I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is how it is done kids! One of the worlds best bump skiers....funny, I only need to see the boots to know who it is.......
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I'm definitely going to try some of these my next weekday out and hopefully, the extra tips will help. Thanks Josh. I am presuming that this will be easier at a low/moderate speed on a green rather than starting from a stop. I am not sure what you mean by the "back pedaling motion" is that the drill where you actively pull a foot (or both) back?
This is a drill for moguls, so to me the feet slightly ahead is aligned with rising up the front face of the mogul.
This will happen as our thighs become closer to horizontal during absorption.
But if we go over the mogul crest and don't do anything, only the tails will stay on the snow.
So we extend to maintain the ski to snow contact, and get our feet back under our hips.
To me, rogan's video looks like he is going over a small invisible mogul.
In real moguls he sometimes airs it out like the video,
other times he show the same motion but never leaves the snow.
His demos, as noted, are in a traverse: his tails land in the same track where the tips just landed.
In Joshes, the tails in particular, are turned while in the air and don't land where the tips just landed.
A big amen to this.
Feel like the skis are slapping down on to the snow. Have not worked this long to get a drill right for a very long time.
Who is it?? I've seen this video a number of times over the last year I think it's the best dolphin turn demo as well....Is it a canadian instructor?
You can master dolphin turns fairly easily by breaking them down into parts... first in a straight line or traverse, practise wheelies (or just pushing the feet forward until the tips come off) then practise the wheelie followed with a bit of a retraction so the ski tips land first. Practise over a small bump if your having trouble as this will make it easier. Once you have the move, you can put it into turns... big slow ones at first, then built up to short turns like Steve Smart demostrates in the video.
Dolphins are great for getting those ankle moving.
Hey Josh - I forgot about this thread. We missed our chance for a dolphin turn clinic at the Gathering!
It's amusing to imagine our different personalities interacting with this task. I bet that with a little encouragement we could have gotten some bizzare and exaggerated versions! Orca turns!