“When you ski, your knees and shins should move back and forth rhythmically like a swinging pendulum. Just like you did with TALL and SMALL, you’ll need to open and close the ankle, knee, and hip joint to make this happen. The ankle opens for the top half of the turn. Tick! The ankle closes for the bottom half. Tock!⁠
Make your movements as smooth as possible and, like the pendulum, keep moving. It’s easy to get stuck and lose rhythm if the tic-tock stops. For the long turns make a long Tiiiicccckkk and a long Toooocccckkk. Short turns will sound much faster, tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock. Be careful not to hypnotize yourself with your rockin’ steady rhythm.”⁠

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“The TALL and SMALL technique helps you deal with bumpy terrain too. If you ski with your body all frozen up, then bumps and dips will throw you for a loop. Use tall and small movements to absorb the bumps as if your body is a shock absorber. Try skiing over a whoop-de-doo: squash small over the top, and extend tall in the valleys. Bumps and roly-polies can feel nice and smooth.”⁠

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“Get TALL to start your turns. Standing up tall over the middle of the ski opens all the joints (ankles, knees, hips), and removes the pressure from the front and side of the boot. This will release your ski’s edges from the snow and allow the ski to flatten and begin to turn downhill. Keep getting tall until you are in the go line and then get SMALL to shape the rounded end of the turn. Getting SMALL means bending at your ankles, knees, and hips so that you can guide the ski with finesse into the slow line to finish the turn.”⁠

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“You gotta keep your weight on that downhill ski when turning. One way to get your weight on your downhill ski is to imagine having one heavy elephant foot downhill and a skinny little featherweight bird leg for the uphill ski. These will switch back and forth as you change to the next turn.”⁠

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