Add others if you like.
Steering? - Turning the skis with a well balanced blend of skills & movements to create the desired shape.
Guiding? - Using subtle physical movements to influence direction of the ski turn.
Pivoting? - Rotational/twisting movement of the feet & legs/femurs under pelvis, independant & isolated from the upper body to point the skis right & left. Very little direction change may occur.
Leg rotary? - similar to pivoting, but would be used more or less to influence the desired outcome in a steered turn.
Upper body rotation? - Twisting the upper body/head, shoulders, torso around the vertical axis in the intended direction to transmit turning power to the skis.
Hip Rotation? - Similar to UBR, but generated from the hips. Sometimes difficult to distinquish from UBR or FBR.
Full body rotation? - Similar to UBR. With FBR, some muscular tension is engaged through & between the upper & lower body to transmit turning power to the skis more directly.
Skidding? - Turning skis on low edge angles with skis slipping sideways. Directional control is rotary dominant.
Sliding? - The act of the skis moving forward down the slope.
Gliding? - Minimum friction created to reach the desired outcome in a ski turn.
Countering? - Where one part of the body moves to balance & offset the movement of another part.
Angulating? - Creating angles between body parts to regulate the amount of edge engagement the skis have to the snow (edge angle).
Those are my definitions. Some may agree with some of it, part of it, or none of it. If anyone else wants to play, just copy & paste from the list below.
Upper body rotation?
Full body rotation?
Edited by 4ster - 11/2/09 at 9:29am