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Why can't I get bigger edge angles skiing?
OCT 2020 / by Tom Gellie
There is a point in carving turns where it feels more difficult or scary to achieve greater edge angles. For simplifying this post am roughly saying beyond where your your boots are tilted about 45 degrees to the slope. Perhaps you've noticed in video of you "ripping" down the groomers and feeling like you're just inches from the ground you see it's actually much further away. You're barely tipped over at all. Why is this? Is it a matter of fear? Is it a lack of strength? What other factors could be at play? I'd like to share one insight around this particular frustration point in getting your skis tipped over further.
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