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Pedal Turn on Steep Terrain ?

post #1 of 7
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Just watched The Edge of Never and one of the parts that really interested  me was when Plake and FanFan were telling, showing Kye how to make turns on very steep terrain without any hopping or coming off the snow.  I watch several times and still am not perfectly clear on what was happening.

I probably sort of do something like this but really wanted to check. In my prior thread it was explained that this is a pedal turn and a lot of referecnces were given.  Still..................

Can someone; start at the beginning and verbally explain the 180 degree turn, initiation thru conclusion.   Thanks
post #2 of 7
 this is a thread for the rusty to REALLY explain it.

Are you talking a pivot slip? or just a really tight turn on steep terrain?
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 this is a thread for the rusty to REALLY explain it.

Are you talking a pivot slip? or just a really tight turn on steep terrain?
 

Don't really know what they call the turn just thought it would be good to know.
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There is a turn I learned about the same time I learned the kick turn , because I skied alone most of the time and was afraid of getting stuck in over my head on something too steep . I'm really bad at describing tech stuff ,but basically it was step turn variation with the pedal movement . You reached down planted your pole ,pulled your down hill foot up stepping onto the uphill ski while projecting yourself out and as you turned across the falline you'd set your edges and stop, body facing downhill skis about 90degrees across the falline . You could just do one at a time almost like walking down stairs until you got to where you were comfortable and then you could just blend them together into a short-swing .
Sorry if this just sounds like babble , it's much easier to ski than to talk about skiing .
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www.epicski.com/wiki/pedaling-technique-in-skiing

I also am trying to learn this technique. You can only ~really practice it on actual steeps, which has a little fear factor to add to the learning :)  You have to commit to the rapid increase in speed and the length of drop is more than you think.  just trying to get comfortable with that is hard.
-mark
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www.epicski.com/wiki/pedaling-technique-in-skiing

I also am trying to learn this technique. You can only ~really practice it on actual steeps, which has a little fear factor to add to the learning :)  You have to commit to the rapid increase in speed and the length of drop is more than you think.  just trying to get comfortable with that is hard.
-mark

 

thanks, just got the book from Spinoza and the written explanation and video were great.   Now have to go practice this move.  Appreciate the help.   Pete
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Just watched The Edge of Never and one of the parts that really interested  me was when Plake and FanFan were telling, showing Kye how to make turns on very steep terrain without any hopping or coming off the snow.  I watch several times and still am not perfectly clear on what was happening.
 

It was Anselme teaching Kye.

To me, it looks more like kick start a motorcycle and the skis turn less than 180 degree in the air.
Edited by hellside - 3/31/10 at 5:49pm
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