O.K., I'm probably not spelling it correctly, but the thread about the Speiss turn reminded me about something else we used to do in the 60's or 70's. I believe it was called a gelundesprung. I'll try to describe it. It wasn't done while progressing down the hill, but rather when the skier stopped. At a pretty good speed, the skier "set the edges" while planting BOTH poles downhill. Then all at once the skier would lift the tails of the skis and turn 180 degrees around both poles and land going the opposite way across the hill. But it was a stop, not something you did over and over. Does anyone else remember that? Ott? You grew up in the Wedeln craze, didn't you? It was around that time.
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2/5/08 at 2:04pm