and the tail, with the middle of the ski not in contact with the surface. Hairpin - Two closed gates set in succession and vertical to each other which forces the skier to make two rapid turns, exit travelling in same direction across the slope as entry Verticale aka flush - Three or more closed gates resulting in 3 rapid. Initiation - TBD inside edge - The big toe side of either ski. Shadows and glints are very prominent, making for high contrast but distorted perception shapes. The body faces down the hill, while the skis point across the hill. To learn all about this type of skiing have a look at our unique Telemark Sessions. Those who are stoked all of the time know this; being stoked is the epitome of all being. Integrated Binding : A binding system provided with skis that are designed to work specifically with that ski. The next stage in this type of turn would be to get the skis fully parallel at the Transition and make Stem Christy Turns.
Power Strap : The Velcro strap at the top end of a ski boot used to make sure that the top of the boot gives a snug fit connecting to the calf and shin. For example when you splay your foot outwards you are abducting. Railing - An exercise in which the skier tips both skis on to their edges and the turn is made by letting the Side Cut of the skis dictate the turn radius. Initially competition was composed of mogul skiing and aerial acrobatics performed after skiing off jumps. Delamination : The separation of a laminate along the plane of its layers. Avalanche Where an unstable layer of natural snow breaks away and travels down a slope.
Ski terrain located outside the boundaries of a ski resort. With both skis pointing across the Fall Line and the edges engaged, the Edge Angle is reduced by tipping the edges downwards. Cross-country Skiing : A superb workout and part of the Nordic Skiing family, cross-country-skiing uses narrow skis and bindings where the heel releases.