Breaking at the waist

Breaking at the waist

Post by Brad » Thu, 16 Mar 2000 04:00:00


What exactly is meant by "breaking at the waist" in slalom terms?

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Breaking at the waist

Post by Tom Rut » Thu, 16 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>What exactly is meant by "breaking at the waist" in slalom terms?

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Breaking at the waist

Post by The Moosema » Thu, 16 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Generally it refers to what happens after you crank
a turn too hard.

The above is in reply to Brad's post on 3/15/00 12:43 PM:

Quote:
> What exactly is meant by "breaking at the waist" in slalom terms?

> --
> Brad Brennan, R.Ph.

> ______//_
> (                 )
> \              /
> [dentonrx]


 
 
 

Breaking at the waist

Post by Reg » Thu, 16 Mar 2000 04:00:00

It is (usually) a fear induced sudden bending forward at the waist,
it is a coach (or critic) observable symptom.
It is probably caused by a sense that the skier is about to lose their
balance.
You may hear it in conjuction with  "wake fear", not the same thing,
although wake fear can often be the cause of  "breaking at the waist".
It is a flaw, it costs time and distance down the course  - -  I'm told,

but of course  *_I_*  don't do it  (-:

\R

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> What exactly is meant by "breaking at the waist" in slalom terms?

> --
> Brad Brennan, R.Ph.

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>   \              /
>   [dentonrx]