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The lightbulb finally clicked on today

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I've been trying desperately to ski bumps since I got back into skiing last year.  However, every time I get in the bumps, I go back seat and the ski tips go in the air... you know the rest of that story.  Well, today I got in the bumps and started ripping.  I was ripping short turns and in control the entire time.  Before I realized, I was 1/2 way down the trail.  I couldn't believe it!!!

 

Now, the reason for the improvement is b/c I got the Harald Harb skiing videos earlier this year and started applying the techniques.  About 2 weeks ago, another light bulb went on and I learned how to initiate a turn on my little toe uphill ski.  That made a HUGE difference for snapping off quick and short radius parallel turns.  Today, I was ripping short radius turns through the bumps.  I was able to apply what I learned and got the result I've been hoping for for a LONG time.  What a great feeling!!!

 

Now, I'm not going to pretend I'm suddenly some incredible bump skier but now, I'm a passable bump skier, which is a HUGE improvement over what I was previously skiing at.  Now I'm going to start really searching out the bump runs wherever I go!

 

Bill

 

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Originally Posted by Sugarloafer321 View Post
 

I've been trying desperately to ski bumps since I got back into skiing last year.  However, every time I get in the bumps, I go back seat and the ski tips go in the air... you know the rest of that story.  Well, today I got in the bumps and started ripping.  I was ripping short turns and in control the entire time.  Before I realized, I was 1/2 way down the trail.  I couldn't believe it!!!

 

Now, the reason for the improvement is b/c I got the Harald Harb skiing videos earlier this year and started applying the techniques.  About 2 weeks ago, another light bulb went on and I learned how to initiate a turn on my little toe uphill ski.  That made a HUGE difference for snapping off quick and short radius parallel turns.  Today, I was ripping short radius turns through the bumps.  I was able to apply what I learned and got the result I've been hoping for for a LONG time.  What a great feeling!!!

 

Now, I'm not going to pretend I'm suddenly some incredible bump skier but now, I'm a passable bump skier, which is a HUGE improvement over what I was previously skiing at.  Now I'm going to start really searching out the bump runs wherever I go!

 

Bill

 

 

 

inside foot tipping for sure helps move down the hill better. Instead of stepping and stemming you will just tip and glide. 

post #3 of 6

that sounds more like John Clendenin's technique.  

 

Johns a great guy, he was just up here a couple of weeks ago running a clinic.  

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

that sounds more like John Clendenin's technique.  

 

Johns a great guy, he was just up here a couple of weeks ago running a clinic.  

 

 

I think he mixxed up uphill and inside ski. 

post #5 of 6
Nice, Bill! Dontcha love those moments?
post #6 of 6
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It's a SWEET feeling!  

 

Bill

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