Originally Posted by Nailbender
I did like that. I thought the best part of Bode's mogul skiing was his committed rythym and line, he kept linking turns regardless of the terrain.
Lots of good stuff in those quick sections, but consistently lacking shovel edge pressure.
I wasn't so keen on the "shopping for a better line" tip either, but hey, he's controversial.
He certainly can hold a fall line down a Black, nice find.
Hold the fall line...
there are different perceptions of that,
I will never forget following Ralves into Chute 75 at SV on a bumped up day, me turning on every bump, dialing my entry for the key few entry turns that are really steep (for me), as Darren goes flyin' by me in the air, 3 bumps, contact redirect... and as I hit my spot at the entry, he was gone, 10 turns and out, 1500 ft of bumps, definitely fall line, and more black then anything god every imagined to give sun valley, in my memory.
but, I do know what you are saying.
so much of it is the blend of skills, racers hate the choices and moves that it takes to make the turns that win world cup bump contest, or keep them in the line Nail would want to be their test, once again a perceptual thing. they feel it cheapens the turn.
also agree w/ the h2nosnow, not all racers ski bumps well, often great racers come from little mtns, where they are focused on gates, and don't have real terrain, good for their focus, less distractions. racers that come from mtns w/ steep bumps runs can ski 'em imo.