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Originally Posted by nemesis256 View Post

 I'm wondering if he's capable of doing a lot of the things you guys are talking about. He might not be able to angulate very much with limited mobility. Upper lower body separation should be possible, just not at a 90° angle like I explained earlier.

Is there anything else that may help them with 1 inch of powder/crud? He says his skis get deflected to the side, which is why I think carving would help since it can then cut through. He also gets defensive in these conditions and ends up in the backseat.


The crappy rental skis don't help, but 1 inch should be doable. Tried it myself, it was just a bumpy ride.

doctor 1: "The patient is not breathing and his heart has stopped."
doctor2 : "What else is wrong with him?"

Good feedback for this so far. The skiing is so fundanentally problematic that crud will be tough as will powder and he's not young enough to muscle through it with inefficient technique.
As far as finishing turns on boring terrain well people do get good at this style. I've seen people drifting similar to this down White Heat at Sunday River which is quite steep. There's no incentive to do anything else till something comes along - like crud.
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post


It seems youre still not understanding what's being said. LF nailed it. Hire her to sort it out. Bottom line is we ski primary from our feet. Until that happens, your friend will pretty much be relegated to upper body gymnastics to make his skis work. Many skiers do this happily for decades and accept their limitations and others are athletic enough to build pretty darn good compensatory skill sets, but your friend is early along enough in the process to avoid having to unlearn poor habits and inefficient movement patterns. It's easy to ski for the feet once we accept how much more difficult it is using gross motor movements in our upper body. It also helps us continue to ski for more hours in a day and at higher levels as we age.

You just drew the line between advanced intermediate and expert skiers.

 

On the flats speed compenstates for form while the steeps and bumps expose the utter inability to actually make the movements that skiing consists of, bravo.:deadhorse:

 

A dead horse that deserves a whipping.

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