The Casey Bouis video is the best L4 skiing yet IMO, he is an excellent skier.
He's tighter, quicker and very smooth. What he does in the first 4 turns of the video (above the tree) show something none of the other skiers in the videos demonstrate.
That little section looks fairly steep and he keeps his chest square to the fall line and is quiet, but the best part is when he turns into the mogul face and is able to retract (he's floating straight down the fall line during transition, committed) to get his shovels engaged early down the backside.
This is a great sequence. Do you have more video of him?
Josh M wrote:
so nail if the frontside of the bump is nice fluffly snow and the backside is scraped off ice(as it always is at stowe) are you still going to turn only the backsides?
To be honest I don't know, as I've said before, we get very firm hardpack that is skiable with a firm edge set, but our ice is usually frozen slush which is so jagged and rough in texture it can't be skied until it either thaws or is covered by snow.
If I consider the moguls dangerous or unskiable, I'll stick to the groomed. It doesn't make sense to risk getting hurt, especially when you've got to be at work on Mon. morning at 8:00.
It's not that I never or can't ski in the zipperline Josh, it's inevitable. I just turn out of it as soon as I can, I hate to waste vertical.
I'll bet Rollo and the other L4s are happy to hear that they only need 2-3 seasons before they will finally get it right
I was wondering when you'd surface TPJ. I'm still waiting (like 3 years) for that video of you showing me "how it's done". They get smart phones in Jackson yet, eh?
It takes more than a weekend clinic to get the timing down TPJ, I'll guarantee you that.
Again I applaud the L4's for posting video whether it's great, good, bad or ugly. It's what it is.