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He's heavy into PMTS......I think....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InqI87Ysp_0
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Pivoting
Knee angulation
Anticipated inclination
Diverging steps

AHHHHH,,, THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!
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It was an interesting time. Tomba was redefining the way to ski fast. While the rest were still moving their CM's up and forward with their skis through the transition, he was staying low and moving down the hill and across his skis. He still needed to knee angulate, and throw in a bit of a divergent step, because of the nature of the sticks he was riding,,, but the new level of anticipated inclination he introduced helped set him apart.
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Gimme Stenmark
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Diverging steps
Can you elaborate on this technique.
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Can you elaborate on this technique.
Sure Max. A skating type step executed at the end of a turn. A means of compensating for the sidecut limitations. They couldn't carve the entire turn, so a pivot at the start of the turn and/or a diverging skating step at the end of the turn was used, with a carve in between.

Stenmark was the dominant force on the WC before Tomba, and he made a career out of the diverging step, in both GS and SL. As evidenced by the video BigE linked, it was still pervasively used in 88.
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Sure Max. A skating type step executed at the end of a turn. A means of compensating for the sidecut limitations. They couldn't carve the entire turn, so a pivot at the start of the turn and/or a diverging skating step at the end of the turn was used, with a carve in between.

Stenmark was the dominant force on the WC before Tomba, and he made a career out of the diverging step, in both GS and SL. As evidenced by the video BigE linked, it was still pervasively used in 88.
Thanks for the explanation. This was all before I got into skiing.
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Nice link, BigE!

Lots of lifting and tipping in those turns, eh? Of course, Rick hit on the essential elements, but by observation you can see sources for a lot of the movements that we discuss here.
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