Lesson Lexicon: Down Stem - Ski Mag

Lesson Lexicon: Down Stem

Need a moment? Control your speed and gather your composure with this easy move.
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Lesson Lexicon: Downstem

A down stem is a delay tactic of sorts. Push the tail of your downhill ski out slightly to create an immediate but brief skid. Use it like a brake check at any time, in any place, when you need an extra second to scout a roll, check your balance or set yourself up for a turn.

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