Man you ski slow and whats with the weird instructor stance.
Thats not crud thats a little dust on a nice soft base.
More power required; you need to get commited not omitted.
I got to ski some crud-like snow last night (heavy cut up). I made an effort to minimize my hop and just let the skis run through the crud, per crudmaster's description. Worked great. The faster I went, the easier it seemed to be able to track the skis as desired. I'll probably still hop a little in severe frozen ruts and chunks (most at risk for deflection), but I can see that it is purely a defensive thing.
Good, you are getting the hang of it. The hop is there for increasing controll. I could have skied the crudd in the vid without the hop but the cameraman wanted to tape it. So we did. Remember, the hop is only there to learn the movements and to increase controll and confidence. If you cannot hop I bet you cannot ski crud properly. Many dont know they can hop. Defensive.... hmmmm its often thaught of as a bad thing in skiing. But its actually a very good thing. If you had no defence mechanisms in you you would not have lived this long. Some say turning is a defensive move. I dont think so but some do. I think skiing is a long strech of defensive and offensive moves linked together, like this .
Common, whats wrong with an instructor stance if you instruct . Sorry Im slow but thats the way instructors ski, very slow. And you are right its not proper curd. I must go back and edit the title of the video. Maybe I should name it "how to ski dust on a nice soft base" . Sorry my commitment did not reach out to you .
You could name it, "How to ski crud with easily deflected ski tips -method 734 - illustrated in conditions where said method is not required". However, it is still possible the people who don't read the whole thread might not read the whole title either.
Man from Oz,
Maybe you could make a video for us on how to ski GS speeds and turns with SL skis in similar conditions?
Just curious, how heavy was the snow?
Ghost LOL thats funny . Its a problem when information is spread out over a longer thread. Same questions and suggestions and answeres and accusations and excuses get repeted over and over again. But that is not the fault of the persons posting merely just how it is.
Anyway, the conditions were as follows. There had been a snow storm with snow fall but not a whole lot. The wind on the other hand had been very strong and it had packed the snow. Out in the open where I skied the wind had blown off most of it while it had been tracked but mostly used for traversing. Soon after the temperature dropped a bit and turned the snow from heavy into powder. A couple of days later it becomes an fearly icy and hard mogul run depending on conditions. Its a ski route so many people ski there. Also bad ones.
Well I would but its burning and flooding season down under and we ain't got no snow .
It was just a light hearted comment. I understand what tdk was doing and it looks great but ...... instructor stance is boring and ghey and ..... its so blardy hard to get rid of.
So my MA is "work on not looking like an instructor" , now that is a challenge