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Skiing on ski boots instead of skis works, but only if the snow isn't deep.  In deeper snow your feet sink in and you quickly discover you can't run (move your feet) as fast as you can ski.

post #272 of 282
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Skiing on ski boots instead of skis works, but only if the snow isn't deep.  In deeper snow your feet sink in and you quickly discover you can't run (move your feet) as fast as you can ski.

Not true if the slope is steep enough. A different friend of mine skied down the headwall of the lower saddle of the Grand Teton in his climbing boots in soft, rotten snow, but that's at least a 45 degree slope. (I, OTOH, tried a sitting glissade, got going way too fast, was blinded by the 20 foot rooster tail coming off my boots, and missed a 15 foot boulder by a few feet.) 

post #273 of 282
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Skiing on ski boots instead of skis works, but only if the snow isn't deep.  In deeper snow your feet sink in and you quickly discover you can't run (move your feet) as fast as you can ski.

Not true if the slope is steep enough. A different friend of mine skied down the headwall of the lower saddle of the Grand Teton in his climbing boots in soft, rotten snow, but that's at least a 45 degree slope. (I, OTOH, tried a sitting glissade, got going way too fast, was blinded by the 20 foot rooster tail coming off my boots, and missed a 15 foot boulder by a few feet.) 


Yeah, about 45 degrees or more could be possible, depending on speed and snow density.  Most slopes that folks ski on would result in post holing without skis though.  I do recall once making a three point landing in deep snow - post holed on the third touch down and then rolled.

post #274 of 282

OK nice post hole.

 

Expert falling - well maybe not an expert and definitely not an expert brain.

 

Super G race at Mammoth.  Running pretty good and at the finish line I (decided-thought-brain aneurysm) decided in a flash that I needed more speed to win.  So with my brain on hold I tried to skate at about 50 mph and fell (of course) and went through the light on my back.  this was very embarrassing.  Also lost Gold and got 2nd by .004 seconds.

 

FALLING brings back some interesting memories.

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OK nice post hole.

 

Expert falling - well maybe not an expert and definitely not an expert brain.

 

Super G race at Mammoth.  Running pretty good and at the finish line I (decided-thought-brain aneurysm) decided in a flash that I needed more speed to win.  So with my brain on hold I tried to skate at about 50 mph and fell (of course) and went through the light on my back.  this was very embarrassing.  Also lost Gold and got 2nd by .004 seconds.

 

FALLING brings back some interesting memories.


It's amazing the stupid things we attempt when our brains go on hold.

post #276 of 282

I got video of a nice fall of mine in a steep chute, and thought this would be a good place to post it.  :D  

 

Here's non-POV and POV video of me skiing two different chutes in Utah March 7th and 8th.  Unfortunately my buddy couldn't see me in the sun glare and shut off his camera before my fall in the second chute.  I got it on my helmet cam, though... and added slow-mo the end for dramatic effect.  :)

 

 

post #277 of 282

FIFY ;)

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I got video of a nice fall of mine in a steep chute, and thought this would be a good place to post it.  :D  

 

Here's non-POV and POV video of me skiing two different chutes in Utah March 7th and 8th.  Unfortunately my buddy couldn't see me in the sun glare and shut off his camera before my slow dog noodle in the second chute.  I got it on my helmet cam, though... and added slow-mo the end for dramatic effect.  :)

 

 

post #278 of 282
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 Unfortunately my buddy couldn't see me in the sun glare and shut off his camera before my fall in the second chute. 

 

This is pretty much the story of almost every (lame) attempt my friends and I have made at taking photos and/or video while skiing. It just takes a whole heck of a lot more time, focus (hah!), experience, intention, cooperation, and attention to equipment than we ever seem quite able to muster. I don't think I have enough digits on hands and feet combined to tell you the number of times someone has set up partway down the run while we all waited, then waved us on as we skied down one at a time, taking up probably an extra 15 minutes to do it all, only to hear the guy mutter as we got to the bottom, "Yeah, my battery ran out ten seconds into the first run." Or, he was standing in the middle of the trail expecting us to pass by him on skier left, only we all passed him on skier right, so we were behind his back. Doh! Or, name about a dozen other things that routinely go wrong when you have a bunch of photography monkeys like me trying to do this.

post #279 of 282
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FIFY ;)

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I got video of a nice fall of mine in a steep chute, and thought this would be a good place to post it.  :D  

 

Here's non-POV and POV video of me skiing two different chutes in Utah March 7th and 8th.  Unfortunately my buddy couldn't see me in the sun glare and shut off his camera before my slow dog noodle in the second chute.  I got it on my helmet cam, though... and added slow-mo the end for dramatic effect.  :)

 

Yep, I meant to do that.  :eek

 

There is, of course, a thread about the Slow Dog Noodle here that I had been brushing up on... and thought that was the perfect place practice.  :) 

post #280 of 282
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Or, name about a dozen other things that routinely go wrong when you have a bunch of photography monkeys like me trying to do this.

 

Like, taping over the wedding video.

post #281 of 282
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FIFY ;)

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Originally Posted by tball View Post
 

I got video of a nice fall of mine in a steep chute, and thought this would be a good place to post it.  :D  

 

Here's non-POV and POV video of me skiing two different chutes in Utah March 7th and 8th.  Unfortunately my buddy couldn't see me in the sun glare and shut off his camera before my slow dog noodle in the second chute.  I got it on my helmet cam, though... and added slow-mo the end for dramatic effect.  :)

 

Yep, I meant to do that.  :eek

 

There is, of course, a thread about the Slow Dog Noodle here that I had been brushing up on... and thought that was the perfect place practice.  :) 


Looks like you combined in a worm turn into the noodle!  Good work!:D

post #282 of 282
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 Unfortunately my buddy couldn't see me in the sun glare and shut off his camera before my fall in the second chute. 

 

This is pretty much the story of almost every (lame) attempt my friends and I have made at taking photos and/or video while skiing. It just takes a whole heck of a lot more time, focus (hah!), experience, intention, cooperation, and attention to equipment than we ever seem quite able to muster. I don't think I have enough digits on hands and feet combined to tell you the number of times someone has set up partway down the run while we all waited, then waved us on as we skied down one at a time, taking up probably an extra 15 minutes to do it all, only to hear the guy mutter as we got to the bottom, "Yeah, my battery ran out ten seconds into the first run." Or, he was standing in the middle of the trail expecting us to pass by him on skier left, only we all passed him on skier right, so we were behind his back. Doh! Or, name about a dozen other things that routinely go wrong when you have a bunch of photography monkeys like me trying to do this.

 

Yep.   Same buddy filmed the entire first day vertically.  :eek  I asked him nicely and he corrected that.  I still had to spend a half hour figuring out how to load and crop the first segment in the video, and it still looks like crap.

 

Credit to the @Ghost of Josh for posting this PSA long ago about the horrors of Vertical Video Syndrome:

 

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