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post #1 of 12
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sometimes video speaks volumes all by itself.

http://media.putfile.com/2006-ski-clips

Thanks to www.putfile.com for the great free hosting service.
post #2 of 12
Is that Galactic before the Skynyrd? Looks like you were having a hell of a good time...
post #3 of 12
Great inspiration to watch, and a good production.
We cracked up when he heard your buddy chuckle as you headed for the branches, shadenfreude is a true joy. . .

Thanks.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by jstraw
Is that Galactic before the Skynyrd?
No. That was Beastie Boys, POW from Check Your Head album.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Traverser
We cracked up when he heard your buddy chuckle as you headed for the branches, shadenfreude is a true joy. . .

Thanks.
I had to include that as evidence that tree's always win.
post #6 of 12
marmot,

I'm certainly not one to talk but look back over your video and check hip position.

I think your tails are releasing prematurely (i.e. skidding out) primarily since you're letting your hips face in same direction as knees / thighs (mostly when in more difficult situations). Try and keep hips facing more downhill but allow thighs, etc. to turn as much as needed to check speed.

Heck you got more guts than me putting the video out there in first place. Have fun. Must be nice to still ski; I'm swatting mosquitoes while mowing lawn!
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by srharv
marmot,

I'm certainly not one to talk but look back over your video and check hip position.

I think your tails are releasing prematurely (i.e. skidding out) primarily since you're letting your hips face in same direction as knees / thighs (mostly when in more difficult situations). Try and keep hips facing more downhill but allow thighs, etc. to turn as much as needed to check speed.

Heck you got more guts than me putting the video out there in first place. Have fun. Must be nice to still ski; I'm swatting mosquitoes while mowing lawn!
Thanks I will analyse this more at home on my AVI quality version. I tried to keep that in mind, but I took a different approach somewhat this year and just skied as it naturally came to me, rather than really working hard on being correct, I decided to let the natural show, so I could "see' what I need to correct.

I took my training time, to forcefully and agressively work on things then when I went mountain skiing I just skied and let what happened happen.

I really wish more people would post their vids and forget about what others may say. The real people here (vast majority)that want to help are more than happy to hand out great info, which has done me some real good so far this year. The others that just want to show off how much better of a skier they are than me I don't pay much attention to. Secondly there isn't much anyone can say that would hurt my feelings. I am my own worst critic.

If I was as good as them I wouldn't be posting video to get help with would I. LOL
post #8 of 12
Hey Mark,,
Great skiing man!!,, makes me want to head to jasper again.. (did you film all of that at marmot, i thought i spotted some other stuff but not 2 sure)
i know what you mean about just skiing naturally and letting %&it flow,, i took some courses last year and it really got me thinking about technique and getting every turn right (which can get dull),, but this year i just tried to get better at skiing faster and skiing in bad light/conditions,, so at times i found myself ignoring technique a lil bit and just doing whatever works for the situation. I found there are definetly things too be learned from both ways of skiing,,,and i am having a blast this year,, even though ive had a couple of pretty serious yard sales,, what the hell those can be fun too
Matt
post #9 of 12
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Jimmy, good eye bud, some was Marmot (clips with some snow accumulation) the other was Sunshine.

There is something to be said about just skiing and having fun and doing whatever makes the body feel good, to heck with how it looks. We can't all be porn stars but we can still get some.

Yard sales, well... I have been lucky the last few years but I am starting to push it like I did many years ago and I keep waiting for mine to come. They just wake you up and remind you to "pay attention stupid" LOL

My physical strength has been lower the last few years and I was taking it easier because of it but this year I hit the gym before season and lots of skiing did wonders for legs and muscles. I am in the best shape I have been for years and this summer will have lots of cycling and hittin the gym before next year again. I forgot how nice it is to ski while in shape. LOL

We should hook up next year, heck even this year the "shine" is killin it for snow levels this year. June? I'm thinking begining of May anyway.
post #10 of 12
It looks like you handled, in some cases, some tougher snow conditions. Also, it looks like you needlessly cut between two skiers on at least one occasion (near the end of the video) and maybe early too. And you were not going slow. Did they curse you?
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Billiam
It looks like you handled, in some cases, some tougher snow conditions. Also, it looks like you needlessly cut between two skiers on at least one occasion (near the end of the video) and maybe early too. And you were not going slow. Did they curse you?
Ah yes the dreaded bottleneck at Sunshine. This area takes one from one pitch down a long cat track to the next pitch. It appears I was going fast and it seemed rude and inappropriate but..... I always very loudly yell to inform people I am comming IE Comming through, On you Right, on your left etc...... Looked bad but really wasn't. IN between was the safest route as to the left is another run comming into the cat track and if you go high there there is no options to avoid people. To the right is a snow fence and like tree's snow fences always win.

After ski patrolling for 5 years you learn how easy accidents can happen and how serious the little things can be. That situation there was lots of room for all three of us and I did take the safest path for their safety.
post #12 of 12
since I wasn't there, and since I have never skied there, I accept and understand your explanation. From here, it looked like you cut it kind of close, but I am 1200 miles away.
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