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Ok, just one frame, no video but comment on what you see as far as position and stance. I'm about to start a new turn. Skis, Rossi Phantom 80, center mounted, 180cm, rental poles, Nordica boots, mini moguls on a blue/black run, loose granular to mashed potatoes.

 

(no comment on the Buff please)

 

post #2 of 17

Looks like a fun day, Lars.  Do I see no gloves?  I'd feel naked.

 

A single still shot is always hard to say much about, and often you can just be commenting on momentary positions that don't define any particular pattern. 

 

That said, I'll mention something I see, and you can focus on it next time out to see if it's a pattern.  Notice your inside (left) hand.  It seems to be falling back in unison with moving the other hand forward for your coming pole plant.  If this is a habitual movement pattern it can cause a number of issues.  It can rotate the shoulders across the falline,,, wash out the tails,,, put you on your inside ski prematurely,,, and interupt the flow from one turn to the next. 

 

In this shot it could just be a spontaneous and non-habitual position in that particular point of that particular turn, born of free expression skiing.  Worth a self check though. 

 

 

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post #3 of 17

Lars since we're friends and I know you will take this FWIW, I'd like to take a stab at this based on some recent interactions I've had with coaches discussing my own improvements.

 

The first thing I noticed is that your edge angles aren't the same.

The snow spray of your down hill ski, along with the drop back of your up hill hand makes me think that you've got your weight on your up hill ski while pushing off your down hill ski, which means that your next move will be throwing your center of mass across the other ski, and you'll probably use a blocking pole plant to do it.

IMHO you're using a lot of energy

 

Mostly it looks like you're having fun!

post #4 of 17
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It was 58 degrees Rick and I never ski without gloves. I was dying with heat mostly because I'd been hiking for turns all morning.

 

I was struggling a bit with the twinn tips Rick. Mainly because they were center mounted and I didn't get comfortable with that feel. That combined with the snow inconsistancy. Every now and then you'd hit what felt like sandpaper. So, you have a good eye my friend. I was trying to muscle the next turn here.

 

Funny, but on steeps and chutes I wasn't having as much trouble. Down here, it was tuff going.

 

The skis sucked BTW. I fought them from the start. Switched to some K2 apaches and had a blast.

post #5 of 17

Where are you? I take it that's not Holiday Valley. 

post #6 of 17

OK, Lars, that explains it.  From seeing your skiing in person, this arm work didn't look familiar.  That's why I was thinking it a fluke. 

 

Epic, the only time you hike for turns at Holiday Valley is when you have to park a long way from the lodge. 

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My how far you've come TC. Partly right here. Actually, i'm scrubbing speed a little and then I am going to use a blocking pole plant to set my next turn as I'm getting close to my wife who's taking this picture. So, I'm pushing on my downhill ski working very hard indeed. 

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Lars since we're friends and I know you will take this FWIW, I'd like to take a stab at this based on some recent interactions I've had with coaches discussing my own improvements.

 

The first thing I noticed is that your edge angles aren't the same.

The snow spray of your down hill ski, along with the drop back of your up hill hand makes me think that you've got your weight on your up hill ski while pushing off your down hill ski, which means that your next move will be throwing your center of mass across the other ski, and you'll probably use a blocking pole plant to do it.

IMHO you're using a lot of energy

 

Mostly it looks like you're having fun!



 

post #8 of 17
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Crystal Mountain, Washington epic. 105" base and the lower runs were mashed potatoes with sandpaper every now and then.  

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Where are you? I take it that's not Holiday Valley. 



 

post #9 of 17

In the words of the Late Great Stu Campbell,........

If you want to ski in to your later years, you need to ski more efficiently.  

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My how far you've come TC. Partly right here. Actually, i'm scrubbing speed a little and then I am going to use a blocking pole plant to set my next turn as I'm getting close to my wife who's taking this picture. So, I'm pushing on my downhill ski working very hard indeed. 



 

 

post #10 of 17
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There are times when we all look like hackers TC.

 

Thankyou my dear.

post #11 of 17
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And these are my later years.

post #12 of 17

Lars, you were at crystal?  We should have connected.

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Tried to connect with a few bears. Atomicman, Lucky, Spindrift. Didn't work out. Monday was the only real day I could have hooked up and they had to work.

 

I didn't even think of you but I put up notice in the Get together thread I was coming.

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Tried to connect with a few bears. Atomicman, Lucky, Spindrift. Didn't work out. Monday was the only real day I could have hooked up and they had to work.

 

I didn't even think of you but I put up notice in the Get together thread I was coming.



 

damn you could of been first to ski with me and the infamous Aman.

 

hard to tell from a still, need video which I actaully have.....

post #15 of 17

There were three video sessions of our group at ESA Big Sky.
At the end of my first video, Stagerlee (or was it pete) said, "TC how many times did you say "oh shit" on that run?"

I lost count.

The second one, I thought about my moves and was happy with my ability to "recover" in the middle of a bad move so that it didn't turn into a series of bad moves.

The third video was during a time when Squatty had put me in time out in the touch corner.  I was not allowed to think about the power corner at all.

I rocked that one and was happy to go back and feel it again!!!

 Do we all have hack moments?  sure

I start out every day with a weird funk because I start out in the power corner and I need to make myself start out in the touch corner. 

 

I doubt that there are many folks who can ski purely from the touch corner without spending time in the Power, purpose and will corners.

 

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There are times when we all look like hackers TC.

 

Thankyou my dear.

 

post #16 of 17

New pants?

post #17 of 17
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Actually, Fate pants from years past. If you look close you can see a City Garage patch on the left hip.

 

I packed light for this trip and these old pants have the best ventilation zippers all over. Sick of Black and Red.

 

I'm trying to copy Bump Freak.

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