Merry Xmas TDK6
Thanks for the input. I really do think more bears should expose their video as you guys can really find the things that matter to improve on.
Yes that was one day of skiing. We each have a vid cam and we have it down to a science. We leap frog. we have our cams on our chests, easy to get out use and put away. We use Two way radio's wired to our helmets and as soon as I stop I grab the cam get him in frame and radio him to go. We loose very little time now. A few years ago, we would get 5 mins of vid and hours of lost time. He is far better with the cam and has hours of vid of me now. I find the vid very helpfull over the last few years.
The cliff stuff I am just easing myself back into. I used to jump off lots of crazy stuff but it has been years and I don't have the legs I used to. Something about being in the air just makes me happy.
The last cliff my buddy told me over the radio to just "Hit it hard" but he has said that before and it not be to my liking. He certainly doesn't want to get me hurt and I trust him completely (20 years plus skiing together) but I have a rule I don't jump something I haven't inspected. A real bummer alot of times when he says it's safe, I pansy out and it is safe, but I am still here and so far no broken bones.
The first cliff back in the day I would huck that full tilt from the nice pointy lip that I went beside. in fact I destroyed a pair of skis off that lip. Snow colapsed when I hit it and it took a chunk out of the base about the size of a pack of smokes, beside the edge, and on landing it destroyed the edge. I still have those skis. mmmmm 200 cm Fisher RC4 Vacuum.
Poles yup, it's my mission to fix that this year along with lower body seperation and get the shoulders in check. The dragging is a ingrained bad habit I can't break. Perhaps you are right a day at the mountain without may be in order. (does that make me a snowboarder ?)
You mentioned elbows out more? It seems to me I have them too high and out already. Where should they be? Is there a easy reminder of where to put them to allow the rest to fall in place? vid link of good style?
I joined the Adult Masters racing club at our tiny local hill. No real racing but race training (GS and SL drills and gates) and first day he harped on me to stop banking.
Time and futher video's will tell but hopefully all the great info here will again go to good use as I think it did last year from posted vids and advice from yourself and others.
many thanks and another printing for the ski pocket.