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Gear mentioned in this thread:post #7832 of 79187/4/16 at 9:08pm
One-legged 360s are parts of ballet tricks called illusions (2), tip drag 360s (sometimes referred to as leg breakers) and tail spin initiated 360s. All these tricks are very easy to perform once you get the basics of ballet, which I have said in a previous post are the opposite of traditional skiing where your upper body is quiet and everything below your waist controls you. Ballet is just the opposite where you rely on your upper body to lead the lower. Go back and watch the video of those multiple 360s and see what happens when you look down and bend at the waist. The snow and ski orientation initiate ballet maneuvers and all you need is the proper body position to follow through and make them work. Tip/tail spins are really fun!post #7833 of 79187/5/16 at 5:43amQuote:Originally Posted by da-cat
^^There you go-
A giant slalom racer showing his ballet skills!
Like a hockey player figure skating?
Personally I am comfortable with my 360's
Going back to when I first learned to do one on a skateboard - and this was at a slow speed not just standing still - on a wooden 27" x 5" laminated hobie lookalike without a kick tail. (Suregrip trucks and Cadillac wheels!)
Meanwhile I just wish I wasn't so chicken to pull off a simple helicopter off a mogul!!??
Any advice to get over this fear?
- signed helicopter chicken
To me the secret to helicopters was, commitment, head up and keep your eyes looking in the direction of your spin, as soon as you look straight ahead your rotation stopspost #7834 of 79187/5/16 at 10:01amAs Snow Dancer mentioned you can do it with the upper body. However, this is a cheat .
With correct balance and edge control yo can spin or initiate spin without the shoulders. This is not as easy. Try 1/8 spins so that you pause every 1/8 of a turn. Upper body doesn't work anymore, edge and balance does.
Edited by oldschoolskier - 7/5/16 at 11:59ampost #7835 of 79187/5/16 at 12:01pmpost #7836 of 79187/6/16 at 7:05pmpost #7837 of 79187/7/16 at 7:44ampost #7838 of 79187/7/16 at 8:32ampost #7839 of 79187/7/16 at 11:41ampost #7840 of 79187/7/16 at 6:14pmpost #7841 of 79187/7/16 at 6:48pmI usually buy and ask questions later
- I spent $15 at a yard sale of sorts on my dark blue 180 cm Olin Mark lll S skis with silver GEZE bear trap step ins and they became the very skis I used exclusively that same winter - as is with a binding adj and tune!
A blast from the past with Olin lV style turned up tails..
Just think SOS- save old skis!
See photos in gear gallery
Edited by da-cat - 7/7/16 at 7:16pmpost #7842 of 79187/8/16 at 4:03ampost #7843 of 79187/8/16 at 7:24am
Tend to agree about them being junk, hated working on both Hexcel's and Hanson's
The only Hexcel worth collecting in my eyes would be the split tail they sold. We used to say they were for opening bottles as a sales feature and people bought it.post #7844 of 79187/8/16 at 10:11ampost #7845 of 79187/8/16 at 2:00pmQuote:
I liked the Sundance model. It had a soft tip and a super comp tail. I found it was fun in the bumps and also a decent cruiser. The Hexcel graphics were way better than the Hanson graphics.post #7846 of 79187/8/16 at 5:40pmQuote:Lol... Bottle opener!
So crazy it just might work.....
My Super Sport Super Speeds
Edited by da-cat - 7/9/16 at 3:27ampost #7847 of 79187/9/16 at 6:09am
It definitely worked, we would "Demo" it.
You would be amazed at what Industry people would say while working the shows, grand openings, tent sales etc. It got pretty crazy on the road back in the daypost #7848 of 79187/9/16 at 8:23pmpost #7849 of 79187/9/16 at 8:32pmQuote:
Back in the day, not too far back, seat belt buckles made handy bottle openers too.post #7850 of 79187/10/16 at 11:09ampost #7851 of 79187/11/16 at 5:29pmQuote:
Well, I didn't say I bought them! I only collect race skis anyway.post #7852 of 79187/12/16 at 5:33amQuote:
What kind of race skis do you collect? I have a number of pairs that SWMBO wants me to part withpost #7853 of 79187/12/16 at 5:41am
Let's just say that responsibility may have been left back home, but it was OK because we were professionalspost #7854 of 79187/13/16 at 5:05amQuote:
Pretty much anything 70s and 80s over 200CM. But unfortunately for my collection, I'm in the process of downsizing house/cars/stuff big time and 95% of the skis are going to need to go in the next year or 2post #7855 of 79187/13/16 at 7:34amQuote:
My collection is still able to grow.
You may wish to post what you want to get rid of here: 2015 Retro Ski Wish List - Anyone Post here
I'm looking for Head XR-1s.post #7856 of 79187/13/16 at 8:53ampost #7857 of 79187/14/16 at 5:34am
I've still got some time before I need to purge. But if anybody is in Michigan and wants to take a look at what I've got, shoot me an eMail at r g r u p p e 9 1 1 @gmail. No XR1s - those are my brother's and I'm not sure he would ever part with them ...
This is maybe half of what I have. Many (not all!), I would give away if someone picked them up.post #7858 of 79187/14/16 at 6:06ampost #7859 of 79187/14/16 at 7:08am
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