Counter Rotation


COUNTER Rotation

This refers to a way of aggressively pushing or pivoting the start of a turn.  The upper body is twisted away from the turn, to provide leverage to power an equal and opposite twisting the skis into the turn.  It's a labor intensive means of turning the skis, that's often seen being used by skiers with a limited skill base.  While it does have situational use, even for the expert skier, there are more movement and energy efficient ways to push and pivot the skis.