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o-frame and float

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi, I've just read the closed thread ( http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=67069 ) mentioning one thing that I'm curious, the o-frame.

If I get it right, to do the o-frame release, while the most of the weight is on the stance leg in the end of the turn, we transfer it to the inside then tip the stance without lifting, is it correct ?

If I get it right, the floating moment happens in the release phase by retract the stance foot (while the weight has already transfered to the inside foot), is it correct ?

This makes me think that if we do the o-frame release, we will skip the float phase, however, if we float before tipping, the shape of legs is going to be D-frame instead. They are quite different technics for releasing to me.

I'm wondering if the O-frame release is only for drill ? Should we use it in real skiing ? If it is, which condition should we use o-frame release, which condition should we float before tipping ?
post #2 of 4
The O frame happens when you tip the inside ski aggressively while keeping the stance ski from fully engaging. I do this by simply keeping my stance foot relaxed, on wide skis this really is effective. Others need to actively keep the stance ski a little flatter than the inside ski. The O frame is a result of these actions, not something you should be necessarily seeking. It can be used as a drill if you have an issue with getting on your stance ski big toe edge before tipping the free ski to it's little toe edge ( that would be most skiers). But it will show up whenever a skier is really tipping the inside foot without carving.
I'm sorry, I don't understand your questions about the float, I think it's a language issue.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
MilesB, thanks for the definition . Sorry for the confusion. I, too, am confused by my own post. The float in my context is the moment when both skis stay flat on the slope. Now, to engage(tip) the new inside ski to create the next turn, I tested on the slope in some later days that I could do it after I brought both skis to flat, or I could do it by transfering my weight over my old inside leg then tip my stance leg right away without bringing them to flat. The shape of it is pretty much like a bow legged so I thought this is the o-frame that ppl were mentioning in other threads.
post #4 of 4
Ok, I see what you are getting at. You are correct that is what people mentioned in the other threads. The no float question is a great one, but I don't know the answer. There is another forum where you could get a definitive answer from the source himself (and he would LOVE that question!), but I think it's against the rules here to refer you to it by name.
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