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Edge of Never - What was that Turn ?

post #1 of 9
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Just watched the Edge of Never, great movie - inspiring.

Question.  About 1/4 way in when Kye just got to Chamonix, FanFan and Plake were teaching Kye how to make a turn on real steep terrain.   It was Not a hop turn and I couldn't see exactly what they were teaching.  Anyone know this turn?  Head Plake say finish on the downhill ski but really didn't hear how to start etc.  
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
Too late to edit so adding.   Looks like they were stepping off the downhill ski and just turning around 180 degrees on the new ski, but not sure of this.
post #3 of 9
Cant remember the name, KYE does master it (in the book) but not in the movie.  The weight is all put on the uphill and that ski is ridden around a full 180 degrees. 

IIRC, Anselme is the guy who 'invented' the turn
http://www.sierradescents.com/books/reviews/baud/les-alpes-du-nord-a-skis.php

in this video, see the turn around 1:20 (note the downhill ski lifts first, putting all the weight on the uphill ski)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4940294562795340866#
post #4 of 9
Think you are speaking of the peddle turn, try this  http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/29920/what-s-a-pedal-turn
post #5 of 9
In the second link that looks like a "pedal-hop" turn.  When I type that into google it offers to complete it as "french pedal hop turn" so maybe Anselme did invent it.

Basically, you push off the uphill ski to initiate you turn in the air, so you spend (a lot) less time in the fall line picking up speed.  You don't have to do the whole 180 in the air -- if you go 90 in the air and land facing down hill, its relatively easy and quick to finish the turn as a carve on the new outside ski.

"Advance to the Steeps" (by Rob & Eric DesLaurier) has video demonstartions, and their book (Ski the Whole Mountain or something like that) has picture sequences.

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Cant remember the name, KYE does master it (in the book) but not in the movie.  The weight is all put on the uphill and that ski is ridden around a full 180 degrees. 

IIRC, Anselme is the guy who 'invented' the turn
http://www.sierradescents.com/books/reviews/baud/les-alpes-du-nord-a-skis.php

in this video, see the turn around 1:20 (note the downhill ski lifts first, putting all the weight on the uphill ski)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4940294562795340866#
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks.  Now I see it.  Already do this when needed just didn't want to miss something.
post #7 of 9
Pete, you using these on Wardens Peak?  How are things at Silver?
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Pete, you using these on Wardens Peak?  How are things at Silver?


Nope really not steep enough at Silver, maybe could use a few on Sunset but other than that Silver is not real steep.  Snows ok only, been a really poor off piste - powder year.  Mother nature getting even with us after the last 2 record years.   Hiked up to the cornice on Wardner last week and got a few descent turns but not much.  Was gooing to escape to BC but they have less snow than we do. Guess next year  is ringing real true about now.   Skiing Silver tommorrow with our reg. sunday group and Bonni is coming with us.
post #9 of 9
Oh I wish. 

Stuck over in W. WA, it is another family funeral this weekend. 

Have a great time Sunday.
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