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post #31 of 52
Hi, my name is Philippe, and I'm a skid too.
Before I joined Epic Ski, I thought it was ok to skid, that all the cool kids were doing it (the skid).
Then I read about Metrons, short shaped skis, rolling femurs in hip sockets and tipped little toes (something like that), how it was bad not to carve all the time, everywhere. And I was, like, wow, in awe.
Then I clicked into my long skis, and I started skidding again.

Help me !





Oh, and where did all the old metrons go ?
post #32 of 52
Whenever I hear a student discussing modern technique, I feel like I'm in drivers ed again.

"When I turn; I look in the mirrors, engage the turn indicator, I gently brake, I turn the steering wheel, then I accelerate..."

Holy crap, Doesn't anyone consider the best line and then plan a variety of turns to cover that terrain? I thought only intermediates obsessed about basic technique? When do these "carvers" actually begin skiing?

Michael
post #33 of 52
POTD^

carvers only skis on groomers in fact flat groomer cause that the only place they can do what they want all the time. Any place else they might have to do something else than carve so they wont go there.
post #34 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
Holy crap, Doesn't anyone consider the best line and then plan a variety of turns to cover that terrain? I thought only intermediates obsessed about basic technique? When do these "carvers" actually begin skiing?
Naw... what's the fun in that?



Let's go!
post #35 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin Bell View Post
Bob, to ski where you do, you must at least be capable of a "skilful skid"
http://www.j2ski.com/ski_technique/S..._Building.html
Heh.

Skidding is the one thing that I will 'fess up to being expert at.

post #36 of 52
I'm a skid, too. I use straight skis. Some would say that's cheating, but I don't care.
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Heh.

Skidding is the one thing that I will 'fess up to being expert at.

What's your best skid initiation move ? The pivot,unweighting or counter rotation ?
I might bet you just don't know for sure but when you need to skid it just happens. Unconcious mastery of the skid
Isn't a great skid a way to spray friends or instructors in clinics ? I've been skidding since the early 60's and it was my first go to move. Mom needed to know i could stop when I wanted to. A skid is the answer to the straightline entry to a lift line. That has the be the first go to move I learned.Why waste a life spent perfecting a great skid.
Skid on Bob P:
post #38 of 52
I have carved, and I have skiddeded . . . they both feel gooooood for their own reasons.

Judge me if thou willest, beeyotch . . . I'm merely a man.


Marcus
post #39 of 52
OMG, In an instructor clinic I was teaching, I had to teach other instructors how to skid b/c carving in the steep bumps didn't work for them. I feel like I am a pusher of the skid. The instructors were new to america and not good in english, so I desguised the word as a s l i d e. They learned how to slowely s l i d e down the big bumps and they had so much fun.

RW
post #40 of 52
Ron, Ron, Ron, not only are you a pusher, but you disguise it to get it over to your clients. Hmmm, we are both going to have to get into a 12 skid ... er ... step ... program to get over this.
post #41 of 52
I have an idea, how about a thousand step program done until there is only clean, crisp lines left in the snow. Oooh, fun in the bumps might have to wait.

RW
post #42 of 52
I come from a racing background, and a few years ago, I really thought that I should be carving all the time, every turn. Since then I've realized that although really being able to stand on an edge is one of the most important (and fun) techniques to master, its hardly all there is, or is needed.

Currently, I actually think that being able to make pow(d)erful controlled schmear turns at speed is something I need to get better at.
post #43 of 52

Bump for Throwback Thursday 

@Bob Peters 

This should be fun, considering the other skidding thread that was started by @Ghost  

post #44 of 52

I'm a skid but some folks call me "pallet" anyway.

post #45 of 52
Hi all.... I personally need to confess as well.... I am a renewed gaper that sometimes can carve but usually skids and at only 45 years old i am not afraid to admit that sometimes i am the guy on his butt/face/all the previous at three same time that all of you experts skid/carve around.... BUT I AM ALWAYS SMILING WHILE DOING IT...
post #46 of 52

<in unison> HI BOB!</in unison>

post #47 of 52

I skid, therefore I carve (pumpkins, turkeys, roasts, and occasionally ski turns).  

 

Good bump TC.

post #48 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

Bob, I know you're in JH but are you sure you're a skid?
http://www.thesnaz.com/2006/05/30/jackson-skids-part-1/
http://www.thesnaz.com/2006/11/14/ja...kids-part-two/

I mean, if you are, that's cool and everything but...I'm just sayin'...

Go to JH and follow Bob, I guarantee you will skid too!

 

12 step to recovery, six up the steps and six more to the bar stool.

post #49 of 52

Woody Allen said something to the effect that going both ways, "immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."  I am too old to worry about this stuff.   Stop worrying and just go down.  We'll see the best carving at Sochi next year.

post #50 of 52
Hi, my name is jareu, and I carve.

It all started in jan. 2012 when my wife informed me that I needed to get off my middle aged never ever butt and learn to ski because her kids were not going to grow up nonskiers in Utah. I soon recognized I would need professional help to have any hope of keeping up with my 6 yr. old, so I paid for private lessons. My instructors did a marvelous job getting me past pizzas and into French fries, then they told me my Z turns with skids were sub par and we worked and worked until I could carve the greens and some blues. I admit, it felt good and I was proud of my accomplishments.

Then came a chopped powder day towards the end of the 2013 season and for the first time I had reason to doubt my instructors, my effort, and my accomplishments. I hit bottom as my bottom kept hitting the snow. I felt betrayed.

I come before you today not to confess that I am a skidder, but that I am a wannabe skidder. If I have to go back to the skids (that I worked so hard to eradicate) in order to go forward, then I'm all in and hope you all will welcome me to the fellowship.

Hi, my name is jareu, and I wanna skid. I hope to see you soon on the bumps and in the powder.
post #51 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jareu View Post

Hi, my name is jareu, and I carve.

It all started in jan. 2012 when my wife informed me that I needed to get off my middle aged never ever butt and learn to ski because her kids were not going to grow up nonskiers in Utah. I soon recognized I would need professional help to have any hope of keeping up with my 6 yr. old, so I paid for private lessons. My instructors did a marvelous job getting me past pizzas and into French fries, then they told me my Z turns with skids were sub par and we worked and worked until I could carve the greens and some blues. I admit, it felt good and I was proud of my accomplishments.

Then came a chopped powder day towards the end of the 2013 season and for the first time I had reason to doubt my instructors, my effort, and my accomplishments. I hit bottom as my bottom kept hitting the snow. I felt betrayed.

I come before you today not to confess that I am a skidder, but that I am a wannabe skidder. If I have to go back to the skids (that I worked so hard to eradicate) in order to go forward, then I'm all in and hope you all will welcome me to the fellowship.

Hi, my name is jareu, and I wanna skid. I hope to see you soon on the bumps and in the powder.

Jareu, are you on spatulas?

I don't thing you want to skid on chopped up powder. 

post #52 of 52

Hello, my name is Prickly, and I will skid for beer. 

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