...now we are finally skiing again....
Originally Posted by SoftSnowGuy
I didn't know terrain unweighting was any different from down-unweighting. Maybe because it is less intentional???
I have given this some serious thaught and came to the solution that there is no "down"-unweighing. Well, actually there is but its really "up"-unweighting. The same as "terrain"-unweighting really is also just UU. The reason for this is that what unweightis your skis in UU is when your limbs are extended to maximum and as they stop extending your still upward moving mass lifts you up a bit before the up-moovement has braked to cero and you fall back down again. To properly DU, according to popular ski terminology, you would have to stand tall and flex. Try it right here in front of the computer. Try to pivot 90deg to one side. It is not possible by DU. If you UU it is really easy, its like jumping. So, what is a DU then... yes, its the exact same jumping move but insted of jumping up you keep that movement below your waist and unweight from there. Same applies to TU. You use a bump or a pile of snow to unweight. I use a technique I call a pre-turn techique where I make a small jabb in the snow and DU with my leggs. If linked, they could be called fish hook turns.
therusty, the answere is yes, and thanks for a good topic