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Change the edge in a high position.

6.2 Extension turn skidded

Until now, we have always had a relatively rigid position when snowboarding. Now the aim is to learn a new way of turning with the help of dynamic use of the knees in order to be able to ride more actively.  These are also called "up unweighted turns".

For this module you should already know.
4.1 Standard turn skidded6.1.3 Release pressure
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6.3 Flexion turn skidded

Up unweighted turns for steep terrain

Particularly on steeper terrain, you sometimes have the feeling that you are totally at the mercy of your snowboard when making a skidded turn. Initiating the turn is then usually only possible with a jerky movement. We can simplify changing the edge in steeper terrain by dynamically releasing the pressure with a stretching movement.

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If we ride rather low in the traverse and stretch out before the turn, we can reduce the load on the snowboard, which makes changing the edge easier. Another advantage is that dynamic flexing during the turn allows us to brake very precisely, which can give us great confidence.

Thought support when riding

In terms of the overall feeling, you can imagine changing the edge in a high position as if you were on a swing. By stretching out, we reduce the load on the snowboard and are as light as a feather when edging over. As with a jump, we flex our knees during the turn to absorb the energy.

Another way for unweighted turns.

If you have not yet looked at how to flex low, take a look at the following module 6.3 Flexion turn skidded Otherwise you can start carving Carving modules

Next steps

For this module you should already know.
4.1 Standard turn skidded6.1.3 Release pressure
Already checked? Let's continue with.
6.3 Flexion turn skidded

Check your skill

Following skills are required to be ready for the next module.

You can change the edge in a high position during a skidded frontside turn.
You can change the edge in a high position during a skidded backside turn.
You can feel that you are releasing the pressure on the snowboard by changing the edge in a high position.
You can use up unweighted turns dynamically adapted to the slope.

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