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How to Fall When Skiing Switch?

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I've been playing around skiing backwards--going faster down steeper hills, using some nordic "jib skate" skis--and realized I had no idea how I'd bail out if I fell.  Seems like your only option at speed is to do a backward somersault of some sort.    After-the-fact, I became worried about my neck.

 

Is there any known safe way to fall in these situations?

 

Thx, Jon 

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@crgildart what level of instructor do you have to be allowed to teach the worm turn?

 

@Jimmy44 the only safe way is waving arms madly screaming aaaarrrrrgggggg until impact ;), it is said to lessen the blow as the air is already out of your lungs and thereby saving you from have the wind knocked out of you.

 

Cheers,

 

Edited to correct typo.

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The guy in the vid is CSIA L4. smile.gif
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The only time I usually fall is in the uphill-facing portion of a ballet spin. I never get to decide how I'm going to go down. Since one leg is usually crossed over in front of the other, it's never pretty anyway. Splat! Just like that. See how easy that is?

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