Today was truly a breakthrough day. I haven't been skiing bumps very well...ever...and although it may seem like a dumb/ obvious thing to you bump pro's, it was a real eureka! moment for me. Basically, I've been working on black bump runs and had little trouble with absorption while traversing...but was always wary of pointing a little further downhill. Due to this, turning oportunities (although present) were hard to take advantage of (imagine traversing a bump run, and then trying to pivot almost 180 degrees while trying to use the inside foot wherever you want on the run). Well, today, feeling a little ambitious, and with some coaxing from a fellow instructor (LII), i started attacking the fall line a little more and voila....so much easier to engage the new inside foot around the bumps..and tons more turning opportunitied opened themselves up...and pole plants worked now. Anyway, i am elated, lots more work to be done to gain experience/better form/ better fluidity etc etc. but just wanted to share this breakthrough.
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3/2/05 at 12:07pm