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Ski redirection

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A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the women's GS from Bormio. What was interesting was the way that they would ski straight at the gate, then redirect (twist) the skis before they set the edges, sometimes using UPPER BODY ROTATION to start the turn. And it wasn't just one or two, they all did it, in just about the same spots. It seemed like the fastest racers were simply more skilled in carving immediately after setting the edges. I'm used to seeing this redirection in slalom, but is this now common in GS also?
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redirection is something that has been going on for a couple of years now. von gruddigan (spelling) was someone that used it very effectivly. I have couple of sons that race and have been working on tech for awhile.it also is some controversy about tech.
the tech is used when the gates are very close together or across the hill on a steep section. going 40 45 mph on a fully loaded ski you will never make the next gate. so what they do is release and slide or float past the gate and when gravity will take them to next gate they reingage edges
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