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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

 

cantuna, crack me up, I'd have to go back to school,

or give my brain a tune. I started one article....tad over my head. ROTF.gif 


One way to think of it that _seems_ to work with most of GS's articles is as a pile carpet of water molecule tufts lining up with the underlying crystal where the depth of the pile is dependent on temperature; the water tufts might wave around and flop over to fill gaps but are not easy to tear out. 

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A skier is going to compensate within the first couple feet, a fraction of a second, no problem, but it IS compensating and that is what I'm saying. this is not about being able, it's about great sensations coming from the skis. (#19)

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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post

So do I, and the reason is you know what neutral is on your skis because of this exercise.  You naturally compensate for the irregularities by t

 

 

he feel of the first 20ft of side slip.

 

This exercise is soooooo under rated.

 

This said, most of you can ski crap edges and not blink an eye, but good edges make it fun, great edges lose that 0.01 seconds on a run wink.gif for that aah moment.

 

 

 

 

I start with drills as well, to warm up, often a "noodle drill", a bunch of small turns on a low angle slope. If the tail of one ski is dull from major gouges, it is highly apparent, one could say: "highly sucks".  none of this is a big deal, of course, it's the between season and I'm waiting around for surgery like everyone else who didn't want to miss any skiing, haha!

 

 

Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

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This is one on which I have to disagree Dave. I do a Pivot Slip drill early EVERY ski day where I go straight, pivot, side slip 20  feet at the top of an icy diamond. I release, pivot, and re-engage the opposite edge maybe 4 or 5 times staying in a narrow (ski width) corridor, I have done  this with a gouged (but smoothed) edge on one ski and not the other and have never had to compensate.


Edited by davluri - 6/5/12 at 9:24am
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