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post #31 of 45

Josh, should the slope be steep or flat?

post #32 of 45

It really looks like the dynamics of a fairly steep pitch would aid in the rebounds and increase pop, along with facilitating more space and air under the feet down the fall line than flats would.  It;s also easier to do hop turns on steep than flat for the same reason.

post #33 of 45
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So can thousands of other skiers.

 

 

I doubt a 1000 people in the world can do dolphin turns :P 

post #34 of 45
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It really looks like the dynamics of a fairly steep pitch would aid in the rebounds and increase pop, along with facilitating more space and air under the feet down the fall line than flats would.  It;s also easier to do hop turns on steep than flat for the same reason.


I've seen Josh do them on a fairly flat green trail.

post #35 of 45
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Josh, should the slope be steep or flat?

 

 

moderate blue is easiest, but once learned they can be done practically anywhere with some speed. 

post #36 of 45
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I doubt a 1000 people in the world can do dolphin turns :P 

 

Decent racers and mogul skiers should be able to do them.

post #37 of 45

Josh, compare your dolphins to these preformed by Klaus. What do you think?

 

post #38 of 45
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I think he is not poster on this site so I am still winning this challenge. Also some ohsi other demos are utter crap, these are good, but he has much softer snow to work with, and he is twisting more from edge to edge than I am. 

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Gimme this weekend....
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

I think he is not poster on this site so I am still winning this challenge. Also some ohsi other demos are utter crap, these are good, but he has much softer snow to work with, and he is twisting more from edge to edge than I am. 

 

Can you match Klaus? Is he doing anything else different?


Edited by skiatansky - 1/31/14 at 9:55am
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

I think he is not poster on this site so I am still winning this challenge. Also some ohsi other demos are utter crap, these are good, but he has much softer snow to work with, and he is twisting more from edge to edge than I am. 

 

 

Where you see "twisting more from edge to edge", could it be that he's using the load in the edged ski to launch into the next turn? 

post #42 of 45
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Where you see "twisting more from edge to edge", could it be that he's using the load in the edged ski to launch into the next turn? 

 

 

you would be crazy to think I am doing these though brute force. 

post #43 of 45
Do a careful comparison to Klaus. What is different? Why?
post #44 of 45

Josh -- I tried these the other day.  Sorry, I had no one available to video me.  No worries, I would not have won the challenge.  I kind of hopped into the air and few inches then tried to drive the tips first into the snow.  I am sure it was not too pretty or smooth.  I am not getting action off the tails to get more air.  I tried kind of moving aft and hopping up and pulling the tips back to the snow, but I am just not getting the height or action off the tails I need.  It is probably a combination of a lack of skill, strength, and technique, but if you have any suggestions to get more air, I will keep trying these everytime I get out to ski.

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Josh -- I tried these the other day.  Sorry, I had no one available to video me.  No worries, I would not have won the challenge.  I kind of hopped into the air and few inches then tried to drive the tips first into the snow.  I am sure it was not too pretty or smooth.  I am not getting action off the tails to get more air.  I tried kind of moving aft and hopping up and pulling the tips back to the snow, but I am just not getting the height or action off the tails I need.  It is probably a combination of a lack of skill, strength, and technique, but if you have any suggestions to get more air, I will keep trying these everytime I get out to ski.

 

 

with out video I can not make a suggestion. 

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