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Looking for the (or a) Reverse Traverse Picture

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Someone posted a picture demonstrating what they called a "Reverse Traverse". The picture showed a skier with their skis on edge early enough in the top of a turn that their bases showed up the hill and topsheets showed down the hill (the reverse of a normal traverse).

I tried searching for the thread but couldn't find it. Anyone have a link or a copy of the picture?


Better yet, that picture was kinda grainy, if anyone has a better picture illustrating this, would they post it?

Thanx,

L2T
post #2 of 15
Patrick Staudacher (ITA) running Super-G at Kitzbuhel.



Scott McCartney at Wengen:



And, Hermann Maier:

post #3 of 15
One of my own:


(click on image for larger view)

Thanks,

JF
(analyze if you must)
A-frame, uphill lead, overloaded tip...
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanx, those are some pretty cool pix. The racing ones are positively scary; the angles are incredible. I think 4ster picture does give the best impression of the bases up the hill as it's a bit clearer where the camera is.

I don't suppose anyone as a female skier picture like this?

I want to show some pictures to one of my lesson groups that's all girls 7-13 so a female role model would be cool.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Some I found myself--






post #6 of 15
There was an article in Ski Racing early season, that had a montage of a female racer gettin "upside down". I must've thrown it away, but It was a Ron LeMaster photo. I think the skier may have been Nicole Hosp.
Thanks,
JF
post #7 of 15
BTW, that kid in the dirt is cool!
JF
post #8 of 15
The dirt/grass photo is $$$
post #9 of 15
That dirt looks like carpet.
post #10 of 15
Here's a shot of Bode today at Val d'sere FRA in DH training. Note he is 'upside down.'

The prior seven pictures submitted in this thread don't depict 'reverse traverse', which takes place prior to fall line entry - they only show edge angle at or after the fall line.

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by whygimf View Post
Here's a shot of Bode today at Val d'sere FRA in DH training. Note he is 'upside down.'

The prior seven pictures submitted in this thread don't depict 'reverse traverse', which takes place prior to fall line entry - they only show edge angle at or after the fall line.

Thats a pretty sweet picture.
post #12 of 15


Good PMTS skiers do this on almost every turn. Mediocre PMTS skiers (me) do it occasionally. Here is one of those occasions.
post #13 of 15
Manuela Moelgg


Eva-Maria Brem


I like the term upside-down skiing rather than reverse traverse. The photo of Brem is great showing how hard she's pressuring the fronts of her skis to tighten that turn. (If anyone thinks these racers are steering their skis, someone tell me exactly how it can be done from a position like this.)
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by MilesB View Post
<A href="http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/36932/2005888080060532553S500x500Q85.jpg" target=_blank>Good PMTS skiers do this on almost every turn. Mediocre PMTS skiers (me) do it occasionally.
I think it's safe to say that good skiers, regardless of what system they were trained under, make the "reverse traverse" or "upside down" move on almost every turn they make.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
I think it's safe to say that good skiers, regardless of what system they were trained under, make the "reverse traverse" or "upside down" move on almost every turn they make.

I would say that depends on your criteria of a "good skier."
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