so you want to work on speed control the best way to do that is through turn shape a common mistake most skiers make is they get a little anxious or impatient and their first reaction is to twist their feet makes the turn a little too sharp creates a z shape that's a tough way to control your speed and it tires you out trouble most skiers have is they get anxious and they twist their feet too fast creating a round C shape turn requires some patience it's not just your foot twisting in place but your foot actually moving through the arc of the turn with your ski that's what creates the round C shape turn that helps slow you down you can see if you twist your foot too fast it just stays in place and pivots that's a right-angle turn that's not a turn in skiing it's longer stretched out watch as you draw this arc in the snow with your ski boot that's the way your leg and foot work together to create a round C shape turn we're going to start with one turn watch as the foot moves through one arc in the snow it starts behind there's a guiding and the foot and the leg as your boot comes through the entire turn watches the boot move through the arc of the turn and the body comes over the foot flattening the ski preparing for the next turn another good exercise for turn shape is follow the leader whether you're out with a pro or an instructor or with your friend what's the chances to jump behind somebody following their path making that clean round turn following somebody's track allows you to focus on the track and not be worried about your movements and simply make the rounded turn that somebody makes in front of you watch here as the leader is very patient at the top of the turn and creates a smooth round arc for the skiers behind the follow so remember to control your speed create a solid platform be patient at the top of the turn and then allow yourself to steer and guide the skis throughout the turn start out on easier terrain once you feel comfortable ant it up a little bit and take it into some varied conditions so the next time you're your local ski area be safe have fun and go with the pro you

How to Execute the Perfect Ski Turn
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23 thoughts on “How to Execute the Perfect Ski Turn

  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Not anywhere near a perfect turn. PSIA tops out at advanced intermediate technique. Very late and weak weight transfer with lots of early steering results in a lot of skidding for about the first 70% of the turn forcing a lot of late pressure/checking. This technique won't hold up in ◆◆ terrain at high speeds and def won't be winning any races. The turns are "round" but not because they are using the physics of the skis well (which also produces a nice round turn) but because they are "manually" skidding through a rounded turn shape. This actually is nice skiing at a certain level but if you want to see what really great turns look like check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQlatm6yAzQ.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    A perfect turn is one taking the skier where they want to go, imperfect, where they want to avoid.
    Maybe not such a good execution but the idea is sound. He misses how when the ski turns the foot the ski arcs like he wants and when the foot turns the ski you get some form of Z turn (unless you're a WC racer executing a stivot)

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    He has absolutely No Clue how to teach someone how to ski! Not even close! The Ski turns your Foot, not the other way around! If You turned your ski, you might as well screw metal edges on a 2×4 and save some money on equipment.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    lol one of my firneds uses the exact same green/white skis as you

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    jocuri mași

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    that's how I usually do – sharp turns and go straight line 🙁

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    This is such a great explaination! Thanks Rob

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Although I agree with the right angle "unrealistic turn", I disagree with the second movement. At no point should our ski be extending so far out in front, or behind our body. This demonstrates improper balance and pressure. On another note, the audio was terrible on that video. How many layers was that lav buried under?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    aloha bibihahhhpppssdddssaappdssa

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    my fav channel agreed

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Interesting

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Holy shit, you guys are squids.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Karch/catch

     the edge and DON' T miss that edge..

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    yay. The psia dog and pony show

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    he is not realy good

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Z turns are often due to a late weight transfer to the new outside ski. The skier starts the turn on the wrong foot and then shifts abruptly at the fall line, lifting the old weighted ski and tranferring to the new "outside ski with usually a whole body rotation.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    the "c" is the common demo, but it is not enough. When Rob continues and adds the "S", it is much, MUCH better to show the concept of how the hip socket flows turn to turn….

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Really like that demonstration with the C (or S) in the snow – fab!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Great explanation…

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    The demonstration where the boot (on snow) draws the C shape is excellent. That says it all.

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