What is a Shifty?
A shifty is when you counter-rotate in the air, and you have your upper body facing one way and your lower body facing the other. By quickly swivelling or ‘shifting’ your hips, you rotate your body which lets you move a little lower to the ground, and better control any air you’ve got.
We’ve talked a little before about the shifty as one of the easier tricks you can learn on skis, which is entirely true. However, the shifty is a basis for a lot of other more complex tricks and iterations which makes it worth knowing and understanding.