or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › EpicSki Community › Trip Reports  › The first days of Spring - more amazing skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The first days of Spring - more amazing skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

it just keeps coming every day, this is only 3 runs but man were they awesome!!!! it starts with the one of the scairest falls I ever taken with tumble down a 50 degree chute into a tree well. thank spaggetti monster for the tree well. 

 

post #2 of 10

Looks like great skiiing. Maybe try pointing the camera up a bit next time? Personally I like the POVs better when I can get a fix on the horizon so I can experience things in context. Otherwise when i watch I'm constantly tipping my head back trying to see something besides ski tips. My two cents.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

Looks like great skiiing. Maybe try pointing the camera up a bit next time? Personally I like the POVs better when I can get a fix on the horizon so I can experience things in context. Otherwise when i watch I'm constantly tipping my head back trying to see something besides ski tips. My two cents.

 

 

it hard to judge sometimes..........it varies with steepness of hte runs and I am getting better at it :)

post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

it just keeps coming every day, this is only 3 runs but man were they awesome!!!! it starts with the one of the scairest falls I ever taken with tumble down a 50 degree chute into a tree well. thank spaggetti monster for the tree well. 

 

 

 

Great stoke, and looks like a great time. I'm shocked to see the best skier in the universe take a fall- looks like that one could have ended really ugly.

 

Are you shooting with an original Gopro HD Hero? The very narrow field of vision makes it look like it.  If so, consider switching the resolution to 960P instead of 1080P- In 960P mode you get a much larger frame that is a lot better for capturing skiing- no worries about giving people motion sickness because there is no horizon line.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 

 

Great stoke, and looks like a great time. I'm shocked to see the best skier in the universe take a fall- looks like that one could have ended really ugly.

 

Are you shooting with an original Gopro HD Hero? The very narrow field of vision makes it look like it.  If so, consider switching the resolution to 960P instead of 1080P- In 960P mode you get a much larger frame that is a lot better for capturing skiing- no worries about giving people motion sickness because there is no horizon line.

 

 

again where have I said anything like this you realize who my own worst critic is right?  Also the very fact I put that fall in means I really do not take this all that seriously, but that fall coul have been MUCH worse. 

 

its at 960p, the steepness is hard to gauge sometime. 

post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

 

 

again where have I said anything like this you realize who my own worst critic is right?  Also the very fact I put that fall in means I really do not take this all that seriously, but that fall coul have been MUCH worse. 

 

its at 960p, the steepness is hard to gauge sometime. 

 

Come on Mr. Matta, Whether it is in jest or not, every 3rd post by you contains some dick-swinging about your skiing prowess, maybe those particular words haven't come out of your mouth yet, but you can't even pretend to not know what I am talking about.

 

It is hard to tell- did you fall, come down the cliff face, and end up wrapped around the tree, or were you already below the cliff face when you fell? My guess is you felt that one for a while. After i took a fall like that, I would be pretty shaken and timid- I doubt anybody would want to see film from me skiing the remainder of the day.

 

Are you SURE you are shooting at 960P? 960 would give you a 4x3 recording, and the video format uploaded is 16x9.  For reference, this is what a 960 recording looks like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z46Brg8Pr0M

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 

 

Come on Mr. Matta, Whether it is in jest or not, every 3rd post by you contains some dick-swinging about your skiing prowess, maybe those particular words haven't come out of your mouth yet, but you can't even pretend to not know what I am talking about.

 

It is hard to tell- did you fall, come down the cliff face, and end up wrapped around the tree, or were you already below the cliff face when you fell? My guess is you felt that one for a while. After i took a fall like that, I would be pretty shaken and timid- I doubt anybody would want to see film from me skiing the remainder of the day.

 

Are you SURE you are shooting at 960P? 960 would give you a 4x3 recording, and the video format uploaded is 16x9.  For reference, this is what a 960 recording looks like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z46Brg8Pr0M

 

 

actually most of this skiing is from after that fall that day. I came off the side of the cliff face. Only the stuff with the red jacket was prior to that fall. 

