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kick turn

Syllabification: kick turn

Definition of kick turn in English:

noun

Skiing
1A turn carried out while stationary by lifting first one and then the other ski through 180°.
Example sentences
  • Ski these bindings a little more conservatively than you would your alpine gear, and use good technique on the uphill so you won't torque out during kick-turns and such.
  • I do have some difficulty with uphill kickturns during backcountry skiing.
1.1(In skateboarding) a turn performed with the front wheels lifted off the ground.
Example sentences
  • I am dying to skate again; my knee is finally better and I want to practice kick-turns and learn to carve!
  • Skaters will learn the basics like safety, stance, board balance, pumping, fakies, kick-turns, and eventually dropping in.

Derivatives

kick-turn

1
verb
Example sentences
  • You'll start with long cruisers at 7,380-foot Ab-Ali, then graduate to kick-turning down the narrow chutes of 11,644-foot Dizin.
  • It is absolutely necessary that you are proficient at kick-turning, traversing, side-slipping and snow-plowing.
  • When he arrived at the trees he, too, stopped and kick-turned.

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