I'd appreciate some feedback on this video of me skiing some heavy, sun-baked, grabby crud. I know it ain't pretty; this is where I'd most like to improve.
This was taken about 2-3 days after a storm, about 35 F, south facing slope. Up top, the pitch is pretty steep, and it flattens toward the bottom. Skis are Nordica El Capo (demoing; first day on them, but I was fairly comfortable. The conditions probably called for something a little more nimble).
I'm concentrating on taking it rather easy, making longer rounded turns (too long?) and really finishing them off, and letting the skis do most of the work on edge. The goal is simply to be as graceful and dynamic on this kind of terrain as I can.
I am terrible at MA and have very little video of myself, but here are my thoughts:
My skis get pulled around too much and I get thrown off balance a several times. Defensive up top where it's steeper - turns not very rounded there. Need to get better control of my hands and generally stay more compact despite the snow throwing me around....maybe loosen up the hips more to absorb the terrain and angulate more effectively to get up on edge. I think I tighten up when I get jarred around...something I'm working on. As far as turn initiation, fore/aft balance, etc., it's hard for me to pick that stuff up on video.
Apologies in advance for the video being too zoomed out most of the time. Also I realize I should have kept skiing past the camera...oops.
Edited by LiveJazz - 3/6/14 at 5:34pm