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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by therusty View Post

Good brute force soft bump bashing. Quite effective. Lots of fun. Pass level 2 PSIA. Won't pass level 3 because they are looking for more versatility and finesse. (But who cares)
I don't know PSIA. But I have seen plenty of East coast Level IIIs that could not ski as well as this video.

I didn't see conditions like that in the bumps all season!
post #32 of 47
Man those bumps are really close together...and what were those little things on your feet

Just kidding Phil, I think you looked great. I like how your hands are really tight with your body - nice compact jabs leading the way. My biggest problem in bumps (other than my uber long legs) is I get behind with my hands and flail them a bit - that throws my in the backseat sometimes.

The only thing I might instruct you to do (I'm no instructor and I've never had a lesson so take this with a grain of salt) is IF you want to go faster I would say perhaps stand a bit taller before you hit the bumps (aka extend a bit more down the backs and into the troughs) - it'll give you more room to absorb the bump and should smooth things out and help you carry more speed. But I'm sure you already knew that and were just having fun bashing the bumps out of the way!
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by X-EastCoaster View Post
Man those bumps are really close together...and what were those little things on your feet
...clown shoes .
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by X-EastCoaster View Post
Man those bumps are really close together...and what were those little things on your feet

Just kidding Phil, I think you looked great. I like how your hands are really tight with your body - nice compact jabs leading the way. My biggest problem in bumps (other than my uber long legs) is I get behind with my hands and flail them a bit - that throws my in the backseat sometimes.

The only thing I might instruct you to do (I'm no instructor and I've never had a lesson so take this with a grain of salt) is IF you want to go faster I would say perhaps stand a bit taller before you hit the bumps (aka extend a bit more down the backs and into the troughs) - it'll give you more room to absorb the bump and should smooth things out and help you carry more speed. But I'm sure you already knew that and were just having fun bashing the bumps out of the way!
I am able to control speed with my hands and pole planting. If I want to slow down, I plant the pole on the uphill side of the mogul and absorb with it. If I want to speed up, I will plant on the top of the mogul and "shift" it forward i.e. shifting a car from second to third.

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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
...clown shoes .
A common mistake...the are Metrons.

Dan D..
do you have a critique? I know this is not PMT (Pro Mogul Tour) type mogul skiing, what do you see that I can work on?
post #35 of 47
I cannot get it to play (using an iMac at the moment) anyway a .wmv or .mov version could appear?
post #36 of 47
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I cannot get it to play (using an iMac at the moment) anyway a .wmv or .mov version could appear?
Did you read the whole thread? We had a lot of trouble with it. The original file was not in a format that Macs would tolerate. I posted it on a streaming video site, and that might fix it... but I have had Mac users say that didn't help. There were however a few codec downloads on the first page. If you have media player those might be useful to you...

Later

GREG
post #37 of 47
I'm unable to access this video. Video is the best way to improve yourself. I would love to continue Phil's thread with video analysis by critqueing each other throughout the 2006-07 season. I am not an instructor or a coach, unfortunetly I find PSIA instructors to be a crap shot in terms of quality instruction. Let's work together.
post #38 of 47
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I'm unable to access this video.
There is another video link there now. Try that.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by jsul185 View Post
I'm unable to access this video. Video is the best way to improve yourself. I would love to continue Phil's thread with video analysis by critqueing each other throughout the 2006-07 season. I am not an instructor or a coach, unfortunetly I find PSIA instructors to be a crap shot in terms of quality instruction. Let's work together.
You are welcome to post here in the Technique forum at any time, creating your own threads for analysis from others. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
post #40 of 47
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... I am not an instructor or a coach, unfortunetly I find PSIA instructors to be a crap shot in terms of quality instruction.
Welcome to EpicSki, jsul185

I'm not a coach or instructor either. There are some pretty good ones that frequent this board Don't hold it against them that they're PSIA

Throw your video up and give them a chance!

Chris
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
There is another video link there now. Try that.
I can't play either on either of my Macs...
post #42 of 47
That's strange, ssh. I had no trouble watching them 2nd link on my Powerbook. Do you have the Flip-4-Mac plugin for WMP?
post #43 of 47
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That's strange, ssh. I had no trouble watching them 2nd link on my Powerbook. Do you have the Flip-4-Mac plugin for WMP?
Yep. I get sound, but no video.
post #44 of 47
I guess that's the sound track. I have noise, no picture, MacBook OS X 10.4.7. Tried to install DivX and Flip-4-Mac. I'm "advanced beginner" on computers, so I wasn't suprised it didn't work...
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
Yep. I get sound, but no video.
That's what I had yesterday with:
iMac running OS X 10.4.7
Flip4Mac 2.1.0.33 (Free version)
QuickTime v7.1.2 (Not PRO)
Installed DivX free version

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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
I guess that's the sound track. I have noise, no picture, MacBook OS X 10.4.7. Tried to install DivX and Flip-4-Mac. I'm "advanced beginner" on computers, so I wasn't suprised it didn't work...
Today I upgraded to QuickTime Pro and Flip4Mac Studio for other reasons; now the second link works. First link is still noise and no picture.

Cool video Phil, neat how you emerge outa the cloud! I like how you keep your poles going.
post #46 of 47
based on this short clip, here's my non-professional take: it looks like you're a very athletic skier. pounding the bumps like this takes a ton of strength but (1) it's pretty tough on the joints and lower back and (2) it's less effective in firm/icy conditions. i'd just suggest you work on applying a little more A&E. try to maintain more even pressure on the snow rather than using an abrupt speed check on the bump face. anyway, just my $0.02. nice skiing!
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by Happy Madison View Post
based on this short clip, here's my non-professional take: it looks like you're a very athletic skier. pounding the bumps like this takes a ton of strength but (1) it's pretty tough on the joints and lower back and (2) it's less effective in firm/icy conditions. i'd just suggest you work on applying a little more A&E. try to maintain more even pressure on the snow rather than using an abrupt speed check on the bump face. anyway, just my $0.02. nice skiing!
Thanks Happy. The bumps were soft, believe me..if they were hard icy ones..I would have skied they 100% different, carving through them keeping my ski contact with the snow.
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