Originally Posted by doublediamond223
This thread is just basically based on my curiosity. I have no idea what level I am, as I am a 9 on hardpack, and am sure on that given my race training. What's funny and embarassing is that I can barely get down a tight mogul field. Anything else is easy, I just never learned to do moguls. What does that make me?
It makes you ripe to become a mogul buster? I believe Glenn Plake said something to the effect that if you want to find the best skiers, look in the mogul fields. Well, I don't know if that's true, but everything has become easier for me since I developed some moderate proficiency in the bumps.
I used to be terrible at them, but I struggled and sweated until the skills I had on-piste branched out into various techniques for handling moguls. Now I seek out the bumps. If you are a good skier on everything else, all it takes is the determination to add moguls to your skills (and the willingness to suffer through the awkwardness of learning something new and difficult).
I may be wrong, but it seems to me if you were using racing skis (stiff with deep sidecut) in moguls, that could present some difficulty. Of course I'm no expert, but I remember reading somewhere that a shallower sidecut is desireable for mogul skiing, not to mention soft tips.
The Steel Junkie