Hi...I've been skiing for years now, for the most part self taught (probably developed some bad habits), and I love the bumps. I'd probably be rated a level "8" skier. 99% of my bump skiing is east coast, and I love spring bumps the best. My goal is to get the hang of zipper line bump skiing down...eventually.
My problem is that I never seem to be able to improve my bump skiing from year to year. Once in a while I'll figure something new which helps me to improve. However, even from watching videos of myself (while I can identify some of my technical issues) I do not have the expertise to identify what is the causation of the problems, nor which of faults in my technique are most important to correct. Most importantly once I've identified my technical problems I lack the expertise to identify ways to correct those faults and the drills or tips which can help me correct my technique.
About the above posted links...not great quality, some are better than others, but they should suffice. The first three were taken on a slope with a decent grade in 2008, the second three...in 2009, were taken on a pretty flat slope.
My skis - I have been using 2001 Dynastar Speed SX at 178 cm (slalom ski, probably too long for me). For this year I have new skis, 2008/09 Dynastar Contact 10s, 165 cm. I'm a bit nervous that they might be a bit too heavy for me, I guess I'll find out come December.
Stats - I'm 28, 145 lbs, 5' 7", a bit out of shape which means out of a full day, I can only ski aggressively for 2 or 3 hours before tiring.
Any analysis, pointers, suggestions, drills, exercises would be greatly appreciated!!!
Let it rip!