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post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
Not that I am necessarily right; but I plant towards the top of the facing bump, not on the back side.

Also, if by "block" you mean a stopping action - then I do block. I use the pole plant as a check, even in the zipper.

For me, I find that standing tall make a big difference. It's part of the mind set that I use to start a line. Again, it works for me, but it may not be right - stand tall and face the fall line, right from the start.
for me, blocking is a big no no
you want to plant the pole on the downhill side of the bump, or even if on the uphill side, it shouldnt be a blocking action

i tried going from blocking to downhill side poling and it improved by bump skills tremendously--it was one of those eureka! moments

try it
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by bobbutts View Post
learn how to find a "line" down the run. One way is to visualize dumping a bucket of paint down the mogul field. It will flow down your line.
commit to the line and stay in it. Don't bother going down the run if you are not in a line. Your 2 modes are stopped or in the line. At first you may only make it a turn or 2.. repeat
what happens when there is no obvisous line? there is such thing as bump skiing when not zipperlining...
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
what happens when there is no obvisous line? there is such thing as bump skiing when not zipperlining...
Sometimes you can't see over that next bump. Finding the right line and then skiing it effectively are not distinct problems. It is two sides of the same coin. That is why good bump skiing takes so much practice to develop.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Sometimes you can't see over that next bump. Finding the right line and then skiing it effectively are not distinct problems. It is two sides of the same coin. That is why good bump skiing takes so much practice to develop.
Vison up... throw in some extra turns.

BTW tromano, I am from the same basic geographical area as you... where do you usually ski? I have a season pass at the 3 locals but have been spending most of my time at RT, since the bumps on Upper Lafayette's and lower Gunbarrel have been great. Was at WT a lot earlier this year when Ex was good. Lib has been really bad as far as bumps this year... only been there a couple of times this year.

cj
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