Leaving in a few hours for 5 days of fun on the slopes, so priority will dictate some absent time from this thread.
Look forward to an idea or two left by others.
So for today just a quickie:
Hopping is frowned upon. At least that has been my experience, and most often from high level skiers, some being instructors whom I am acquainted or friendly with. But I really don't care. Whether for purpose of directional change with minimal movement or just the exhilaration of compressing momentarily into something soft, (come on now stay focused) for me hopping is a vice I would rather not surrender. I call it a "stutter stop." Therein also lies the beauty of doing something no one else does, (at least in my narrow world of friends) you can name it. I'm not talking about big air of course, just after an abrupt stop, a quick hop (1"?) to swing both skis into position for an upcoming terrain change. Most often done at the top of a mogul.
In the gym: sets of 12 hops onto a 12-18" bench eventually right after let's say a set of dead lifts or squats (no rest between) to activate anaerobic conditioning.
P.S. Come to find out, the ridicule I receive was after said instructors girlfriend gushed about my style/grace!
Edited by JSLincks - 1/14/15 at 6:52am