Definition of parallel turn in English:

parallel turn


  • A turn with the skis kept parallel to each other.

    • ‘From the top of most chair lifts, there are long winding runs where intermediate skiers and adventurous beginners can master their parallel turns.’
    • ‘My first year on inlines didn't seem to improve my skiing, probably because I hadn't learned how to carve parallel turns on skates, although I'd been doing it for years on skis.’
    • ‘Anything steep found us making classic parallel turns with latched heels.’
    • ‘Before attempting the forwards powerslide, you first need to learn a few primer moves: parallel turns, spin transitions and backwards powerslides.’
    • ‘A series of short, linked parallel turns becomes slaloms, ideal for ski cross training.’


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