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One Of The Neatest Ski Videos Ever

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

I absolutely was mesmerized by this Youtube video. Beautiful skiing, and music.

 

http://youtu.be/DLVJlI5p4g8

post #2 of 23

I'm just not seeing what your seeing.  It's decent skiing I guess, but at any speed it's not really that inspiring, even for carving groomers.   Considering the really great frontside demo videos that have been haunting the forums for the last few months, this one isn't up to snuff.  

 

But, to each his own. 

post #3 of 23
That was terrible, I'm not even sure I know what I just watched. Was it a commercial for a mountain? Their lesson program??? The skiing wasn't really that great....
post #4 of 23
It's like Rookie Acadmy I guess but in Hungary?
I feel like we've seen one before like that.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

Wow-are we really to the point where we can't enjoy good, flowing skiing-put to beautiful music-without critique?  Could I do a nit-pic MA on this video? Sure-but why would I want to?

post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by skiteebow View Post

Wow-are we really to the point where we can't enjoy good, flowing skiing-put to beautiful music-without critique?  Could I do a nit-pic MA on this video? Sure-but why would I want to?

No, we're not at that point, I think we all very much enjoy good, flowing skiing put to beautiful music.  We didn't enjoy this pedestrian video and the tinny-sounding recording of Bolero.   

post #7 of 23

skiteebow,  I kind of agree with Liam, and I think your thread title contributed to our reactions. 

 

The skiing is good, but not great, there's really nothing that neat about it.  I love slow motion carving videos.  This one did nothing for me.

post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 

OK-tough crowd!  I give up, and I'm going skiing.:)

post #9 of 23
Originally Posted by skiteebow View Post

OK-tough crowd!  I give up, and I'm going skiing.:)

I love the music in the video.  The music people usually choose is awful.  

I'm not fond of the POV sections.

 

There's a collective memory you may be unaware of that may be feeding into some of the responses your video is getting.  

This last summer there was a thread (can't remember the title of it) that got into MA of a slo-mo Euro video about carving.  

The Epic locals tore up that skier as a park-n-rider.  Here's the video from that thread. 

Your guys don't carve this way, though.

 

 


Edited by LiquidFeet - 1/21/15 at 9:33am
post #10 of 23
The skiing is fine... The editing and music kind of obviate all the good intentions.
post #11 of 23

LF,

 

I think everyone was saying the video was 'ok' or 'fine' and that there is nothing wrong with the skiing.  

 

But, the thread title employed a superlative followed by the term:…EVER in a public instructional forum where dozens if not many dozens of great videos have already been posted.  

 

Sorry, the bar is a little higher, I took the OP at their word and was disappointed. I think of the hours and hours of ski videos I've watched over the years online that may have been one of the more unremarkable 3 minutes and 13 seconds of digital skiing.  

post #12 of 23

Zzzzzzzzz.....

post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 

Ok-back from skiing, and I feel better (as usual). I do see the points many of you are making. I was attracted to the video because I often find it difficult to explain to non-skiers the joys of skiing. I thought that this video portrayed  some of that joy. Also, the first three words in the video are; "we love skiing" (who on this forum wants to argue with that?). Finally,  Ravel's Bolero has always been one of my favorite classical pieces. So....let peace break out in the valley again. :D

post #14 of 23
The youtube style title didn't help.
post #15 of 23

The OP might enjoy this video.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCgiC8P1fBI

 

Torville and Dean won the gold in ice dancing while skating to Bolero.

post #16 of 23
Alright all you fuddy-duddies (sp?), I won't comment on the technical aspect of the skiers in this video, but I'm standing in solidarity with skiteebow on this one-- I like it too. It does have a certain "something" that I enjoy, so nah! tongue.gif

zenny
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 

"The youtube style title didn't help."

 

 

Yep-I get it!:beercheer:

post #18 of 23

Yeah, Ravel is a lot more interesting than Metallica. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #19 of 23
The video makes me want to go find my Cybervision Skiing Video from the 80's! Anybody know what I am referencing or am Hi that old and out dated.

Was it Jan's Husted (sp) and I can't remember the other guy skiing in tandem on K2 KVC 's and while Nordica 981 boots I think in matching stretch pants and sweaters.

Anyway, flashing forward to the here and now, where can I get a pair of those ski pants the guys in the video were sporting? As for the skiing, I liked it because it looked like it was achievable for mere mortals. Whether it is good skiing or not I will leave to the experts.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post

The video makes me want to go find my Cybervision Skiing Video from the 80's! Anybody know what I am referencing or am Hi that old and out dated.

Was it Jan's Husted (sp) and I can't remember the other guy skiing in tandem on K2 KVC 's and while Nordica 981 boots I think in matching stretch pants and sweaters.

Anyway, flashing forward to the here and now, where can I get a pair of those ski pants the guys in the video were sporting? As for the skiing, I liked it because it looked like it was achievable for mere mortals. Whether it is good skiing or not I will leave to the experts.
The beginning of that Sybervision with JC Killy skiing powder at Beaver Creek remains one of the great rec skiing film clips ever. Just beautiful.

Jens Husted and Chris Ryman were the others. I just posted it recently. There's an odd version on the net from vhs but didn't have the Killy intro. The JC Killy part is on youtube but no piano music which is very unfortunate.
JClaude makes a bunch of mistakes. I think the overall though is very accessable to average skier aspirations.

I think that skiing of Husted, Ryman remains excellent. They were on straights but with a little change becomes very modern.
post #21 of 23

But the skiing isn't OK.  Inclination.  Too much weight on the inside ski.  Inside foot too far forward.  Bad pants.  On that silky corduroy, the skiing should have been perfect.

post #22 of 23
Good skiers, but it just looks like their not that into it?
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

Good skiers, but it just looks like their not that into it?

 

Maybe because they're bored skiing on 20 degree groomers?

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