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Step Turn [Video]

The 3 videos below show step turning on different terrain and from different angles. The first video shows how to make a tight turn on the flats, and the second 2 videos show step turning on a downhill, first from a side angle, then from behind. Kai demonstrates step turning with and without a kickback in the middle video.

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“Hockey Stop” [Video]

Practicing your hockey stop is a great drill for learning to be more comfortable on the edges of your skis. This is important in skate skiing and helps with step turning as well. You’ll probably have one bad or weak side. Force yourself to practice at least twice as often on that side.

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