Bob Peters is the only one that really get this...
I posted this up to show that great flawless technique is not necessary to ski very rough and tumble terrain. Stuff everyone forgets that is dorky instructor(yes there are undorky instructors) about like strength, snow sense, balance, conditioning,knowing you equipment, and overall confidence can go alot further than practicing short turns a groomer all day long.
On the ski choice we(collective LCC young hot shots
) use the longer fat skis cause they flat out work, anytime anywhere. Most of us never ski groomers by choice unless the off trail is so nasty that it hurts(like literally frozen coral reef I ll ski but my feet die in pain after a couple runs) to ski. Long straighter skis allow you to ski with confidence every where off trail. If it requires more work than who care you still going faster than some poor guy on his Metrons.
ok officially flaming my own thread now but hey kinda of your guys fault(exception Bob Peters, glytch and Borntooskis's first post that was quite useful info)
The terrain is steep and exposed a fall in conditions like this would hurt badly. There are rocks above and below the rock hop. The snow is anything but smooth. Slope is by most standards really steep like Bob said not quite 40 degree, and he has skied it before. He knows what its like to actually be there. This is what 'real" skier find fun.
The skier is not that young(28), been a LCC local for 5 years and I promise you would beat your butts with "inferior" technique all day long. I know i asked for technique help, but some of the comment about ski choice and how she should of skied are kinda of unfounded due to people on this board really not showing anything themselves.
Max and Borntoski I would love for you to come to snowbird and prove to me skinny short skis work off trail. At this point it not me being cocky its me being sick of peoples closed minds on what works off trail when they dont even ski there that much. Even if they do I never see any proof(online or in person).
Bob its thread like this that make me hope someday you can show me around Jackson Hole
, you WAY more sensible than the average bear.