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kick turn

noun

, Skiing.
  1. a turn from a stationary position in which a skier lifts one ski to a point where the heel is nearly at right angles to the snow, then faces the ski outward, sets it down in the direction to be turned, and swings the other ski around so that both skis are parallel.


kick turn

noun

  1. skiing a standing turn performed by swivelling each ski separately through 180°


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kick turn1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Example Sentences

The same points are to be noticed as when using a jump in the place of a kick-turn.

The usual procedure is to make what is known as a kick-turn.

There is another very convenient modification of the kick-turn which can be performed without coming to a standstill at all.

Another way of making the kick-turn is to go backwards through the whole process first described.

In a downhill kick-turn the skis have more room to move freely, but the balance is much less steady than if one faces the hill.

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