So I had an interesting experience skiing today, and I want to learn more about it. I hope I can explain this well enough to make sense. Here's a try. Before today, in order to initiate a non-carved turn, I normally straighten my legs just before crossover. I don't straighten them all the way, but I definitely unbend the knees somewhat, and then bend them more towards the middle of the turn. Today, I did the opposite. I bent my knees at the end of the turn, bent them even lower during crossover (or is this a crossunder?), and then gradually extended my legs towards the middle part of the turn. The feeling I got during the transition was of my knees getting pushed up towards my chest. It was very easy to initiate a turn, and my short radius turns were much more fluid than before. Any thoughts on what's going on here?
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4/5/05 at 3:52pm