talk about our edges by using my edges better having a better feeling for my edges I'll be doing a lot better throughout the turn what is essential is that the rest of the body is doing the right thing I'm doing something wrong with my upper body I will have a hard time getting the skis to carve around the corner so the precondition is to have the fundamentals right then I can put the skis on the edge and the skis will not slide for cars how does it look like I have my feet hip wide apart I'm in the basic position and pretty much all I have to do then if I'm in the right position is to roll both of my knees to the inside of the turn that inside ski is leading a little bit remember we want to be facing a valley be careful that you're not just rolling your outside knee and ending up in an a-frame you want to have that inside ski inside knee staying away from it the lower legs should be as parallel as possible like this I can also use this leg but still I want to be angulated to have more pressure on my downhill leg outside ski all right let's do it let's have a look at the grills let's see how we can give you a better feeling for the edges first exercise we start out in our basic position and then all I want you to do is do a traverse and while you're traversing increase roll your knees a little bit more put the skis more on the edge and see what happens before you do that please have a look up the hill to make sure that no one is coming down we take the poles away again start out in our basic position make sure no one is coming traverse over the hill now all you have to do is go down touch your knees and push them to the inside of the turn you after doing this to both sides traverse and rolling the knees we start out in the polite hands in front of your body the coming inside ski comes forward a little bit and all I have to do is go down cut unities roll em again alright now we want to link some cars press we start out in the fold line our hands in front of our body move your inside key little more forward cartoony roboted mini come up and forward go down a little you

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Hi Klaus, 8 years ago I bought your DVD to learn carving. Now I’m about a new ski… What ski are you using in this video (brand and model)?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Бляя 12 лет прошло ( 2007 год )

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Buen trabajo chavalon

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Watching this, I just figured out my problem… I have an issue keeping my legs parallel, and end up with my inside leg not committing to the turn. I need to practice this…

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    At 4:29 almost lost balance
    I think he leaned back
    But anyways great great carving ,

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Ржал во весь голос!!!!!! 1.37 =Result)))) ✊

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    This is by far the best carving turn practice explanation. Thanks a lot.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Is someone else also just watching this because they miss skiing so much. And they live in a country without hills

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    great short turns. He's not promoting the ski leading he's trying to created parallel leg shafts which produces power, balance, and edge hold.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    hahaha the guy behind at 1:33. Great lesson!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Great intro to carving. Thank you Klaus!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    By pushing your inside ski forward, aren't you encouraging tip lead?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Thank you this was very helpful.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Thanks a lot for this! I finally understood how to carve after watching this 🙂 I improved a lot! Thank you Mr Mair 🙂

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Finalmente un video veramente serio su come imparare a condurre le curve… GRAZIEEE!!
    Una domanda, quali esercizi oltre a questo è possibile svolgere per assimilare bene la tecnica della conduzione?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    very clear language. but 240p is very low res…

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Thank you for the great carving lesson!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Excellent introduction to the art of carving. Beginner skiers having notched as few as 20 skiing days on their belt may (IMHO should!) attempt the 6 steps in the video, firstly by traversing an easy slope.  One may gradually reduce the initial angle and end up starting a traverse from the fall line even on blue runs within 10 skiing days. However, the Holy Grail of linking carved turns is quite another story. On (the easier) green slopes it might be possible thereafter.  A beginner will nevertheless have hard a time on something little steeper suffering from either inability to initiate the next turn or delayed turn entries with excessive speed on the fall line or leg splitting and stance degeneration to a dreadful A-frame (being even nastier on hard pack!). To link carving turns on blues (even on harder-end greens), for starters, a proper understanding of the Phantom Move is indispensable. Yet this video is the fastest way out there for a beginner to find out as soon as possible what modern shaped skis can do!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    @4:38 similarities to the Ligerty dominance today… high edge angle – perfect counterbalance on g-forces with hips mass… "old school" abridged?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Short skis for short radius turns. Nice pop out of the turns!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Great….Best ski carving video I have seen.  

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Hi Klaus,

    What type of ski did you used  demostrating this? Thank you. Milan

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    As a former instructor myself I applaud this Great Illustration.  If you are in proper balance, you should be able to ski on one leg at any time.  The lesson couldn't have been more perfect example when he lost the edge and never wavered.    

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Put a lid on it dude!!! great vid, watched this before I went on a skiing holiday for the second time, by the end of the first day I was doing some good carving!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    That wipeout in the back at 1:38

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    1:37 <—–Best moment

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    What a great video, very informative, can't wait to try and put this into practice., thank you.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Nice carving lesson… Being of the old generation, no helmet, and foot almost stuck together, I had to learn to  ski wider apart in order  to carve… but I wonder at the end (5:10 onward) if this still carving or simple good ol' sculll (godille in french).

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Nice but be aware that not all skis can carve like this. What you are on matters!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Really good video. thanks for taking the time to post this….

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Great ! This is an EXCELLENT way to teach carving. I will start tomorrow to teach my kid based on this tutorial.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    FANTASTIK!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    I have used several methods to teach carving and body postition or framing, I will be using this method starting today on my students. The hand raised on the inside of the turn is to level shoulders to the uphill side, this is framing, as is pushing on the knee to raise the outside edges. Excellent lesson!  

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Nice…..but those last shots, quick turns at that speed….whooo..that's not easy…think it's all in those thigh muscles

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    What was that at 4:29?   CLose call ha?

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