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giving my head a smooth ride

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One element of good skiing for me, is giving my head a smooth ride down the mountain. no jarring, chin jamming, eye rattling. I work it for smooth and all that involves, feet and legs take the terraine and absorb it, core steadies it, shoulders direct it, and by the time terrain impact reaches the top, smmoooooth. A smooth head is a smart and happy head. (this is part age driven factor)
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Sexual innuendo alert.

I believe the term is "quiet/still upper body" and yes, daas ees goood, yah.
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
One element of good skiing for me, is giving my head a smooth ride down the mountain. no jarring, chin jamming, eye rattling. I work it for smooth and all that involves, feet and legs take the terraine and absorb it, core steadies it, shoulders direct it, and by the time terrain impact reaches the top, smmoooooth. A smooth head is a smart and happy head. (this is part age driven factor)
I never thought much about the correlation between a smooth head and refined technique until the helmet-cam-sporting multitudes starting posting stoke here, on TGR, and on YouTube and Vimeo. Maybe one POV video out of one hundred looks like it was shot with a steadycam, regardless of the terrain. In addition to making for a much more enjoyable video, smooth helmetcam footage really highlights the skier's skills.

And I'm going to resist the strong temptation to quote his thread title in the "thread titles with a witty answer" thread...
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