Thanks Chris, good to meet you as well. They had dark green rugs in the hotel so no explicit evidence (grease drips), hee.
Why was I impressed with the videos?
- Super focus and image quality in spite of crowded runs, other skiers constantly intruding into the sight line, constant misting, fog and wintry mix.
- Very good transitions, especially close-in. There were three sequences where I was able to see ski and skier close up for several frames (and thereby notice more of my bad habits as well as observe flawed gear). If one's told a ski is rot, it's always better to see the evidence on video
- There was some indication of what the terrain actually looked like underneath the skier even in light as flat as it was on Saturday.
- The video completely disagreed with my own impression/self image on the first day. Being able to ascribe a correct self-image to the first-person sensations certainly helped explain the posture cues Stu was trying to give us, especially with the one-footed work.
I didn't see much of the other groups' video; what little I did see was very interesting in regard the coaches' comments and differences of style. Heh, if they could be all compiled onto DVD with a coaches' commentary, now that would be something indeed! M'be for ESA?