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A Perfect Turn Is All About Balance

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In the Art of the Turn 3 from Salomon TV, premier skiers Davide Simoncelli, Marielle Berger Sabbatel, and Bastien Midol take to the slopes of British Columbia’s Kimberley Alpine Resort to search for the perfect groomer turn.

Video Transcript

DAVIDE SIMONCELLI: My perfect ski day is with perfect groomed slope first in the morning. When you have all the slope for yourself, you feel this sensation to be free to do what you want. 

MARIELLE BERGER-SABBATEL: I think the perfect turn is when you have perfect balance at the beginning of the turn, and at the end you feel that you took the power, and it gave you some speed. 

DAVIDE SIMONCELLI: Speed is relative. You can prove the same feeling if you are a world cup skier or a little child that started yesterday skiing. 

MARIELLE BERGER-SABBATEL: Bastien won the Crystal Globe this winter in Skicross. 

DAVIDE SIMONCELLI: Is very athletic, very powerful, very dynamic. Marielle, because she is very clean, and she's very natural, it seems that she doesn't use power. 

MARIELLE BERGER-SABBATEL: Davide won the World Cups in Giant Slalom. 


DAVIDE SIMONCELLI: To have a perfect turn, we have to stay all the turn on the outside skis. When you have to lean a lot, and it's now getting closer and closer, you feel this dynamic. 

When you are smooth and you have the right rhythm, you are faster than when you are fighting the snow, fighting the slope, and use a lot of power for nothing. 

MARIELLE BERGER-SABBATEL: I'm a racer, but I also like to ski and to free ski with my friends. It's difficult to have a lot of perfect turns. But the thing is to try every time. 

DAVIDE SIMONCELLI: The skis are a powerful tool. And when you manage this powerful tool, you think to be the king of the world. 


British Columbia