Originally Posted by Paul Jones
Let's just say, I should not be a technical writer.
What I mean is that bottoming-out is distressing and no fun. So skiers leave the turn early to avoid this problerm. To get the rebound, you need to stay in the turn.
Ahhh! now I understand
I think you can develop rebound anywhere in the turn from the fall line on around, but being able to control where you get the pop is important. I think skiers tend to get comfortable with a mono rythme and a movement pattern that works and just get stuck there. It is a laziness, a comfort zone, that needs to modify to change turn shapes. The D.I.R.T. acromym comes to mind. Duration, Intensity, Rythme, Timing?...
If the skier uses all his/her flexion before the skis have come across the hill it is very difficult to keep turning the feet. This is also how many skiers use the rebound or pop to get their COMs across the skis and ricochete back again. If they haven't come across the hill enough to control speed they find themselves accellerating as they link turns. I know I was quilty of this myself when I moved from the East Coast and a little, relatively flat, ski hill to Mammoth a big steep hill. I found myself continually picking up speed in my turns because I had an ingrained "little hill" rythme that tryed to get as much energy out of a turn as I could. Once skiing at a big hill like Mammoth I found I needed to change my DIRT and save something for finishing a turn farther across the fall line and absorb energy rather than try to create rebound.