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Ski clip, what do you guys think?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
So here is a clip of my friend... he put some skiing of himself up on youtube...
thought i would share it with you guys and see what you think,



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67NUC0q9154
post #2 of 16
Pretty nice skiing. Looks solid.
post #3 of 16
Yeah, that's good as far as I'm concerned . . .

Any video of him skiing bumps or pow?
post #4 of 16
Great skiing. In the clip of GS turns there is an up movement at the top of the turn. Is this a technique used to get the hips forward?
post #5 of 16
WOW-great skiing! What a nice surprise so late in the season
post #6 of 16
Looks like a very solid skier and he appears to have a smile on his face which makes him even better! .
post #7 of 16

I give this guy's skiing advanced level 10

Wow, best skiing Ive seen here at epic . Nice filming and production too.

Max, I dont think the up move is as much an up move as it is a forward move. You can see its linked to his pole plant. He pushes some serious ski rebound forward and not up and he nicely absorbs the ski rebound with his legs especially at the end of the sequence making GS turns (probably on SL skis). At the top of that clip where its steep he extends some, thats true, but he does that in order to be able to drop himself down as he engages his new edges in order to be able to reach maximum angulation and edge angles when he needs them the most at apex and shortly there after. Also he inclines a lot and as he comes into transition he needs to vault over a bit. Im sure he could flex through the transition if he chose to.

Brilliant skiing. Thanks for posting. Can he ski bumps and pow? You bet he can, this guy rocks !
post #8 of 16
Is this your friend that was at snowbird with you this spring?
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
No thats not that guy Bushwaker... This guy I work with in Aus... he is a very good bump skier... I think that is probably his best thing... hes just a really good skier all round, good in the gates, really good of trail... really good skier...
post #10 of 16
that's pretty solid skiing ... best i've seen posted here ... been lurking for a while...
post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
No thats not that guy Bushwaker... This guy I work with in Aus... he is a very good bump skier... I think that is probably his best thing... hes just a really good skier all round, good in the gates, really good of trail... really good skier...
Like I said earlier, brilliant skiing and I was right about the bump and off pist part I read here above. You cannot beat great technique.
post #12 of 16
yeh that guy totally rocks...he's obviously an athletic guy. Racing background?? How old??

Flawless posture, high edge angles and gets the skis away from his centre of mass which is difficult.

If I was forced to pick holes i'd say on a couple of the runs his stance was a bit narrow with his inside leg coming in a bit. The gs turns weren't clean carved but he was on sl skis.

Overall a cracking skier, a pleasure to watch someone really skilled and having fun too..I'm jealous!
post #13 of 16
Really good skiing.

I'd try to get the edges engaged even sooner. Turning the hips and upper body toward the outside of the turn even sooner, even facing somewhat uphill in the beginning of the turn will be a help--sounds odd, but it works really well with the forces he's generating.

Retracting the inside leg more toward the end of the turn will be a help in the lower 1/3rd of the turn. That leg should retract smoothly and progressively (and quickly if needed, but quickly, smoothly, and progressively) throughout the turn.
post #14 of 16
No comments from Rick, Rusty, JASP, BTS, BigE?
post #15 of 16
Good skiing. Athletic. There's a bit of drift redirecting going on in the top of the turn, all the way to late edge set,,, enabled by the springy transition, and by the anticipation(upper body stays facing downhill all the time). It's not what one would call clean arc to arc, such as seen in the WC freeskiing video. That's not to judge it as inferior,,, just pointing out what's happening. Nice edge angles and balance. harsh edge engagement at the falline (see the big snow spray).

From what I understand, this type of springy/dynamic skiing is an ozzy thing. Something they stress and promote. Reilly could probably comment on that.

There, happy Max? God knows I'm here to fulfill your every request.
post #16 of 16
Here, check out these links:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=212xTfDf0...eature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=adBfJxeiJ4k&feature=related

From what I understand, these are ozzy examiners. Same dynamic, springy, pivoty skiing. Obvious to me, this is the type of skiing they're demanding of their instuctors. I've seen Reilly's video. Also very similar skiing.

Funny how every country/organization seems to pick a model type of skiing, and then require it. Canada does the hunched back thing. PSIA seems to be into the "do nothing" mode. IE: passive transitions. Australia obviously seems to be into "energetic" skiing. PMTS does the squat transition and aggressive angulation. Reminds me of Nolo's "Just one thing" quoting of Curly. These technique d' jours seem to come and go, even within individual organizations. I'm having a premonition,,, "broad based skills and technique" will be the next big thing. About time.
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