 

I usually dick swing about facts, tangiable facts. stuff like "I ski more than anyone else at stowe" is actually 100 percent true. or that I ski powder than just about anyone(probably true if I am out there all the time) I do it because it something I can say get people panties in bunch and watch the fallout, lets be honest you guys make it was to easy. I also hate hopeless east coaster who complain about the snow, because well I hate negative attitudes, and will do anything in my power to silence them including baiting, trolling, and overall just using tangiable facts not opinions to state my case. It just like ski technique, skiing is based in physics ultimitatle there is ONE right answer about what is actually going on, someone it going to be right and someone is going to be wrong. My feeling our I understand this better than I can sometimes display in writing, I am much better communicated in person. Just ask some of the epic folk who take lessons from me or the fact I am in top 5 for request at my home hill. I might the best sales men in the world, but if I was selling shit, I would not get very far, my clients truly believe I am the right guy for the job.

 

I really do think I ski woods faster than just about anyone, I think I understand this sport technical side better than all but handful of posters on this site and IMO  my instructional post show that...when I want to take the time, I feel like with the exception of very few people I have ever met are as truly as good of an all around skier as I am, and can coach it as well.....

when I am on sometime I am off , like really really off. 

 

 

just to show you how wrong you and rest of epicski.com is let me quote some post.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

I live in new england and ski everyday and ski more of everything than just about anyone. Inlcuding way more powder than anyone anyone well because it snows here a lot. 

 

Powder is always easier than anything else. all ways. if i is not easier you can not ski.

 

and if hardpack is a challenge you also can not ski. 

 

 

 

this one caused quite a stir. I never said I was better, heck I never said I could ski hardpack or powder. I did say I ski alot of hardpack or powder but never said how good I was at either. I did say that if you have trouble with either you can not ski, I ll stick to that is VERY harsh but true. 

 

 

from http://www.epicski.com/t/126823/so-what-exactly-are-effective-movements-and-how-can-you-tell

 

basically posting what JASP posting about wedging in trees is garbage advice. I do call out the names he names and national team member that could not ski woods with me at stowe, most because of his(and most PSIA) ill choice of skis. SL skis will never ski trees as well as what I using. Is lipton a better skier? yeah but its hard to say when he bailed so quickly and said the snow was garbage. I am more bragging about my superior equipment knowledge than skiing skills here. 

 

 

Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

 

I just read something about wedging and trees and just think it is really rubbish.

 

 

nah the deal is the minute I can not get both edge to shape the top of the turn I speed up, the problem is I have no video of me skiing slowly on purpose.....but @KevinF has seen me do it while coaching him. Wedging is determental to speed control in the trees or anywhere. When the inside ski does not tip early you can not scrub speed with your little toe edge....nor can you shape a turn as fast(or as slowly) with wedge entry. 

 

I also feel I am far better tree skier than any of those name mentioned. quite honestly I would put HARD money on that fact and none of those wimpy open Co trees..... I would love to see Lipton come here and ski trees again, last time he lasted ONE run and after 2 falls including catching his skinny SL skis in manky snow he quit and went back to North Slope.  

 

 

 

at 3:30 in this video is very steep(40 degree pitch) with ton of small tree, and unseen stumps. I can make turns with no wedge and realize that the chest mount fish eye lense would make any wedge look much much bigger. 

 

 

so sorry IMO wedging is not a valid technique even in tight woods, they can be skied slower or faster with out doing it. If I have to beat my chest to show that wedging is a bad idea while skiing in the woods than so be it. 

 

 

 

I could go on and on and on. I hate bullshit and will use facts. real experiences  to make it go away. 

post #8 of 10

I like that Josh backs up his dick swinging with edits.

 

There's a lot of talking heads here who profess their skills but don't post proof.

post #9 of 10
Josh fell?

I thought I sensed a disturbance in the force.
post #10 of 10

Did you see my comment about the resolution? I really do think your skiing is great, but I think you would have better stuff recorded if you got the viewing angle down. Unless you are converting 4/3 to 16/9 after the fact (and cutting off more viewing angle to do it) it doesn't look like you are recording in 960P.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Trip Reports
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › EpicSki Community › Trip Reports  › The first days of Spring - more amazing skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort.