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Old 01-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post " Teach Yourself to Ski Crossunder "

Expert higher speed crossunder turns strongly resemble motorcycle racing turns. The latter are initiated by a natural phenomenon commonly referred to as " countersteering ", wherby a turn is initiated by a small momentary turn of the front wheel in the opposite [counter] direction. Simply stated to turn right you would steer the front wheel to yhe left. The motorcycle will automatically lean and turn to yhe right and the wheels will crossunder the motorcycle's center of mass [CM].The comparable movement in a crossunder turn would be to momentarily push the skis diagonally uphill from the traverse. Simply stated, to turn right you would push the skis a few inches to yhe left.The legs will automatically rotate to the right in the hip sockets and crossunder the body's CM while the hips and upper body reamain quiet.The entire article of 17 pages is published online. It will explain simple and effective lessons for skiers to learn to make crossunder turns. They tell you what to do,where to do it, what to expect, and if you are doing it!

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