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HOW YOU SKI, THE PLATFROM ANGLE, AND HOW TO CANT YOUR BOOTS Good skiers get down the hill through a constantly varying combination of slipping, slicing, skidding and carving. So, from a strong, neutral stance, they want to be able to easily either slip or hold. And for that to happen, the platform angle needs to be right about 90 degrees in that strong, neutral stance. It’s the purpose of boot canting to achieve just that. This explains why the standard methods


of measuring a skier for cants works (two are shown in figures 8 and 9). They adjust the boot, with shims under the soles or changing the lateral tilt of the cuff, so that a line from the middle of the knee to the middle of the boot sole is perpendicular to the sole. That means the ski will have a platform angle of 90 degrees when the knee is over the middle of the foot. These methods provide a good starting


point but shouldn’t be taken as absolute. Each skier’s build and skiing style play a part in determining the best setup, and the best canting for a serious skier usually involves some experimentation. A shortcoming of the standard cant assess-


ment methods is that they measure skiers while they are standing on a level surface, with legs equally flexed at the knee and hip, and with equal weight on both feet. The only time skiers are in this posture is when they’re going straight down the hill. When


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Mikaela Kirchgasser intentionally drifts the entry to this turn by expanding the skis’ platform angle beyond 90 degrees to make her skis slip sideways, then drops into the turn and makes them bite by reducing the angle to less than 90 degrees. She does this here primarily by adjusting her hip angulation.


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