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 Conventional Skiing Wisdoms (CSW's) 

by Bill Jones, Ski Instructor
Certified Professional Ski Instructor (Registration #110478), Level III
private ski lessons at Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, other areas

 CSW # 5: "Push your skis (some say 'cut' them)."
Water-skiers when snow-skiing speak of "cutting" their skis, meaning (I think) that they push them to the side with the legs, usually with most weight on the back of the skis. It's a method that works for them, but a snow ski that is pushed is likely to be moved out of its designed turn arc and end up skidding sidewise until it gets far enough out to be tipped at the angle that catches the edge. Carving, a much more efficient and versatile maneuver that is a great deal more fun is either compromised or made impossible by pushing. Tip the skis or turn them with the legs to get the skis into a position where they will do the work for you. Your legs will last longer.

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