When beginners overcome plow turns (a change of direction in which the skis are constantly in plow – convergent relation, in the so-called V position), they pass on to the mastering of the basic turn. In the basic turn, the skis are first in a parallel relation and then in the plow position (the V position of skis).
The basic turn_ represents the final phase of the old school of skiing and the introduction to the advanced ski school of parallel and carving turns.
When doing a basic turn, in the initial position, which is also the central transitional position, a skier is on the skis that are parallel and hip-width apart. A skier moves obliquely down a slope, simultaneously stretching and plowing, making a turn in a plow position. S/he transfers weight to the outside foot/ski and suppresses his/her knee inwards and forward. At the line of the greatest inclination, s/he impairs the plow position with the internal ski and the turn ends on parallel skis. It is important to carry out emphasized flexing and stretching in an optimal rhythm. The terrain used for practicing this turn should be moderately steep, wide and arranged. . .