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Tacking Turning
An uphill turn connecting two uphill traverses, maintaining a diagonal rhythm, with a lesser variation of the kick turn.
1. The very rearmost section of a ski. 2) The entire rear section, from the back of the binding to the very end.
Unweightingof the tails of the skis, most easily performed on Alpine skis.
The moment when a ski jumper takes flight at the end of the inrun.
Team Jumping
A competition among teams of four jumpers on a large hill. Each skier takes two jumps and the team score is the total number of points from all eight jumps.
Telemark Position
With the skis parallel, one foot is pushed markedly in front of the other, so that fore and aft stability is enhanced, especially used over rough terrain.
Telemark Turning
A rhythmical linking of turns, using an alternating telemark position, with the forward ski being the outer ski of the turn (in a conventional telemarking sense!).
The rate of movements in a given technique.
Making a deliberate jump, either over a cornice, or bump.
Three Phase
Also known as single-arm resting, whilst diagonal striding, the skier rests one arm in front of the body, rather than planting the pole, in a rhythmical fashion, to conserve energy or to rest the back, or when the track makes a moderate curve to the left or right.
An American term allegedly invented by former Alpine skiers to refer to telemarking with three-pin Nordic Norm bindings.
Tilted Ski
A ski placed on its edge, as opposed to a flat ski.
Timing Clock
An electronic timing device that's automatically activated when the skier begins a run.
1. The very frontmost section of a ski, where it is tipped upward. 2) The entire front of the ski, from binding to top.
The smooth linking of one technique with another, most commonly referring to moving from diagonal stride to double pole and its variations.
Travelling directly across a slope, neither up nor down. See also uphill traversing and downhill traversing.
An aerodynamic position assumed in downhill skiing. The skier basically squats above the skis, with the arms brought in tight against the body.
Tuck Position
A low crouch of the upper body, generally used to decrease wind resistance when skiing at speed.
Tuck Skating
The Scandinavian's preferred term for free skating.
Two Phase
A common European term for diagonal stride.
Two Skating
Also known as asymmetrical V-skating, or V-1, or two-skate double-pole,or padling, or single time, this is skating off both feet (two skates -- but one at a time!) with a double-pole push off every other skate.
Two-Skate Double-Pole
See two skating.
Two-Stride Double-Pole
See double-stride double-pole.
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