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Still Pictures from Brighton

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
You can pick it apart or just enjoy..

Just me cruising...



It's a lot steeper than it looks.

I'll post the other direction if I get a chance.
post #2 of 18
You look good and relaxed, VERY nice skiing.

By the way, where can I get one of those blue straps fastened to your helmet, does it keep you from falling over?

....Ott
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ha ha, Ott,

Gotta call the guy that did the scan for that one. :

If I get it re-scanned I'll fix it.
post #4 of 18
Looking good, dchan. Looks like you're feeling good as well.
post #5 of 18

Now your going to fall over for sure with no bluw strap. Your technique has improved alot this year. Mine has not,but I still got a Gold at NASTAR last Sunday.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Slider,

You are a much more patient man than I! I'm just too lazy to do that.

Thanks.
post #7 of 18
Your posture is upright. Your skis are parallel and angled the same and away from your body - about shoulder width apart, maybe closer, but not near locked or touching. Your legs are acting independently - if they were exactly the same, you wouldn't be, couldn't be, as well balanced. You are looking into the turn - going THERE. Your upper body is separated from your legs, not rotated in the direction of the turn, but not excessively countered, either. Your hands are shoulder width apart, up and ahead but not held tomcat high. You look to be perfectly balanced. Maybe I'm missing something, but I think this is what nolo wants me and Fox Hat to do.

I'll carry that picture in my brain.

[ February 18, 2003, 08:04 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Here's the other turn. Same run.

post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
and here's my dad following me down. I sure hope I can still be skiing that good at 74!

post #10 of 18
Thanks DChan - tell your Dad he has another 'admirer' here [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #11 of 18
Thanks dchan.
Are you sure he's your dad, and not your older bro?
post #12 of 18
PARDON THE CAPS. SOME KID IN MY HOUSE POURED CHOCOLATE MILK INTO MY KEYBOARD AND ALL I GET IS CAPS.

NICE TURNS. GOOD POSITIONING. GREAT HANDS,HEAD,AND ANGLES. IT'S HARD TO TELL FROM ONE PICTURE, BUT IN THE FIRST PICTURE, LOOK AT THE SNOW COMING OFF OF THE SKI AND YOU'LL SEE THAT YOU SEEM TO HAVE MOVED FROM MORE PRESSURE ON THE OUTSIDE SKI TO MORE PRESSURE ON THE INSIDE SKI.

AGAIN, WE'RE ONLY SEEING ONE MILLISECOND OF ONE TURN, AND THEREFORE THE CRITIQUE COULD BE JUST A MOMENTARY BOBBLE.

HOWEVER, TO LESSEN THAT POSSIBILITY, AND TO USE THE ANGLES THAT YOU SEEM WELL POSITIONED TO USE, I'D DRIVE THE INSIDE KNEE MORE TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE TURN--SHORTENING THE INSIDE LEG RELATIVE TO THE OUTSIDE ONE, AND I'D WIDEN THE STANCE. YOU MIGHT ALSO DRIVE YOUR HIPS MORE FORWARD TO PRESS AGAINST THE TONGUES. I THINK THIS LAST IS AN ISSUE FOR BOTH PICTURES.

THIS IS JUST A PICKY CRITIQUE, BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY FINE SKIING. I JUST FIND FOR MORE PERFORMANCE, THAT MY STANCE IS BECOMING WIDER THAN I IMAGINED IT WOULD AND THE RESULTS ARE REALLY SATISFYING.

YOUR DAD, HOWEVER, SKIS PERFECTLY.
post #13 of 18
weems,take a butter knife or screw driver and pry the caps key off. You can then clean the pad off.
post #14 of 18
It's a laptop. I may have to kill the kid.
post #15 of 18
BTW, I like more the right turn than the left, but, as Weems says, it's just one millisec of an entire turn, and secondly, the two images have not been taken at the exact corresponding moment of each turn (impossible to obtain....)
It's a gut feeling that I get when I watch your pictured, you seems more "stable" (i.e. a more stable stance) in the right turn.
In the left one , you're preparing for the next right one , and so, the image conveys an idea of you beinìg umbalanced (because you're on the verge of entering the new turn and move your cm across yor skis).
Anyway thanks again for the stills.
post #16 of 18
do you stay that low throughout every turn? Or is that just due to the moment in the turn when the pic was taken?

Dad looks awfully young to be anyone's dad! Very elegant-looking skiier.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ant

I don't think I do but who knows. I was just ripping down the hill at a fairly high rate of speed when someone in our group mentioned that the photographer took my picture.

I didn't really do anything special and since I was not paying attention to when he shot.

Looking at the pictures now I suspect I was starting to compress and move my feet under me for an edge change after extending out into the belly of the turn.
post #18 of 18
Vary impressive skiing dchan, Your Father is even more impreesive. At 74 he gets to ski a lot of places for free. It's nice to see that he has the skills and "youth" to really enjoy all That Free skiing.
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