parallel turn


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parallel turn

n
(Skiing) skiing a turn, executed by shifting one's weight, in which the skis stay parallel
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parallel turn

n (Ski) → Parallelschwung m

parallel turn

n (Skiing) → curva a sci uniti
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While turning technique is somewhat similar to a standard parallel turn, Telemark skiers initiate turns by leading with the outside ski, planting the outside pole downhill, and swiveling their hips to shift direction.
To which his class of approximately 35 - most of the second year of our all girls school - responded by standing in wide-eyed terror, praying that they weren't chosen to perform a parallel turn demo.
It also remained THE standard in skiing until development of modern alpine boots and bindings made possible the easier-to-execute parallel turn, in which both skis remain essentially side-by-side.
of Stirling) discusses the parallel turn to cultural modernity in Spain from 1850 on, particularly exploring an alternative modernity that is critically at odds with the canonical tradition of the French avant-garde and its legacy.
For mere mortals, though, there comes a point when your muscles tell you that you cannot make another parallel turn.
A fiberglass shell is mounted on two independently angulating skis on which a person can carve a downhill parallel turn by using arm-held outriggers.
Norheim is also credited with the parallel turn used by alpine skiers.
In just three days of learning to ski in the Portes de Soleil region, I had developed numerous and varied ways of stopping when snowplough or a parallel turn didn't do the trick.
With a grimace, I watched James jump into a smooth parallel turn and glide down to meet us in a matter of seconds.
Whether you are just a beginner needing lessons, a board meister or a parallel turn professional it's a great way to see new cultures, to show off your language skills, as well as being an adrenaline pumping activity.

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