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    Default skier's left

    Dear all,

    [ I wasn't quite sure if I would nail a straight air on skier's left, ]

    What is the meaning of "skier's left"?


    That was said by a skier who did a backflip but failed due to powder landing.


    I hope that anybody here has a bckground about skiing.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: skier's left

    Not a teacher

    It realates to the problems of teaching left and right when facing a class:

    The teacher's right is the studentīs left. (and vice versa)

    The same as loking up a mountain or a ski slope:

    The climber's right is the skier's left. (and vice versa)

    Then again in photography:

    Camera right is the subject's left. (and vice versa)

    I hope it helps.

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    Default Re: skier's left

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post
    Not a teacher

    It realates to the problems of teaching left and right when facing a class:

    The teacher's right is the studentīs left. (and vice versa)

    The same as loking up a mountain or a ski slope:

    The climber's right is the skier's left. (and vice versa)

    Then again in photography:

    Camera right is the subject's left. (and vice versa)

    I hope it helps.
    "Skier" here is a general word? Because the speaker is the skier himself. Whay he says "the skier"?

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    Default Re: skier's left

    To clarify it to the onlooker. Put yourself at the bottom of a ski slope watching the skier coming down. Your right is the skier's left. Like the director says "camera left" when the objective is to capture the subject's right.

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