Indeed.. People have been making round turns in deep pow for many many years...Nobis is not the first one on his fat skis. Give me a break.
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4/7/06 at 4:48pm
|I suppose my definition of a carved turn would be one in which the ski is deflected (bent) and travels along the arc that that deflection descibes with the tail following the tip.|
|A carving ski is tracking forward with very little sideways drift.|
EJL, this stuff can get a bit complicated. Let me give the KISS version a shot.
Generally, the forces of the turn load the ski such that pressure is carried both on a ski's base and sidewall. The proportions by which the turn forces load the base and sidewall is dependant on where the skiers Center of Mass is located. The more the skier angulates to remain in balance, the more the force line comes at the ski at an angle and loads the sidewall. The more he/she inclinates (full body lean), the more load goes to the base. Make sense?
I see here that you used the terms PRIMARY MOVEMENTS of the feet and legs and this is exactly not what I was referring too! I firmly believe that the movement of the hips across the skis, which is a frontal plane of movement, to be the primary act. As I mentioned, I would use a gross motor action to initiate my athletic movement and refine it with progressively more refined small motor movements.