This is Blake.
Before anyone clicks these, make sure you read the explanations about each one carefully, especially for the two commentary videos. By reading this whole post, I think that most people will see that there is no need for this to turn into another ridiculous argument about technique. I don't intend to be here long, and I am not here to argue.
This first one we feel is the best we've ever made. It's a compilation with music of mainly 2 seasons, including this season with groomed skiing which I usually don't include, or put much effort into, in our videos. For anyone who's interested in the commentary videos below, I hope that you'll start with this one. This may not play in every European country because of copyright so anyone who can't see it could click our 2 newest seasonal videos and see the same shots if they want to. This is our best though. I'm a huge Dio fan.
These next two are to help people learn who want to see things in skiing the same way that I do. I am not saying this is the best way to look at things or the right way, I am saying that it's my way, and that's all. I am also not saying that I am the best skier. These points of view work for me in skiing and make me happy so I've posted them in case others might be happy with the same approach.
*Watch until the end of these before deciding what I'm saying because I don't make some of my main points until the end. Comments would not be appropriate until you hear everything I have to say.
This one is a commentary showing multiple ways of skiing moguls with demonstrations. It shows the way that I look at mogul skiing and shows how different styles are all related. I say "this is really all just mogul skiing" and at the end I wrote "because of "styles" people are not united". I am trying to show the connectedness of all these things, so if this turns into an argument about what style is best, you have truly missed the whole point. If you look at mogul skiing differently, that's fine, but I hope if anyone has a big problem with this, that they have demonstrations of all of these things that are better than mine. The point is that all styles are connected and so arguing between styles is pointless and people should be united. I only say that the Olympic way is a good way, that's all I say, and actually I don't even say that.
Listen to my words carefully in these two.
This one shows the way that I approach all mountain skiing. This is a little less simple to understand than the last one. Again, just my way, not necessarily the best or the right way. I am not trying to sound like I'm saying it's necessarily the best, even if I think it is because it's my way. However, if I avoided opinions all together in these things, I'd have nothing to say. I say at the end "when your way of skiing meets your expectations, then it is the right technique for you". This has a theme of 'no right and wrong, what works for you is what's right for you'... especially towards the end. The PSIA doesn't look the same as the CSIA or the Swiss Ski School, so who is right? Everyone and no one. A good audience that I envision for this one would be people who want to get better but don't take many lessons. Most people in the lift lines in Colorado I believe fall into this category, or if not, think of weekend, college warriors for example, they want to ski their best like anyone else but probably don't buy lessons. Anyone who understands this and agrees is the audience. That won't be everyone and that's fine.
These are ultimately for entertainment purposes only, just like all of our videos. I am not looking for feedback. My Brother and Wife work on these things with me in the hopes that people will simply enjoy our videos. We are also trying to help some people who want to see skiing in the same way that we do learn for free. I can't imagine anyone having a problem with that and yet problems have often happened.
I won't be here to discuss this much more, because I have said all I have to say in the videos. If anything's misunderstood, watch it again and listen more carefully. Arguing would not be consistent with the messages in these videos.
Similar descriptions of these videos are in the 'about' section under the two commentaries on youtube.
Edited by Ronin - 5/29/14 at 7:11pm