6.3 Flexion turn skidded
Perhaps you are asking yourself the question, why should I change the edge in a low position when it is so much easier to change the edge in a high position? This is because in some bumpy or tricky conditions it's needed to change the edge in a low position to have more stability. Flexing turns are more common known as "down unweighted turn".
A slope with a lot of bumps - down unweighted turns
Especially on a slope with a lot of bumps, beginners are inhibited from riding their own lines. You usually look where the hills are and try to ride between them somehow. With the down unweighted turn, however, you have the great advantage of being in an extremely stable position and can therefore face any bump.
During a down unweighted turn, you bend your knees before the turn and stretch out again dynamically after the edge change. On flat terrain, it is probably a matter of preference whether you like this riding style. In rough terrain, however, this riding style only has advantages. Changing the edge in a low position is also an important skill to have for lay-down carves.
Dynamics on the slopes
In everyday life, you will automatically do some down and up unweighted turns. In some situations you will have to stay low and sometimes it is a playful choice based on your own preferences. Remember the track should be your playground.
Ultimately, the combination of up und down unweighted turns allows you to ride your own lines.
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