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When carving, bend (deeply) at the knees

7.3 Flexion turn carved

With the flexion carved turn, also called down unweighted turn, we can snowboard more dynamically. This is ideal on bumpy slopes or in a situation where you want to turn very quickly. This technique is also required for laydown carves.

For this module you should already know.
7.1 Carved turns6.1.3 Release pressure
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7.3.1 Eurocarve

Making a carved down unweighted turn

The main advantage of the carved flexion turn is that you come out of the turn in a low position and can push yourself out of the turn very early on. You will also need this technique for the laydown carves. Basically, you start in a high position, then go into a low position before the edge change and then extend yourself again.

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When to use a down unweighted turn

You usually turn in a low position when the slope is a little uneven, when you can't judge the condition of the slope or on narrow paths. With the low position, you are very stable and can also turn very quickly. Ultimately, it's a play of different riding styles that you can use on the slope, combined with your own preferences.

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Other ways to carve more dynamically

If you have not yet looked at high carving edges, take a look at the following module 7.2 Extension turn carved

A low turn is a prerequisite for your first laydown carves. So if you have the flexion turn under control, it's best to continue with it right away 7.3.1 Eurocarve (FS / Duckstance)

Next steps

For this module you should already know.
7.1 Carved turns6.1.3 Release pressure
Already checked? Let's continue with.
7.3.1 Eurocarve

Check your skill

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

You can do a down unweighted frontside turn.
You can do a down unweighted backside turn.
You can push yourself out of the turn dynamically after the edge change.
You can use the technique to compensate for bumps on the slope.

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