A short, great video from ski company Rossignol on Giant Slalom(GS) racing and racing technique. Giant Slalom is the skiing event that splits the difference between the jarring, quick-turn discipline of slalom (be precise and be super-quick or you’re out) and the power-through-the-danger style of the downhill.
Giant Slalom racing is a more fluid discipline, combing smooth turning technique with the ability to carry speed into and, importantly out of, a turn (remember—just as in car racing, it’s not the speed you enter the turn that’s most important, it’s the exit speed).
To get you in the mood and provide some background information, enjoy this short video. We thank Rossignol for backing this type of video production. And remember: to be fast, you first must be precise. Get confidence in your technique and roll in speed as you gain increased confidence and control.
The Fine Print: Embed courtesy of our friends at YouTube, who have an amazing collection of skiing and other videos available for your enjoyment. Thanks, guys, for sharing. This post is number 947 for this site.