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post #31 of 48
GOAL! I just want to be able to ski bumps half as good and then I could die.

Awesome shots Bob. Some of the best I have ever seen.
post #32 of 48
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MA discussion to follow Lots to talk about there!
Patrick is not your typical bump skier, he has a tremendous technical background and foundation in his skiing. To listen to Bob and his father talk about his skiing eye epening.
post #33 of 48
the true test of any expert is to make what they are doing look effortless.
post #34 of 48
Great shots in there, thx for sharing.

The right thing when sweating in an office with more than 90°F.
post #35 of 48
Glad you like the photos, guys. I'll admit that I had plenty of help from the weather, the sun, and some pretty good skiing to shoot.

But the Hart Ski road trip continues. We left Mt. Hood last Sunday and drove to Whistler/Blackcomb. We had some good sunshine our first day on snow, but I did not do a lot of photography. Since then it's been pretty gray and bleak, with a little rain. Training at Whistler/Blackcomb is a bit more challenging than Mt. Hood. Just getting to the Horstman Glacier takes two long chair rides, a short bus ride, another chair ride, and finally a short T-Bar that serves the skiable terrain. The line for the T-Bar could be 45 minutes, and the run is very short. Unlike Hood, Horstman Glacier is mostly freestylers training, with full competition mogul courses, jibber parks, a half pipe, skier/boardercross arenas, and kickers of every size all over the place. There are a few alpiners training in gates, but they are the minority. It's been very, very warm most days--downright hot by my Colorado high country standards. Not your typical ski trip!

Here's what it looks like....


The Hart skis demo truck and tent at the base of Blackcomb:



Hart Summit: (l-r) Philpug, a Canadian national team freestyle coach (sorry, forgot his name), Hart Skis CEO Chris Farni, unknown skier, and current US Moguls and Dual Moguls Champion Michael Morse.



The scene at the top of the Horstman Glacier (Blackcomb):




Riding the Showcase T-Bar



Phil drawing a crowd:



Lunchtime on the glacier: (clockwise from front left) Hart athletes Ellie Koyander (British Moguls Team and former French National Champion--you know the French must have loved that!), Bryon Wilson (US moguls team), Patrick Deneen (US moguls team), and Patrick's dad and coach Pat Deneen.



Canadian Ski Teamer Renaud Dagenais off the Blackcomb water ramp



..and again




the summer snow is a little wet!



And you thought snowboarders blocking the trail were a problem? (Yes, that's a black bear we rode over on the chairlift.)



And a couple more of my favorites from Mt. Hood:

Bryon Wilson orbiting the sun




Willi Furr



It's been a great road trip, great fun hanging out with Philpug, Chris, and all the EpicSkiers and others we've run into. We'll fly back home tomorrow, where I'm actually looking forward to getting back to summer and bicycles and boats and getting my feet out of those #%&*#@! black not-made-for-summer-skiing Dobermanns for a few weeks. (The days are getting shorter, though!)

Best regards,
Bob
post #36 of 48
Wow. What a great set of pictures and a great time you guys had. I am soo jealous. You now have me joansin' for winter to get here.

Fantastic work there!
post #37 of 48
Looks like Hart skis are going to make a strong showing this year.

Thanks for keeping the Trip Report stoke moving along in July!
post #38 of 48
It was a fantastic trip. We were able to get product on the feet of many of bump skier with fantastic results. Bob has been a huge asset on this trip and we at Hart have welcomed his expertise and photo skills.
post #39 of 48
Wow! Amazing pics! I'm headed to Blackcomb Mtn. in 2 weeks for a mogul camp run by Momentum. This thread has certainly whet my appetite!
post #40 of 48
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Wow! Amazing pics! I'm headed to Blackcomb Mtn. in 2 weeks for a mogul camp run by Momentum. This thread has certainly whet my appetite!
Welcome Twintip!
You are gonna have soooooooooo much fun at Mogul Camp!:
Know what skis you're taking to bump camp?
post #41 of 48
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Wow! Amazing pics! I'm headed to Blackcomb Mtn. in 2 weeks for a mogul camp run by Momentum. This thread has certainly whet my appetite!
You will have fun. I am not sure how much energy you will have after a day of skiing, but there is so much to do!
post #42 of 48
Real mogul skis! Harts! F17's!
post #43 of 48
That first shot is one of the best ski photos I have ever seen. The sun, the snow spray and the perspective are amazing. great shot
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

But the Hart Ski road trip continues. We left Mt. Hood last Sunday and drove to Whistler/Blackcomb. We had some good sunshine our first day on snow, but I did not do a lot of photography. Since then it's been pretty gray and bleak, with a little rain. Training at Whistler/Blackcomb is a bit more challenging than Mt. Hood. Just getting to the Horstman Glacier takes two long chair rides, a short bus ride, another chair ride, and finally a short T-Bar that serves the skiable terrain. The line for the T-Bar could be 45 minutes, and the run is very short. Unlike Hood, Horstman Glacier is mostly freestylers training, with full competition mogul courses, jibber parks, a half pipe, skier/boardercross arenas, and kickers of every size all over the place. There are a few alpiners training in gates, but they are the minority. It's been very, very warm most days--downright hot by my Colorado high country standards. Not your typical ski trip!

Here's what it looks like....
You just missed a week of fun in the sun. I would have liked to try some of those harts. I have fond memories of my Hart Javelins.

The bears are awesome. You seem them all over and often on the ski down to 7th heaven you can blood in the snow presumably from Kills.
post #45 of 48
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That first shot is one of the best ski photos I have ever seen. The sun, the snow spray and the perspective are amazing. great shot
Bob is one amazing photographer. It is ashame you couldn't be there, Max was and we found he really existed, it would have been nice to see if you are a real too.
post #46 of 48
Bob, I am simply amazed how you kept the shadows open shooting into the sun, did you fill in with some super strobe? I see you have some heavy duty video equipment but the best equipment is of not much help if the talent isn't there, and your talent is huge.
I am happy you have found a summer job, I presume we will see some of these shots as posters.

....Ott
post #47 of 48
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Patrick Deneen in the zipper line fast and, on the right, slowly with a rounder line:




That's good skiing!

Best regards,
Bob


 

I thought I'd resurect this thread with Bob's nice stuff on Patrick Deneen.

 

He and his Dad were working very hard this summer, but still had plenty of time to talk to the tourists.

 

The work paid off yesterday when Patrick became world champion.

 

Way to go Patrick!  (Did Phil tell you about his skis?)

post #48 of 48

Good timing, Newfydog! Way to go, Patrick!

 

Patrick Deneen Wins Moguls at Freestyle Worlds!

 

Not that anyone has ever argued otherwise, but I'm gonna say it anyway: I told you so! (Although I didn't necessarily expect Patrick to rise to this level quite this quickly!)

 

Great job, Patrick.

 

(And how 'bout those Hart F-17's?)

 

The thing that excites me most about Patrick's success is the way he skis. Quite unlike much of his competition, he skis bumps the way many good instructors teach (albeit at an out-of-this-world level). He does not pivot and skid, as a rule, but keeps his feet moving pretty much the direction they're pointing, using his edges, and carving and shaping his turns--as the two animations here show. I love it!

 

Best regards,

Bob

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