absetzen

English translation: move/shift your weight

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German term or phrase:absetzen
English translation:move/shift your weight
Entered by: aykon

14:41 Feb 10, 2021
German to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / luge
German term or phrase: absetzen
Interview with a luger

Ja, wir hatten dort ja wirklich dieses sehr, sehr schwierige Starteck, wo wir mehr oder weniger auf eine Wand am Start zugefahren sind und dann neunzig Grad um die Ecke mussten und das war sehr, sehr schwierig, den Schlitten dort an der Wand zu halten, dass der nicht abrutscht. Und deswegen lag bei mir und das war vielleicht auch in Grunde so ein bisschen der Fokus komplett auf dem Start, 100 % der Konzentration darauf, dass maximal nach rechts absetzen, also wirklich auf das, was gemacht werden muss, maximal nach rechts absetzen, dann maximal reinziehen, gucken, dass man den Druck auf den Schultern hat und dann wirklich an der Wand bleibt.
aykon
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:43
move/shift your weight
Explanation:


The descent is only possible if you stay in a sitting or supine position on the sled and keep your feet forward, but still the athletes stay as much as possible in a horizontal position, to seek maximum aerodynamicity and guide the sleigh along the track by moving their body weight to the right or left so as to engrave more on one blade than the other and acting with their feet on the curved part of the shoe that is flexible.

https://www.technogym.com/int/newsroom/luge-courage-and-high...
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Brent Sørensen
Germany
Local time: 14:43
Grading comment
Danke
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move/shift your weight


Explanation:


The descent is only possible if you stay in a sitting or supine position on the sled and keep your feet forward, but still the athletes stay as much as possible in a horizontal position, to seek maximum aerodynamicity and guide the sleigh along the track by moving their body weight to the right or left so as to engrave more on one blade than the other and acting with their feet on the curved part of the shoe that is flexible.

https://www.technogym.com/int/newsroom/luge-courage-and-high...

Brent Sørensen
Germany
Local time: 14:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Danke

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agree  Lancashireman: Just about to post the same wording
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agree  Kim Metzger
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