How is your Radius?

It’s time for a radius check.

If you are looking for speed and edge control from green to double black diamond slopes then start to focus on the radius of your turns.

Radius can be a forgotten element of our skiing and unless round turns are practiced they can’t be found when we need them the most.

Most of us feel like a skiing hero on groomed slopes making arcs and imagining winning world cup races but this falls apart as soon when we become intimidated by change in terrain, glades or inconsistent snow conditions. When skiers reach the outer edge of their comfort zone the arc and roundness of their turn’s will fall apart and with it goes performance.

There are five (5) key elements to linking turns that have the same radius

1) Dynamic body motion that creates compression and extension in the legs

2) Consistent pole plants