I may have encountered an "AHA" moment skiing bumps recently and would appreciate any comments. I'm advanced, PSIA Level II wannabe (getting close), skiing on new Rossi Avenger 82TIs. As a bump skier, I am, let's say, a work in progress.
But skiing last week in bumps in new broken snow, I found myself every 3rd turn or so pressuring almost 100% on the downhill ski at turn initiation and finding that the snap in the Rossis took me into the next turn with practically no effort.
I've always been told in bumps to keep my upper body facing downhill and to get out over the downhill ski at turn initiation. I've worked on this but I kind of accidently found the other day that when I consciously "stood on" the downhill ski at that point (zero pressure on the uphill ski just for that instant), I got significant improvement in control and the confidence to go assertively into the next turn as opposed to being thrown into it. I found that, in these instances (there weren't a lot of them and it happened near last chair so I didn't have the time or energy to work on it further), I also had greatly improved awareness of where my next turn was going to happen as opposed to just trying to manage the bump I was on at the moment.
So that's a longwinded lead-in to my question: Did I experience an authentic AHA moment? i.e., did I dumb luck "back into" a tactic that I should consciously work into my bump development or would that be going down an alley that doesn't get me anywhere?
Thanks for any and all comments.