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slicing turns? as described in tootal skiing

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On page 170 in Total Skiing, there is a description of sliced turns, recommended for steeps, with packed snow.

If I understand corectly, you first pivot (or rotate) the skis until they are in the desired direction, then put them on edge to start carving. (Chris Fellows says to start slicing).

 

Isn't this a regular carved turn, where the top is pivoted? Like in a tight small radius turn?

 

He specifically says not to butter the turn ( I understand buttering to be a carve/slide combination).

From my own skiing, if I try sliding my turns on a steep slope with packed snow, it's a pretty rough ride as the snow is not very smooth. Carving gives a much smoother ride.

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Sounds like a pivot entry turn. Or is that too simple ?    A bit of line control followed by tipping into the fall line

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maybe we can get chris fellows to explain?
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

On page 170 in Total Skiing, there is a description of sliced turns, recommended for steeps, with packed snow.

If I understand corectly, you first pivot (or rotate) the skis until they are in the desired direction, then put them on edge to start carving. (Chris Fellows says to start slicing).

 

Isn't this a regular carved turn, where the top is pivoted? Like in a tight small radius turn?

 

He specifically says not to butter the turn ( I understand buttering to be a carve/slide combination).

From my own skiing, if I try sliding my turns on a steep slope with packed snow, it's a pretty rough ride as the snow is not very smooth. Carving gives a much smoother ride.

 

I havent read his book, but it would make sense that the answer is "yes".

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