One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A turn made by stemming with the upper ski and lifting the lower one parallel to it toward the end of the turn.
- ‘They are more graceful and faster than stem turns, or the other great ski maneuver - the Telemark.’
- ‘He ran the school for eight seasons thereafter, increasing the number of instructors teaching stem turns each season.’
- ‘In order to make good parallel turns you will need to learn to place both skis on their new edges simultaneously, not one after the other as in a stem turn.’
- ‘Unsurprisingly, you start the downhill stem turn by pushing your downhill ski into a stem.’
- ‘Skiers learn to use both skis independently, with step turns, stem turns, and one- or two-footed movements.’
stem turn/ˈstem ˌtərn/
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