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Hello All,

As promised, a more up to date looking MA, with some 'how it should look' parts as well. I've been working hard from feedback given to me on this forum! Would love to hear any more thoughts!

Regards

Roland 


Edited by rollo87 - 2/22/13 at 10:41pm
post #2 of 12

Good skiing as before.

 

But an easy point - your poles are too long.  Cut 5cm.

post #3 of 12

   Yup....better. Skidude's right on the money with the too long poles. 

 

   zenny

post #4 of 12

Very good! Certainly one of the best skiing MA videos I've seen on Epic.

post #5 of 12

Who is the "How it Should Look" guy?

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Who is the "How it Should Look" guy?

norman kreutz

post #7 of 12

The bump skiing is very nice. The long turns aren't as nice as Norman's, but it seems like you could be doing more. It seems like your turn is over before the fallline and then you are just riding to the next turn. The shorts are great in terms of fore aft balance, I guess the goal is to be pretty energetic with these, but I think Norman is more gentle and because of that he can ski it a bit rounder. Not saying I could do better, but that's what I'm looking at.

post #8 of 12

Help! Why can't I see the video?

Thanks for your help.

post #9 of 12

Great Skiing Rollo,

 

Obviously strong technique but if you compare Norm's turn shape in the bumps compared to yours he is engaging the edge earlier in the turn to create a rounder turn shape.... and as he heads into each bumps his tips go in first so he is using the length of the ski to help absorb it and the bump actually helps to complete his turn. This makes for a bit of a smoother ride for and more gradual build up of pressure. By comparison it looks as if you are sometimes sliding sideways into the bumps a bit which makes them much more difficult to absorb and maintain balance... hence a bit of the shopping. That being said it looks like the bumps you are skiing in are much more challenging with deeper troughs.

post #10 of 12

Roland, your skiing is fantastic. I would be elated to achieve that standard in the next couple of years. Disclaimer: I'm taking the 3 exam in a couple of months if my rotator cuff heals. So take my thoughts with a grain of salt. 

 

I notice you have a lot of bend in your waist. Check out your long turns versus Norm's: Norm stays centered by bending more through the ankle and knee. You flex a bit through the ankle, but you mostly flex through the knee and waist. I think you really succeeded on your second-last long turn in the video: you're bending more through all joints, and your transition to the next turn was really dynamic, much more like Norm's. (IE your equal flexion allowed you to really pressure the tip by extending). 

 

It would be interesting to do some double pole planting with you with the goal of recentering and extending, and doing some "leaper turns" (hopping edge change on a long radius advanced parallel). 

 

In your short turns, your skis seem to leave your upper body behind. This may resolve once you fix your poles as Skidude identified. Otherwise I wonder if you might get more centered by flexing more through your lower joints (hard to see from head-on in the video, but I didn't see as much flex in the ankle as I'd like). 

 

Really, great skiing--you can clearly ski anything on the mountain in virtually any condition. Have you done the 4 course yet? 

post #11 of 12

Norman Kreutz rocks (I remember he had a fairly widely circulated 'ski tip' video on skiing bumps)...you know, the more I see of CSIA LvL 4's (Josh Foster, SkiNerd, JF Beaulieu, that CSIA LvL 4 standards video, etc)  the more I am convinced that the CSIA path is an impressive one.

 

Rollo, you're an excellent skier-no doubt about that, but having Norman's 'how it should look snippets really demonstrates how much better you can be.  

 

Are you going for a LvL 4??

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Great Skiing Rollo,

 

Obviously strong technique but if you compare Norm's turn shape in the bumps compared to yours he is engaging the edge earlier in the turn to create a rounder turn shape.... and as he heads into each bumps his tips go in first so he is using the length of the ski to help absorb it and the bump actually helps to complete his turn. This makes for a bit of a smoother ride for and more gradual build up of pressure. By comparison it looks as if you are sometimes sliding sideways into the bumps a bit which makes them much more difficult to absorb and maintain balance... hence a bit of the shopping. That being said it looks like the bumps you are skiing in are much more challenging with deeper troughs.

The Bumps were fairly massive, over on the backside, I will play around with the idea of gaining edge earlier and trying to keep the tips moving into the troughs more. I'm also working with maintaining seperation past the bump while skiing a rounder line. 

 

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Are you going for a LvL 4??

 

 

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Really, great skiing--you can clearly ski anything on the mountain in virtually any condition. Have you done the 4 course yet? 

I have the skiing already, Exam is in 8 days I'm only resitting the teaching portion, I'm trying to make sure my skiing doesn't slip and the demonstrations I show are at standard, as we are marked on those....hopefully still at standard!!

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