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For racers, unintended lateral displacement can lead to a loss of speed. Sometimes you must lose speed to make the next gate. In most cases, given particular line, the fastest skier is the one with the least lateral ski displacement. The vLink™ racing computer precisely measures lateral displacement and gives you real-time feedback. Understanding what the vLink™ racing computer is telling you is the first step to using it to improve your technique. These training exercises help you connect the vLink™ feedback with your movements. In particular, lateral displacement of your skis.
To be most effective, perform the exercises in order and repeat each exercise until the feedback and how it relates to your movements becomes intuitive. Do each exercise on both the left and right side and adjust the sensitivity level to match your skill and the hardness of the snow.
Hardness of the snow is a factor in how much edge pressure can be applied before a ski slides laterally. The vLink™ racing computer "Level" setting (in the Config menu) allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the feedback. At level 5, the most sensitive, you hear a warning click for every 0.5 mm (0.02 inches) of lateral displacement. This level is intended for elite skiers on very hard snow. At level 4, each click indicates 25 mm (1 inch) displacement in any 1/8 second period, which is 0.2 m/s (0.5 mph). Each preceding level increases the threshold by an additional 25 mm per 1/8 second.