Originally Posted by Jimski
Can someone help me with a few more terms and abbreviations? Most of these I've had to guess from the context of Forum discussions:
GS -- groomed slope?
MA -- posting a video of yourself skiing and then others critique it (master analysis? masochistic assessment?)
1. same as GS?
2. not necessarily groomed slope, but no trees?
3. your state of mind when you make an embarrassing fall just as a group of teen-age snowboarders sails by?
1. ungroomed slope?
2. slope with trees? (same as gladed slope?)
3. your state of mind when the snowboarders crash and burn right after laughing at you?
Rotating -- turning your skis not using the edges? (same as pivoting?)
Thanks for the help.
= Geant Slalom. One of the four main speed racing disciplines as sanctioned by FIS. The otrher three areDH
= Super G (Super Geant Slalom, a cross-breed between a DH and a GS)SL
Other disciplines are the Skier Cross (a tamed version of a Chinese Downhill ;-) ), Jumps, Freeride (or Big Mountain ?), Moguls (if I've left out any, as I'm sure, please add).MA
= Movement Analysis. Of course if it is being fdone here on the Internet it involves a video or at least a picture (or better a sequence of pictures) of the subjectPiste
= usually a groomed run (and with signs, indications, safety nets if need be etc). All obstacles are cleared out or, in case of a lone tree or such, padded to protect the tree from skiers impacting it.
Skiing in trees, in Eurpoe is considered:Off-piste
= anything that it is not groomed on a regular basis, that has no
protection and that is not cleared of obstacles (skiing in the woods)
The two above are word more common in Europe, where the concepts of in-bound and out-of- bound do not exist (yet I hope).
Basically the European "off-piste" term is the equivalent to the American "out-of-bound".
BTW when skiing off-piste, rescue is not
It would be better to discuss it into the Instruction forums or if you have a look at Bob's Encyclopaedia, but basically yes, rotational movement are those that make use of your feet "only" (while sitting at your desk make your feet points to move left-right while sliding on the floor holding the heels -and the legs above it - still, that's rotational)
Pivoting is rotating. But please have a look at the instruction forums for this, even better, ask the question in the ski training forums, better suited people will answer.