Skidding your turns
Many advanced skiers can make effortless carved arcs on green and blue runs, but once they encounter more challenging terrain, they lapse into drifty, skidded turns, which waste energy and kill speed. Shaped skis are designed to skid as well as carve. If you're only going to skid, why spend all that money? Drifters think they need to actively turn the ski to change direction, but they haven't discovered that it's possible to let the ski turn them.
Get your feet out from under you
Click the slideshow below for the moves.DECEMBER 2004