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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by JESINSTR View Post
 

I think in this vid he explains it all.  One interesting point he makes is at 2:10 to 2:27.  Check it out

 

 

great cut, yes, 2:10 is key, illustrates why he shows such amazing touch, not forced/blocked.

thx for sharing!

W

post #32 of 49
Tossing these out...


And




One more....


Love the messing around with terrain in the last clip.
post #33 of 49

Wish I could ski like that!  I would even take 20%.  

post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by JESINSTR View Post
 

I think in this vid he explains it all.  One interesting point he makes is at 2:10 to 2:27.  Check it out

 

 

It's clear many (most?) of the skiers here on Epic sprung straight from the Head of Zeus with lightning bolts on their feet, but for the rest of us mere mortals who need to work on their skiing there's enough material there for a season or more. Good stuff, particularly when times are lean, and groomers are the only option.

 

In that and the other vids we see highly skilled, fluid, joyful skiing - great inspiration!

 

Thx for posting.  Thumbs Up 

post #35 of 49
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It's clear many (most?) of the skiers here on Epic sprung straight from the Head of Zeus with lightning bolts on their feet ...

It ain't so, Joe.  I struggled mightily for about the first 12 years of skiing. It took a LONG time to put all the pieces together to pass PSIA L3.  It took another 10 years to be what I consider truly competent and yet another 10 to develop an understanding at the cellular level. I think what aids me as an instructor is that at one time I was a truly crappy skier and had to figure things out. 

 

Edit:  Yes JC.... what he says at 2:10 is something that I have come to discover. And while he touches on it briefly, the activity of the inside ski goes even deeper. Thanks for sharing. 

post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by vindibona1 View Post
 

It ain't so, Joe.  I struggled mightily for about the first 12 years of skiing. It took a LONG time to put all the pieces together to pass PSIA L3.  It took another 10 years to be what I consider truly competent and yet another 10 to develop an understanding at the cellular level. I think what aids me as an instructor is that at one time I was a truly crappy skier and had to figure things out. 

 

Edit:  Yes JC.... what he says at 2:10 is something that I have come to discover. And while he touches on it briefly, the activity of the inside ski goes even deeper. Thanks for sharing. 

Skiing on the cellular level? What are you? ... a ski scientist?  Or maybe a mad ski scientist. Manipulating ski performance at a cellular level could indicate unlawful practices that I wouldn't entertain in such a youth permeated environment. That being said, I may be available to test what you have been working on. 

post #37 of 49

JF Beaulieu skiing bumps in Mont-Sainte-Anne, March 2015

 

 

post #38 of 49
He sure looks a lot better on groomers than in bumps.

Pretty mediocre bump skiing.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

He sure looks a lot better on groomers than in bumps.

Pretty mediocre bump skiing.

I figured we'd get there in 5 posts, but 1... well that's impressive. Let me guess, zipper line or go home?
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

I figured we'd get there in 5 posts, but 1... well that's impressive. Let me guess, zipper line or go home?

lol you read my mind, I figured I'd let someone else say it.
post #41 of 49

I don't like the music.

post #42 of 49
You mean aside from the fact he's skiing on his heels? I'm sure many here can't ski this well but personally I think JF is capable of better. I was underwhelmed by this also. He's a hot skier as always but this is not his best skiing and problems can be observed
post #43 of 49
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Let me guess, zipper line or go home?
Well...I thought I knew what the zipperline was. Then along came an engineer...

Perhaps not enough friction?

I'm bothered by two things.
1) The goggles. Excessively large. What's next a Minion?
2) The jacket. It's puffy down or synthetic. Yet, it's spring bumps? What type of advertisement is that for Mt St Anne?? - Basically, he's saying it's cold as hell when it's warm. No wonder he goes to New Zealand. The Kiwis would not allow such garb to be filmed either. Unless it was being ripped apart by their insane rope tows.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Tossing these out...


 

 

 

I quote myself... always love the dynamism of S.M.'s skiing more than the head perfectly level legs back and forth pendulum of J.F., but whatever... it's kind of like asking if you'd rather have lunch with Joan Jett or Nancy Wilson.  Very different snow conditions in the vids though... 

post #45 of 49
What's happened to Sebastien Michel? Don't see his vids much anymore.
I agree, I prefer his skiing.
post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

He sure looks a lot better on groomers than in bumps.

Pretty mediocre bump skiing.

 

A bit harsh, methinks, but then beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, so to each his own.

 

I love that skiing, and would aspire to it! He's like a dolphin playing in waves - fluid and full of joy!

post #47 of 49
you're right, still good skier, and he may be demonstrating different lines, bmost of which I didn't like.

I personally like the feeling of the bumps pushing my knees close to my chest, and simultaneously changing edges and slightly pivoting to start the next turn.

He was more actively turning between bumps, emulating what you would do on a groomer.
post #48 of 49
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

What's happened to Sebastien Michel? Don't see his vids much anymore.
I agree, I prefer his skiing.

Dunno. More SM would be nice to see.

I like both SM & JF vids. All good.
post #49 of 49

gut , beide, Jfb make ski harb style ski, Michel dynamisch, zwei kanadisch quebecois think ja, gut style,

 

 

 

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