Videos of me shot by tball, quoted from the thread "Trip Report: 8th Annual Arapahoe Basin for Mother's Day".
These weren't shot for MA, so they are not ideal. But you can still see me fairly well and I thought it would be interesting to see if we can get anything out of these.
Both were shot on the same part of Pali face at A-Basin during the recent Mother's Day event.
The day started out very frustrating -- I felt like I couldn't ski bumps at all. (Over on Ramrod & Exhibition near the lodge).
Then I realized my weight was a little aft. Actually, I thought I heard someone say something about it, but maybe it was just my conscience.
Not so far aft that I was obviously backseat, but just enough to keep me from engaging on the backsides of the bumps. Getting just a little more forward made all the difference. Sometimes we just need a reminder.
Around noon we ran into @tball on the hill, and we noticed that Pali had just reopened after being closed a few days. So he and I did a run, which turned into two, while everyone else went in to lunch. When we finally made over to the lodge, everyone was just leaving. So we turned around and went back out. Eventually we got so tired that I decided I had to quit, or at least rest for awhile. But just as we got to the lodge, Tog was coming out. Turn around again and go back out instead. We told him how much we had enjoyed Pallivacini, and decided we better hit it again in case they decided they had to close it again. So I wound up skiing all day without any break (other than chairlifts).
So what was my intent in these videos? I'm not sure exactly. The stretch just before the video starts had wide, regular, and relatively shallow bumps that I was not skiing as moguls, but rather making big round turns that happened to mostly follow them. The videos start where the pitch gets steeper and the bumps get bigger and less organized. I wasn't really in a mogul frame of mind, but they were too big to ignore. But I wasn't thinking absorption, either.
I wish I had video of me in "normal" bumps, but I don't.
What do I see of my technique?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
First, there is a stem sometimes with my right leg. I'm pretty sure that if someone had pointed it out I could have quit doing it. But I didn't notice it at the time.
Second, that annoying up move is back. I can see it is non-functional, but I can only get rid of it temporarily.
Third, what about hands? I know most instructors' had positions look funny to me, which probably means mine are wrong. But they don't feel wrong.
Any thoughts on how to fix these issues? Any other glaring issues?