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Is there still such a thing as a split radius turn?

sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
edited July 2012 in Technique & Theory
I mean as an ideal or a current technique for the appropriate line lengths?

I watched the 1990 tape "Advanced Slalom Clinic" past the part that I normally do tonight, and though I am nowhere near the place of needing to think of it if it is still a current technique, I was curious after watching the discussion and demonstration. You could definitely see what Bob was doing at the very short long lengths, much easier that at 32 off where he said it first becomes relevant.

(As an aside, I was surprised how much of the advice given by Mr. Suyderhoud and Mr. LaPoint was still relevant. Especially for this 15 off guy working on stack and position. Kinda supports the good skiing is good skiing theory.)

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  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,605 Mega Baller
    I don't think so. It was really a result of a too harsh edge change
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,997 Administrator
    that is super old school but I do it when I screw up. Not a good idea

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    @Drago, thanks. Interesting. In other threads, the discussion has included thoughts about focusing on position and letting the edge change take care of itself once you have proper angle. I will have to find out more about current thought regarding edge change and not being overly harsh.

    @Horton. Thanks. Kinda like an abstem in alpine skiing. Not what you shoot for, but you can pull the old trick out of the bag to save your ass if you need to.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,997 Administrator
    edited July 2012
    @sunvalleylaw

    It is not really a trick => if you are narrow and not going to make it around the ball you can do a late split radius and be a little wider or apex a little later. Still not a good thing.

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    ok. got it. thx.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,605 Mega Baller
    Usually gets jeers from the dock.
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
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