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post #1 of 19
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Constructive advice only please!!
post #2 of 19
Is it telemark, the picture is unclear. The only thing I can get from this picture is that the hips are dropped out of the power position. Everything else would be speculation.
post #3 of 19
that fella is in a perilous state, clearly pitching toward the snow headlong. he looks remarkably like Lee Lau, Esq.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Here's the before sequence

post #5 of 19
I can't find any faults....


If you are trying to initiate the perfect face-plant.
post #6 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Betaracer
I can't find any faults....


If you are trying to initiate the perfect face-plant.
Oh if I only had Tm:Ex's
post #7 of 19
Yep. He's goin' over the handlebars.
post #8 of 19
The tracks in the longer shot show Z-turns. Are you hurrying the turn entry? I'm uncertain about tele technique except that all the beautifully smooth and flowing tele folks I've enjoyed watching seem to make rounder turns than those. Maybe it's the snow condition?
post #9 of 19
Now that I know its tele and I have a before sequence I can take a stab at it.

This is the classic, "you're to tired" face plant. A lack of extension on the rear foot and the resultant lack of center of mass movement causes the typical alpine shuffle. This is followed by the hips falling back and lack of proper weighting of the rear ski. The rear ski starts to break into a wedge and the body begins to bank as a result. This continues into the classic rear foot gets behind, one hand goes up, one hand goes down and an unceremonious spiralling dump is the result. Snow ends up in places you did not know were vulnerable and you do not spring back up and get on your feet.

I have a few of them on video at ESA 1 after I got very tired. As a result I have switched skis and now know why everyone else was on Hammer Heads.
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson
The tracks in the longer shot show Z-turns. Are you hurrying the turn entry? I'm uncertain about tele technique except that all the beautifully smooth and flowing tele folks I've enjoyed watching seem to make rounder turns than those. Maybe it's the snow condition?
Kneale, my guess would be that he's skiing a bit of a gully. The light is so flat it's hard to tell, but those turns have the look of turns initiated up along the side of a gully, leading to a looping move back down into the gut.

Just my thoughts.

Bob
post #11 of 19
can't you see the beer covered in the snow? he's just trying to reach it with his left hand
post #12 of 19
This one is easy, its just an unpredictable uphill due to bad snow and visibility conditions....
post #13 of 19
EJECT! EJECT! EJECT!

J/K Seriously,you're pretty brave to post that. It looks like fun....

L
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the comments. I posted the pic as a bit of a lark. Its a north facing slope later in the day and about a 40 - 45 degree pitch measured with an inclinometer. Super stable after a couple of weeks of isothermic conditions. The light is flat and the turns look z-shaped because of the angle of the picture. I wouldn't say they're the best turns but the snow was decent so any fault was my own.

The fall was due to an unexpected rise in the bottom of the run. I didn't see it and couldn't absorb quick enough with the front leg without driving my knee into my chin and pitched forward but no harm done.

This is what it looks like from the side of the slope

post #15 of 19
Clearly the poster is only skiing on one ski.

The poster should consider that skiing is an expensive, but enjoyable sport, and next time purchase both skis at the swap meet.

Frankly, I am amazed at the posters ability to swap which foot the ski is on between turns.

I think the posters friend is following a bad example becuase she clearly has NO skis : . Can we help her out and a least donate a pair of old ones?
post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeLau


Constructive advice only please!!
What's to critique...that is a classic headshot position. My only constructive criticism would be to buy a helmet.
post #17 of 19
anyone else read Kristen Ulmers article in the last SKIER magazine?
post #18 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by waxman
anyone else read Kristen Ulmers article in the last SKIER magazine?
She writes something like that every year. I know the Baker crowd and the best Baker tele'ers are something else to see. Methinks she's using a bit of poetic license
post #19 of 19
Come on now folks----he said constructive comments only------

THERE IS SNOW IN THE PHOTO !
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