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