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Mastering Moguls

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Friday, 21 November 2008

Only a small percentage of skiers ski moguls well. Many advanced skiers can ski groomed pistes beautifully, but fall apart on the moguls. A skier who has mastered the art of moguls makes it look easy since the motion is fluid and seemingly effortless, however, this is definitely not the case.

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2008 )


Written by Dugald Morrow   
Thursday, 20 November 2008

Steeps require shorter, yet full turns to control your speed. This necessitates your full weight being removed from the skis so they can swing around to make the turn in the time and space available. This contrasts the carving turn where the weight is never fully removed from the skis and the shaped edges turn the ski in a long arc.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2008 )

Carving Turns

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Monday, 29 November 1999

Carving turns involve maximizing the time you spend on your edges with the effect of increasing control. Weight is applied to the edges of both uphill and downhill skis as this provides better balance which also results in more control. The turn is produced by the hourglass shape of your skis' edges.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 May 2008 )