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post #61 of 78
I wish I were more willing to take a few hard crashes. I would probably ski alot better.
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
just remember guys and girl its not that you cant ski the bumps, its that you cant ski and the bumps prove it.
THAT is a very very good point.

Personally, I love the bumps (if there's not powder), hate the groomed pretty much always ( unless it's spring and 70 degrees ).
post #63 of 78
Less fear to try more challenging slopes. Hi Tromano. Maybe at the beav I will try some of those more challenging ungroomed slopes
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
just remember guys and girl its not that you cant ski the bumps, its that you cant ski and the bumps prove it.
So true.

I've been sitting on the tail of my skis for years without realizing it. I couldn't ski bumps worth a darn. Then, in learning to ski bumps, I found out it works better if I move my butt forward!

Now, when I feel I finally got oen or two things figure out, I take it to the bumps. Bumps don't lie. Bumps don't forgive. But bumps do flatten out when you got it right!
post #65 of 78
Turning.
post #66 of 78
and then turning again.
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by Eric S View Post
I always thought DH skiers wanted thier skis on the ground as much as possible, time in the air is time lost.
Wouldn't you rather improve your admitted deficits in bumps and powder?
Catching air is inevitable when skiing fast, so while it is not the goal, handling the situation proficiently as it arises is.

As for moguls...at this time I have no desire to even try them, even though I recognize that an expert in moguls can pretty much own the mountain. Powder would be great if I had the opportunity to practice regularly...but I think with my new tools it will be much easier even if I only get a few runs in.
post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Catching air is inevitable when skiing fast, so while it is not the goal, handling the situation proficiently as it arises is.

As for moguls...at this time I have no desire to even try them, even though I recognize that an expert in moguls can pretty much own the mountain. Powder would be great if I had the opportunity to practice regularly...but I think with my new tools it will be much easier even if I only get a few runs in.

Sounds like somebody needs to take a few lessons or go to a Epic event and learn how to make short radius turns. Take the time to do this, you will be amazed at what it does for your skiing.
post #69 of 78
To turn is to admit defeat.
post #70 of 78
Confidence. Trust in my ability, I know I have the skills to talk more than I do and and a higher speed. I feel better now..I am now gonna take a nice cry break and call my therapist.
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Catching air is inevitable when skiing fast, so while it is not the goal, handling the situation proficiently as it arises is.

As for moguls...at this time I have no desire to even try them, even though I recognize that an expert in moguls can pretty much own the mountain. Powder would be great if I had the opportunity to practice regularly...but I think with my new tools it will be much easier even if I only get a few runs in.
Max Capacity is right. Moguls are an important "clinic run."

Once you embrace mogul skiing and give it some time every day you're on the mountain, you will start to break through to a new level. But some lessons will help.

And if you can do the moguls, you'll have the balance (fore-aft, L/R) and edge control (knowing how not to edge) that will help you get started in powder. (By "powder," I'm referring to knee-deep to bottomless, not merely untracked freshies over groomers.)

OK. I'll be honest. I said at the beginning of this thread that I was pretty happy with my skiing. That's summer talking. Ski memory is now kicking in. After my first mogul run of the season, I'll have my list of things to work on.
post #72 of 78
Deeper absorption, better foot containment, higher speed, longer runs.

That's really just one thing, right?
post #73 of 78
Hey Bushwacker, strange question, but now that you ski powder all the time, do you miss bumps?
post #74 of 78
Chair skills, getting on and off the lift without hurting the customers. Getting on without putting an eye out and getting off without knocking people down with my elbows.

This how I was taught and old habits are hard to break

Fortunately people are tolerant
post #75 of 78
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
Chair skills, getting on and off the lift without hurting the customers. Getting on without putting an eye out and getting off without knocking people down with my elbows.

This how I was taught and old habits are hard to break

Fortunately people are tolerant
And restraining orders are plentiful.
post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Hey Bushwacker, strange question, but now that you ski powder all the time, do you miss bumps?
weird question were I was at for the past couple years had bumps all the time, we just dont take pictures of it

snowbird actually has some really long bump run, but its normally a sign that it need to snow.

this year is kinda of up in the air do to personal reasons I may be out west and not work, I may work out west, I might take a certain member up on his job offer, heck I might even stay in pa and mountain bike more. I wont loose what I can do on ski ever the beauty off it is even if I get a 'real' job and stop ski bumming I can still ski nearly anywhere anytime and no get tired.

next season where I end up will have alot of vert and powder which makes for great bumps.

I would choose powder over anything any day though. anybody who says otherwise cant ski.
post #77 of 78
Moguls
post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by Pandita View Post
Less fear to try more challenging slopes. Hi Tromano. Maybe at the beav I will try some of those more challenging ungroomed slopes
Hey,

I didn't see your post earlier. For sure we can ski wherever you want when you come visit. Welcome to Epic.
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