Skiing: How to Carve || REI


carving is one of the best ways to stay
in control if you’re a beginner or still sitting here turns learning to use your
edges to carve it is really raining and opens up huge fun on the mountain to
start carving turns their two skills to focus on rolling your knees and ankles
and keeping your weight forward every curve turn has three parts the start of
each turn is the initiation most of the actual carving happens in the shaping in
the end of the turn is the finish where you dial back the power to prepare for
the next turn in the initiation phase rolling your knees and ankles starts by
pointing your knees down the hill and rolling onto the big toe of your new
outside Busch as you start to wait that ski and engage its edge in the snow
through the shaping of the term think about driving you need toward the toe
piece of your buying that forced transfers through the cup of your boot
and into your steam bending it and curbing your edges into the snow the more pressure you put on your boots
the tighter your turn on steeper terrain or a faster speeds you’ll find a good
card takes more effort by low angled slopes it’s more relaxed at the finish
of each turn you release the pressure you build up by rolling your knees and
ankles upright again and shipping your way to your new outside ski to prepare
for your next initiation keeping your weight forward throughout
the whole turn is key to staying balanced and in control what harming you
kind of feel like you’re squatting over chair your knees are bent and your upper
body is straight and slightly forward staying forward means maintaining that
position even as the slope get steeper if you lean back especially on steep
runs when you naturally want to use these run away from you and you end up
losing control in the initiation start bringing your hips forward and down the
hill as you shape the turn keep your head and shoulders playing down the hill
in the direction you ski or lower body is twisting under you but your upper
body stays still and pointed downhill in the finish if you turn your upper body
is still facing downhill but your skis and your lower body reported across the
slow this is a perfect position for initiating an external there’s a lot to
think about when you start carving keep practicing remember all your knees
and ankles and keep your weight forward throughout one turned into the next
pretty soon becomes a rhythmic dance as each turn initiates gets more powerful
in the shaping and backs off at the finish

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