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Well, he's tipping his skis with his feet, so perhaps he has some skills.:) Don't see any over-angulation, but his platform angle could be less than 90 degrees in some turns. :duel:

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Pretty much standard clips of WC racers freeskiing on GS gear.

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The platform angle is way, way more aggressive than 90 degrees after the fall line.

 

Very good example of patience.

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Really good example of smooth progressive turns ( initiation, transition, edge, forward pressure, body, pole plant etc) from turn to turn.

 

Wish I was as consistent just half the time :D.

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Originally Posted by Jamt View Post
 

The platform angle is way, way more aggressive than 90 degrees after the fall line.

 

Very good example of patience.

 

What is a platform angle?

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What is a platform angle?

I don't know who came up with the term but I know RLM defines it in Ultimate Skiing if you have the book. 

It is the angle between the ground's reaction force and the ski surface.

If the angle is 90 degrees you are just on the border between "edge locked" carve and "turning assisted by the sidecut".

I don't remember if Ron defined it as <90 degrees when the ski is edge locked or >90 degrees. Depends on how you measure the angle. I use the term "aggressive" to denote the edge locked side of the spectrum to avoid any misunderstanding.

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Pretty much standard clips of WC racers freeskiing on GS gear.

But he does seem to enjoy a larger percentage of success making GS turns than most of the world on any given day. smile.gif
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