Rotation Pub

Rotation is the opposite of Coiling, Counteraction and Separation and it means that one is allowing upper body to follow and turn (i.e. rotate) with the skis or even rotates the upper body more than the skis.

Note in the examples below that the skier's torso is pointing to where the skis are pointing, so there is no countering or counteraction (assuming the photos were taken past the apex):

It is indicative usually of a "park and ride" kind of skiing and it reduces balance and alignment on the outside ski. It generally is accompanied by a wide stance which is needed to compensate for the reduced outside ski engagement.

Also note the inside hand, which is dropped very low and back. Often focusing on preventing that, will help address the overall issue. It can be fixed with an intense focus on coiling.

Rotation will generally result in reducing the grip on the outside ski, with a strong tendency to wash out the tails of the skis towards the end of the turn.

Rotation - no counter
Rotation - no counter

As opposed to a strong counteracting and coiling - you can see that at the end of this turn, the hips and shoulders are NOT pointing across the slope as much as the skis are, so there is separation and counter:

More extreme coiling through transition in short turns
More extreme coiling through transition in short turns

Rotation is related to Square.



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By: Razie | 2015-08-13 .. 2020-01-29 | Tags: wiki , ineffective

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