of the hill.

    • Dynamic anticipation
      Once the spin is initiated, we will apply velocity to the spin, accelerating skis, ad hoc we will guide our legs forward, immediately after coming out of the line of fall we will lean on the poles; this will allow us bracing the trunk at the end of the spin. That way the top of the body will go move forward to the inferior in each motion, marking the new direction. You should sense that you guide all motions from the central point of the body (just on the navel). We will lean on poles as skis go away of the line of fall; when finalizing the spin; while the center of force heads immediately toward another new spin.

  • Turning with force(II)
    We should transmit the force from our legs to the mid zone of the body; for this, first we should have our steely muscles, but not stressed and our pelvis will have to push up, this is for freeing to muscles from any blocking action. The hips will have to become axle of spin, while legs form a imaginary arches around this axle. And we will have to lean on poles according as skis move away from the main line; Producing that the center of force revert to heading for the following spin, pushing the skis to the realization of a new arch.