So, is there any weight on the new uphill/outside ski?
|Originally posted by WVSkier:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Finish a turn completely on your outside/downhill foot. Then start the next turn with only the same foot on the ground. Basically, it's a turn initiation on the outside edge of the new inside foot.
Interesting I've been doing these a long time and have drills built around them but never knew that what I was doing was called that.
ps, JohnH, boy am I psyched. I hope we get to ski together for fun on Monday. Weather looks like it will be sunny and in the 40's not bad.
I think it doesn't really matter if there is a little bit of weight on the uphill ski, or if it's off the ground. I don't think the definition gets into that much specific detail. My guess would be that as long as more than 50% is on the downhill ski, then it could be tecnically considered a WP turn. But it would be hard to see as a bystander if it was just barely more than 50%.
I was watching the last DH that OLN aired (the one from Kit. Norway), and there was one turn that I noticed a large majority of the racers ended up doing a WP turn on, just diving into the new turn on the inside foot, with the outside foot off the ground at the fall line (wicked banking right at the fall line). I had to wonder whether it was intentional or the set of the course just forced people into it. I found it odd that so many of the racers made the same move.
Definitely looking forward to Monday. Listen for your phone around noon. My plan is to be out of Windham around 6am
It seems logical, that if you were skiing on one foot, that every other turn would be a WP turn, eh? I don't think anoyone would disagree with that.
I think that most good skiers have done WP turns on many occasions, but just never knew what it was called. I certainly could make them many years before I knew what they were called.