The Touch by Terry Schmidbauer
The Touch, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Terje Haakonsen in the second turn. This man has the touch as he rides the icy banked salmon course for his sixth win. I followed Terje down the course as he just glided thru the turns. You couldn’t even tell the course was icy the way he rode it. The crowded let loose a huge cheer as he came out of this turn because they knew they just saw something special. This was the best snowboarder in the world on an epic run at the Legendary Banked Slalom.
The gesture of this photo reminds me of a speed skater turn. The light touch of the hand on the ice and the open chest to the turn gives this pose a classic snowboard look.

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