Radius Of A Turn

Radius of a turn refers refers to the size of a turn.  If a turn were to be continued through a full circle, the radius of that turn would be equal to the radius of the circle it produced.

Radius of a ski refers to the measurement of the sidecut of a ski.  The curvature of a ski created by the difference between the skis width at it center, and its width at its tips and tails, represents its side cut.  If that curvature were extended into a full circle, the radius of that circle would be the radius of the ski.  Skis with a smaller radius will carve a sharper turn.

The larger the radius the larger the turn