Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
You're a skier who is putting out great skiing footage every season, so I'm gad that you saw this thread. I really wish I had more than just the line of bumps shown in the video, but at this point that is all I have. I will be skiing out west at some point next season, so I'm sure I will come back with a lot of footage from that trip. FWIW, I do use the same movement patterns on all terrain. It lets me ski efficiently and at a high level, pretty much everywhere. Access to other terrain is the only thing that limits me... Due to my proficiency on groomers, I tend to pick up tactics quickly when I am put into more exciting terrain. I have been watching yours, and several other bump skiing videos this year, as that is one area that I feel needs improvement for me to be a more well rounded skier. Basically I need time and terrain... I took only 6 runs in bumps this year... you've seen 3 of them. Given that and the tight, icy, nasty little WNY bumps that I get to ski, I don't do too bad, but it is definitely an area that I'd like to really improve in.
You have the exact same issue as Alexzn. But you have one major advantage....you know what it feels like to be in balalnce, and what doesnt.
Its interesting watching your videos, as they tell the whole story. You often lean in too quick, which puts you off balance...but you mask this well with speed. Your focus should be on progressive rollng on of the edge and subsequent inclination...or put another way...patience at turn intiation...or keep the shoulders level....or starting with the feet and working up...or phantom move...all the same idea designed to get you moving inside...but at the right rate...too slow is bad...but so is too fast.
If we go to the mogul sequence, you cant hide things with speed, hence you are now forced to work with the lateral balance you have....which is why your mogul skiing is no where near the standard of your GS.
You do show promise thou in some segements....where you are not rushing, you stand over that outside ski and get the ski to work for you. For some reason, these tend to be the clips where you are wearing the yellow pants.......you ski your best in these pants, on the intial pitch especailly...but when you get closer to the camera and go past...it tends to fall apart again.
To improve, I would do lots of turn intiation drills designed to get you more laterally balanced over the outside ski at the top of the turn.
Watch WC videos and montages...note their progressive increase in edge angle and inclination...compare that to your quick increase in edge/inclination then hold (which you do in the black pants)...contrast that to your yellow pants (espeically the intial pitches)...then compare the upper yellow pant pitches to the lower yellow pant pitches..ones progressive, ones a dump.....
Do you ski well? Yes. But you could be better.