Inside Leg Extension


ILE - Inside Leg Extension

ILE is an acronym  for Inside leg Extension,  ILE is a type of turn transition.  It's done by pushing down gently on your inside foot at the end of a turn, which transfers pressure to that foot.  That pressure transfer causes a temporary state of imbalance, which allows gravity and centrifugal force to tip the skier off edge and into the new turn.  It's an efficient way to transition, because it employs the existing turn forces to do the work of moving the center of mass across the skis and into the new turn.  it provides a solid connection with the snow, all the way through the transition, and produces a fore balanced stance immediately at the start of the turn.