Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Nice post Disski.
That is exactly what I mean about moving past the theories. To reach the next level it is important that you are willfully invested in the performance aspect. To be conciously competent you need to know what you are doing and you need to actually do it. When "doing it" is the primary focus you transcend the all the mental constipation.
That said, as far as the bumps go, one more thing that worked for me as far as watching and learning and keeping my eyes a few bumps ahead and my body out of the backseat:
Skied following a terrific instructor through the bumps. (Great mogul skier, btw, so I was learning a lot just by following his line and his skiing.) Every few seconds, he'd yell, "how many fingers?" and hold up his hand. So I was following him, watching him, not looking at my feet, having to stay alert, but also having to do something that kept my mind off of obessessing about my own feelings of incompetence in the bumps, which, yes, I sometimes have, especially in the presence of a great bump skier. . .
We'd talked about line beforehand, and also about a few more technical things (like making quick directional changes on a flat ski), but I was in the moment, trying to follow his line and watch his hands.