So at the beginning of the year I came on here because I was having questions about how to ski crud and variable snow. I have gotten a lot better but still have a question about something I am doing and whether it is right.
First: I ski at Alta 15 yrs old, I am now on Atomic Blog skis 177cm length they are mounted 1 notch in front of the team mount. They feel awesome and they are a little more work but I will probably get used to that. I mounted them there because I felt I wanted a ski with even swing weight and skiing switch is more stable.
My question is this, when I ski in choppy and bumpy powder, I feel more comfortable just going straight and taking all of the bumps with my legs but if I try to make any turn more than just a big gentle carve at speeds, I lose balance and sometimes trip forward onto my face. I always have the mental thought in my mind to stay forward, hands forward and do my best to stay leaned downhill. I feel like sometimes when I turn my outside ski comes back and scisors more than it probably should which will trip me on powder and throw me off in crud. For example turning right, my left ski comes back maybe a little more than it should and then get's caught in powder sometimes. I feel like I do this maybe because I am actually in the backseat and it is like a little bad patch I do? But I don't like when I land a cliff or anything for that matter and come away at decent speeds through crud, I feel more comfortable just going straight and focusing on absorbing the bumps until it flattens out and I slow down, than turning. It is probably natural for this to happen but my skiing feels great on groomers, I can carve fine and I feel but my problem comes out whenevr I ski down a run like upper sunspot off the High traverse for example (in crud). I ski down almost like the (no offense) 40 yr old ladies who go left turn-stop-right turn-stop. It isn't queit like that but it's pretty close. I see people who can tear it up wherever they are, and that's what I want to improve on and not have a weakspot. I know it's hard to tell without seeing me but is this a problem I should work on fixing?
Edited by drainbamage - 2/14/12 at 6:28pm