Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Steering a carving ski, without making the tails skid, can you do that?
I often wonder that, actually. to quote scripture: yes, but it does obviously depend on one's defining of steering... and does it actually steer the things? how do we measure that scientifically?
are you really guiding the skis or just making sure you're not unwinding? are you just coiling and creating counter? is that what's really enhancing the turning effect? if that's the action... where's the reaction? what if it's better to focus on bigger angles before pressure?
there's more to it than it seems... actually in the last great video of the three musketeers, Paul has a chat about it... about active femur rotation becoming an issue at high angles/low positions and focusing on "foot turning" is more important (with emphasis on not taking the ski off edge, of course)... it is a fairly vast subject
p.s. to the original question, I'm too lazy to go find the book and then find the thing, but if we're talking about the kind that shows in the tails and if my initials were RLM, I would likely define oversteering as a too zealous application of the thing in time. Meaning in the relation to the turn I was trying to make.
p.s. reading the actual thread, which is always less fun than just answering it, I see the book was found and it had a definition...
Edited by razie - 8/5/15 at 8:54pm