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
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 (-:
> What exactly is meant by "breaking at the waist" in slalom terms?
> Brad Brennan, R.Ph.
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