How is this skiing technique called?

loose foot
knee ride
telemark
snow walk
Telemark is a form of downhill skiing using bindings where the boot is attached only at the toe (similar to those of Cross-­coun­try skiing). It came to the at­ten­tion of the Nor­we­gian public in 1868, when Sondre Norheim took part in a ski jumping com­pe­ti­tion. Norheim's tech­nique of fluid turns soon dom­i­nat­ed skiing. Starting in the 1910s, newer tech­niques based on the stem grad­u­al­ly replaced Telemark in the Alpine coun­tries, as easier to master and more suitable for steep slopes.

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loose foot
knee ride
telemark
snow walk
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
4%
0%
85%
9%
21
flagFinland
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83%
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18
flagSwitzerland
11%
5%
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0%
17
flagNorway
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22%
71%
5%
35
flagSpain
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28%
64%
7%
14
flagthe Netherlands
11%
17%
57%
14%
35
flagFrance
6%
27%
54%
12%
33
flagAustria
20%
20%
53%
6%
15
flagItaly
29%
11%
55%
3%
27
flagBelgium
10%
30%
50%
10%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
28%
48%
10%
208
flagthe United States
19%
21%
44%
15%
125
flagGermany
10%
37%
40%
11%
98
flagPoland
13%
36%
37%
11%
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flagIndia
15%
34%
30%
19%
26
flagSweden
5%
55%
30%
10%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
45%
29%
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flagUnknown
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Gender

men32%
women41%
loose foot
14%
13%
knee ride
41%
31%
telemark
32%
41%
snow walk
11%
13%

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Author: Nguyễn Văn Thành
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