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  • There's a lot of information out there about carving. These days you can buy carving skis,

  • carving gloves, carving underpants, we're going to clear up some of these misconceptions

  • and make it nice and easy to understand.

  • A pure carved turn is a turn where the ski is gripping and biting and the shape of the

  • ski is turning you, and this is the important bit - there is no skidding. The moment you

  • have skidding in your turn it is no longer a carved turn. Skidding is important in your

  • everyday skiing but we are going to focus just on the carving.

  • So while we're on the subject of carving, let's take a closer look at the ski. The ski

  • is thinner in the middle than it is at the top and the bottom. So you're creating, the

  • skis creating an hourglass shape. When I put that onto the edge, it's actually going to

  • start to bend, and that is what is going to take me round. It's not a new idea, skis have

  • had sidecut, which is what it's called, for over a hundred years.

  • If I put the ski onto the edge, you're going to notice that there's a gap here through

  • the middle of the ski. If I then put pressure and push through it, you can see the ski bending

  • and flexing and it's that that's going to take you round the corner.

  • I'm on the edge and the shape of the ski is making me turn. In this turn the skis are

  • skidding, creating resistance and it's not a carved turn.

There's a lot of information out there about carving. These days you can buy carving skis,

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Carving Ski Lesson

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    alex posted on 2016/03/09
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