Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles)
Could you elaborate on this?
(you're really cranking up the number of posts over here in the technique forum, what's up with that?)
Ok, first, about groomers being more like off piste than moguls. I guess that is not nessecarily true for everyone, but for the skiers I think are good, and for the way I like to ski steeps, which is as fast I can without wetting myself, the technique seems fairly similar.
Appart from the schmear turn in powder, if you look at big mountain skiers, makign big fluid turns down steeps, they are arcing thier turns like a racer would. Maybe this is just because I used to race, and now really love steep off piste, and have never really been a fan of moguls, but they feel similar to me.
Like I said, that is just one style of skiing powder, shorter turns, like figure 8 style, you porpoise more, whereas what I was talking about, once you get some speed, you are more on the surface.
As for your second point, well, technique anylisys is the one thing TGR really does not have. The maggots seem to more just rip it without anylyzing technique, which is cool, I don't want to spend every chairlift ride beating it to death, but since I don't have a coach or anything, I do spend a decent amount of time trying to pinpoint my own weakness' and bad habits.
I guess talking to others about it, you realize things you have been thinking too.
EDIT: heh, maybe the short answer for your second question is that I hate the place I am living now, and since I live three blocks away from campus (I'm in college) I am spending WAY too much time in the library "studying".
My post count at TGR has friggen skyrocketed too.