Back to The Best Way To Learn The Bumps= Short Radius Turn so skier can ski the fall line. Went back 2 years ago to see some improvement from then to now. This kid is not only killing the skiing but even understands the theory of loading the ski from tip to tail. More practice more turns is how he will improve now with slight tweaks to his movements.
Now that about says/SHOWS it all. It's a cry'n shame he's going to have to "relearn" how to ski if he wants to ski like the CSIA guys someday. LOL
Who's trip'n the BS meter now?
I know my skiing "sucks" because I'm to far forward and can't execute a dolphin turn, but I'm going certify myself an official Level 1 SVMM Instructor anyways. My certification test results are posted above in (2) videos. Where can I find yours? Do I get a discount on cocoa now?
Actually I'm an Official Certification Instructor's Certification Instructor Official. (still no cocoa discount though)
Thanks for putting those clips together CVJ, very nice real life example of the benefits and progression of developing a QCT and repeatedly challenging the technical line. He knew at 8 where he wanted "to go", he saw it every mogul run, turn into the mogul face and over the tops, but it took a couple of years to dial it in. I'd say the skiing on the Blue Grouse section (1:08 10 yr. video) is textbook SVMM skiing, that section is steep with big moguls he sticks it about as clean as anyone can ski it IMO.
I really like how Lucas was doing his best to "ski the tops" using round turns on Upper Holiday @ 8 and not get sucked down into the zipper and the improvement to the pole plant is really what brings it all together IMO. When a skier can finally stabilize the Chest COM and float it straight down the fall line, which hand position/pole flick are key tools to do it, the turns become so much quicker, rounder, smoother and powerful. The opposite timing of the pole plants on that groomed section is "Classic"! He never had the confusion/problem in the bumps, he'd say it was natural, didn't have to "think" about it and usually reached or at least touched the downhill pole to turn around it.
One thing people may find interesting is that the skiing from :32 to the end of the 10 yr. old video is compiled from sections of (1) run/chair ride, with a 500' section of Mid Holiday missing (he videoed me). It starts on Upper Christmas Bowl, traverse over to Blue Grouse (top section of moguls missing also) and then onto the cat over to Holiday/Lwr Holiday and out the groomed to the chair. When its on, we may do this lap 5 times in under 2 hrs. Imagine the skiing we get in during the rest of the day, thanks to high speed quads. Back "in the day", this would take an entire day, kids today have a huge learning curve advantage, but the pow sure gets tracked a lot sooner too.