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   "SKIING IS A SLIDING SPORT":
 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, Arapahoe Basin, other areas

 CSW # 6: "Up- unweight before turns."

Several years ago--before shaped, softer skis--when skis were harder to turn, we did a little rise at the turn initiation. If we timed it correctly, we and our skis became lighter and easier to pivot underfoot into the new turn. If you still ski on conventional skis, you may still wish to do this. On shaped skis, the rise is often useful, too, but it is timed more progressively so that your body maintains its weight on the skis, to better keep them tracking in the arc they are designed to produce. And it is usually much more subtle, giving a very fluid sensation to our skis, for we are using them to create our turns.

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prior CSW #5: "Push your skis (some say `cut' them)"
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