Ski carving is a style done by skiers to avoid sliding during the activity. The skier moves the ski to the edges that cuts sharply in to the snow thus avoiding slipperiness and continue moving in a linear direction. Most skiers prefer to race down a mountain because they use less energy and ensures their speed is intact. Ski carving technique is mastered by few skiers unlike the parallel technique.
A carved ski that is properly executed by the skier should use less effort, more stability and control. To master the ski carving technique, the following should be put into consideration:
To initiate a carve; the knees should be rolled over towards one side to ensure the edges of the ski digs down into the snow. This will direct the ski across the slope and prevent skiers from sliding.
When carving, the position of the skier matters. He should ensure that his weight is returned to the center of the outer ski. In addition, the body should be maintained at an upright posture compared to legs. This adds more pressure on the edges thus, digs deeper.
The conditions should be right with the appropriate equipment. For instance, the status of the snow should be soft to enable edges from cutting into it.
Any skier who fails to master the ski carving technique should not be worried. There is a ski simulator that can help you train and master the technique well. Anyone can learn and be a perfect carve skier.