Originally Posted by markojp
... and you made some life choices at a young age when you don't have as many personal responsibilities. Use birth control Josh, you're starting to sound like BW again. Set your ego and life story aside. Several of us have had as many or more days than you at some point in our life, but there's no need to point it out. It just sounds silly. Recognize the role that both 'fortune' and 'preparation' play. How many days does Lindsey Vonn ski a year? Andrew McLean? Hugo Harrison? No idea at all, but 'a lot ' is the obvious answer. Combined with athleticism and drive, it explains a lot. What drives people nuts about your posts is the very inflated ego. When it's not present, you're posts are great, a la the ski season thread. Sorry to be a nag about this, but you have plenty of value to add even with the ego left at your front door.
Eh saying i worked hard at something is hardly an inflated ego. Unless the ability to work harder at things is being egotistical.
Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski
Well my ankles do feel weak (and they are not), but I don't feel like spending 180 dollars on boot planing. I do feel it easier to hip dump... you see, my boot cuff are so loose that ankle and knee flexing is painful (thus hip dumping lets me keep leg in boot).
But that aside, I guess I was more talking about simply the power required to jump up from a standing position in skis... you have--what?--30 extra pounds on you? I ass out at about 14 squat jumps with that weight.
trust me when I say this, this move is not a power move on scale of 1-10 with one being finesse and 10 being power, Id rate it a 2-3. If your boots have any play in them though this will be nearly impossible.
Originally Posted by hellside
I think it requires skill, and some strength. I have seen 3 park rats doing it stationary while waiting for lift right in front of me. I don't know how they do it but I find it very hard stationary without momentum.
they do because of balance skills using poles I can get quite high while not moving but this requires tons more effort than using momentum and balance shift to make it happen.
Originally Posted by rossymcg
is no one going to post a video of dolphin turns? i get on the snow next week i'll give them a try,
Originally Posted by Snowbowler
Definitely some nice turns your doing there, I would like to get out on the Humpbacks but one of the Worth owners Jason has always been on it when he has been at the bowl and I have a chance to try something. He keeps telling me to try it out though, want to get on one because that would be the next type of ski I would go for around that 105-110mm under foot. Want shorter length than the 185 especially for exploring trees. Look like they turn really good in the open bumps. Those Worth skis really are a sweet ride.
honestly as long as you werent in ice hard bumps the Humpback preformed. Great on ICEY as all hell groomer good in skied out wood and pretty damn fun on soft corn groomers and bumps. The 185 was IMO pretty long and my daily powder ski is a 186 which feel short.
some tips on doing these.
practice the back pedaling motion with each foot while standing still.
practice it while standing still with both feet.
find a set of rollers(snowmaking whales are great) and practice launching off your tails on the upside and driving your tips down the backside.
when trying the task at hand focus more on getting the tips up by letting your ski get out in front of you. Most people are use to being center or forward but not aft.
if it feel like work your doing it wrong.