See how wide those hands are? You don't do this in all of the clips. But in all of the clips there is an opportunity for more effective pole touches. First off, your poles look way too long. Hopefully, stopping the hip bending for absorption will help that. Next, having your hands that wide apart makes it easier for a hand to get pulled back after a pole touch. That's causing some problems - one of which leads to the foot shoving as an effective recovery. One thing you can work on is getting your hands closer together and keeping both in front at all times. If you focusing on using your wrists to move the "thumb up" to prepare for a pole touch and "thumb down" to execute the touch and execute the touches on the backsides of the bump this might help. I've seen advice to stab the tops of the bumps or stab the face of the bumps - so I don't want to say that stabbing the back sides is the "right" technique. I'm just saying this focus should help you develop more discipline with your touches and prepare you to get more ski tip edge to snow contact on the back sides of the bumps. With more shape in that part of the turn, you'll find yourself shoving the feet out less and I suspect that slight stemming will disappear.
That's my theory and I'm sticking to it and I'm willing to bet there will be lots more offered to chew on.
I've been resisting the "quiet hands" approach, but I've finally given in not long ago. The main problem is that I end up putting weight on the pole plant which is sometimes disastrous. So, I agree with much of the criticism. Though, I think some of the wide hands is just a video perspective issue. It's not usual to see videos from that perspective of mogul skiers on real moguls. Check out this video of Moseley at 3:04. There's actually allot of similar look in regards to things that you might think to criticize if it wasn't Moseley. Regardless, my goals are to develop better pole planting and eliminate the stemming.
Sorry Mr. E. My bad. I thought I saw the bend at the hip in other places in the video:
Maybe, like Trump, I didn't think that much of the wall that was already there. Flex at the hips, knees and ankles are interrelated. Too much or too little at one joint must be made up for in another joint. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. Good luck.
I pride myself in absorbing well in the legs and not the back, better than most people I see. I know this, because years ago, I didn't do this, such as those two clips at the end from 11 years ago, but these days unless it's a blunder, or a bizarre feature, I have pretty good posture.
Rusty, do you have a bump video that I could take a look at to see where you're coming from?