we're with snowboards silver medalist even Gama rainy in school Switzerland investigating the balance speed and technique required for slalom you only have one edge on the snowboard to be able to carve down slushy icy slopes whatever you have to have a very good and very precise technique to me the perfect curve is when you are able to turn but you're not losing speed you're actually gaining speed whatever you are doing with the board you should always stay in centre of the board that's I think the most important point it's also how you initiate a turn if you want to initiate the turn then you have to come a little bit forward that means that you put your weight a little bit more in front so it's a movement back forward and the next thing what is the board is when you work with your legs for example your starts to put the edge of the board with your legs and with a little bit with your heap on the edge and the upper body goes always in the opposite direction when we talk about front sight we can very easily use our knees so the knees help me to be more upright with my upper body but when I do a backside obviously I cannot bend my knees this way so I need my hips and this changes all the technique if you do perfect turns then the middle where you change from one edge to the other it's like flying unlike snowboarding's freestyle alternative stance and body position on the board in slalom racing is designed for speed and power here gal Marini demonstrates the best free carving practices with onboard commentary the upper body is always more upright also when it's steep keep the upper body high not too much pressure on your front foot and now let feel the turns nice down hips down knees down knees please yeah stay in the middle of your snowboard along with good technique comes angulation the degree of snowboards edge cuts the snow at it plays a critical role in creating the speed in and out of corners and is vital for finding the racing line the angulation gives you the possibility to make the turn closer or to open the term so if you have more angulation then you have more pressure on the edge that means that the board starts at very short and closed turn if you have less then you go more straight so with the angulation you start or you can influence your turns if they are short ones or wider ones it also depends on the steepness of the slope if it's very steep you want to do short turns so you don't get too fast and you cannot control it anymore if you want to do wider turns or smaller turns they need two pens I like the rounder line so I'm able to to push every turn and gain speed or you can also go the straighter line then maybe you don't push as much but you do maybe the shortest line from top to bottom in a parallel slalom race athletes are head to head over to timed runs the winner has the quickest combined total Gao marina gives us insight into carving during a race scenario always looking ahead trying to be precise but quick first gates are easy easy straight is it now keep my body up off the court hard turn our turn finish early making speed speed now yes oh yeah that was all right not bad I've lost several races with less than five hundredths of a second difference and when you lose that close you're not taking any chances next time equipment must be hundred percent perfect every turn needs to be perfect it starts with waxing edge tuning you decide between one degree or two degrees or three degrees and then every turn you know you can if you think back gaining one or two hundredths of a second you think it's easy but to do it that's the other thing

Nevin Galmarini's guide to Snowboard Slalom | Gillette World Sport
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8 thoughts on “Nevin Galmarini's guide to Snowboard Slalom | Gillette World Sport

  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    Does anyone what type of bindings those are and where to get them?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    This guy is insecure about skiing lmao

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    hey, this is toxic masculinity, right? the coach looks too manly, and the riders legs are too much apart! oh UN please help us, this snowboarder is MANSPREADING!!!!!!!! he actually said "front foot"! is that a reference to his penis? this is harassment!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    Thank for the video. However the commentator got the coach advice wrong. The angulation is NOT the angle between the board and the snow, but between the lower and upper body of the rider.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    Nice video 👍🏂Why do you wear ski boots instead of snowboard boots ?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    puissance et technique. très beau

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    nice Video for Raceboard-Students to see how a pro drives, but not so sure about the gaining speed thru corners-thing unless you have a jetpack on 😉

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    great video, thanks to gillette

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