I took a lesson on New Years Day at Squaw. Conditions were pretty awesome, a few days after a end of year December storm and not too busy.
The instructor had us skiing mainly bumps all day. His advice: focus on keeping your skis perpendicular to the snow.
I could always survive moguls but I was never very good at them. This season, I got new skis (Bonafides) and the combination of his tips, my new skis, and the whole morning had me skiing bumps better than I have in the past.
The perpendicular concept made sense to the math geek in me. He showed us on the back side of a mogul how this changes from peak, to trough as you slide down the backside of the bump.
I hadn't really thought about going bases flat in the bumps until that day. Pushing down on the tips/toes helped too.
Seemed a very powerful concept.
Your thoughts on perpendicularity in the bumps?
Edited by dmourati - 1/5/13 at 1:09pm