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What makes mogul skiing so interesting is the many ways its being approached. In this lesson two things are being taught: flexing and extending and sideways sliding down the downhill side of the bump. Its in German but I'm sure you get the hang of it. The guy obviously master the bumps with style so I think much can be learned from it.

 

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I don't understand a word, but is it fair to say that it is a progression where you first learn flexing/extending while traversing the moguls, then ski them slowly and then eventually pick up the speed?

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Jamt, yes correct. But actually after teaching flexing and extending they teach you to slide down the back side of a mogul down into the rut.

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Pretty good illustration of the progression of pivot slip bump skiing. As you take the pivot slip bump skiing up in intensity and speed, it becomes a zipper line. If you watch Olympic or WC bump comps, you'll see the same pivot slip technique, done much faster.

However, what I find interesting is that when the skier demonstrates full bump skiing, he changes his style. He doesn't ski it in a pivot slip or zipper line. He skis it with a shaped turn. Nothing wrong with that, but if he is teaching one technique, he should demo that technique, not a different one.
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Pretty good illustration of the progression of pivot slip bump skiing. As you take the pivot slip bump skiing up in intensity and speed, it becomes a zipper line. If you watch Olympic or WC bump comps, you'll see the same pivot slip technique, done much faster.

However, what I find interesting is that when the skier demonstrates full bump skiing, he changes his style. He doesn't ski it in a pivot slip or zipper line. He skis it with a shaped turn. Nothing wrong with that, but if he is teaching one technique, he should demo that technique, not a different one.

 

Good observation. Exactly what I noticed also. Nothing wrong with ether, just strange. He wasn't skiing up to zipper line speeds so maybe that was the problem. Or he could not find a good zipper line and they were short of time.

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To add to the above comments....yes it is not zipper line, but it's a very good illustration of the absorption/ extension of the legs. I showed this video to an instructor who has trouble in moguls, and the trouble is what I call "knee lock". This individual has a very nice carved turn, but the legs simply do not flex in non groomed terrain. 

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To add to the above comments....yes it is not zipper line, but it's a very good illustration of the absorption/ extension of the legs. I showed this video to an instructor who has trouble in moguls, and the trouble is what I call "knee lock". This individual has a very nice carved turn, but the legs simply do not flex in non groomed terrain. 

 

Does he flex in groomed terrain?

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