Originally Posted by shipps
For the purposes of this forum the term carving may be an inadequate word, but for the ski-world-at-large I feel it provides the best frame of reference that most people can understand. Generally speaking, recreational skiers relate to carving as trying to get the ski on edge and don’t worry so much about creating the perfect arc. For that reason, we use the term carve to move skiers off a flat ski and get them to load energy into the ski for creating rebound, when skiing moguls. The ultimate goal is to ski real moguls on expert runs, while going fast and in control, without slamming and banging.Our definition of carving lands between the flat-ski practitioners and the purist arc-makers. ENJOY THE VIDEOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scLlZ5E-zCQ
Sipps, very nice skiing indeed
. Looks like SVMM, if thats what it is in the video, kicks butt out in the mogul field. Smooth but ripping at the same time.
Its far from carving though but if you define carving as skiing on an edged ski then you could offcourse call it carving. However, carving is not skiing on an edged ski, its skiing "along" an edged skis edge. The ski doesent have to be on a radical edge eather. After a transition the ski starts to run along its edges and the angle is close to cero, still it rr-tracks. The reason a ski is pritty much flat if you ski moguls or just short turns on a groomer is that if you stay very close to the fall line skiing the fast line slow your skis sit underneath you most of the time at a low angle. Especially if you stand tall. If you stay very low you are able to create some edge angles that are higher. That is what I see in the video. Great skiing, remember to add words like brushed/skidded/drifted/pivoted/feathered/oversteared/tailwash/scarved to the word carving if you are not sure everyone is using the same kind of definition. Allways when Im in dought I write carved (arched).