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post #61 of 72
TDK6,
Nice turns! I remember seeing one of your videos quite a while ago. Ok, I was never really into watching ski videos, but that video I saw of you was the first time I saw someone using rotary and making very good turns. You are living proof that pure carving isn't the be all and end all of skiing.

Have you got any vid of you skiing with the skis submerged with the snow surface averaging around your knees?
post #62 of 72
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someone using rotary and making very good turns
Methinks tdk6 is using a tad more movements than just rotary ones. Let me join in with compliments on the video. It was like opening the freezer and getting a blast of cold air on a hot day.
post #63 of 72
TDK6, those turns look like a very functional blend of lower leg rotation under a stable torso, with good pressure control and appropriate edging for the task. I do not see any disfunctional hip projection or hip rotation in those two turns.

Have fun on those slalom skis in deeper snow:
post #64 of 72
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Originally Posted by Martin Bell View Post
I would say you're "smusharving".

(For those of you so hopelessly out-of-date on modern technique not to be familiar with this term, it is a combination of "smearing", "brushing" and "carving")
I will ad SMUSHARVING to my vocabulary, I like it almost as much as SCHRALPING...

Anyway, I bet I've done it in powder snow, smusharving that is.

JF
post #65 of 72
My attorneys have told me to warn you all that "smusharving" is now a US-patented Trademark.

Only those of you that eschew all the other, hopelessly outdated traditional ski teaching methods, and sign up to my Smusharving Camps (TM) have any hope of becoming expert skiers.
post #66 of 72
I'll mix up another batch of lemonade:
post #67 of 72
SMUSHARVING. Works well in combination with squashevating the legs I expect.
post #68 of 72
& counteroticipation!
post #69 of 72
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post
Methinks tdk6 is using a tad more movements than just rotary ones. Let me join in with compliments on the video. It was like opening the freezer and getting a blast of cold air on a hot day.
For the record, I did not say "only" making rotary movements. He was guiding his skis and steering them too at times.

BTW. I was referring to an earlier longer video posting of his, though this one's good too.
post #70 of 72
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& counteroticipation!
counteroticipation?! No such word!
post #71 of 72
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counteroticipation?! No such word!
Is too!
post #72 of 72
Cliff,

I feel that is is as many ways to ski powder as there is kinds of powder. I tell students that are struggeling with a certain kind of snow, "when skiing on this kind of snow, it helps to do more of ---- and less of ----". I do find that doing a very strong up-unweighting is tiresome and other techniques seem to be more efficient and less tiresome.

RW
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