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post #31 of 41
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm........speeeeeed.
D1

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One of my proudest moments:  transforming D1 into a downhill junky!  
post #32 of 41
D1,

If you want to enjoy some speed, you may want to consider a trip to CO where SwissAm.com holds some speed camps. Here is a video of myself at a place called Ski Cooper. It is a challenging hill without overt objective hazards. We take you from never-ever to speed-demon in the course of a couple days. Max speed over 60 MPH with (as you can see) video and professional coaching. As a matter of fact, Rick had some fun with us this past year.

Doug

post #33 of 41
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Doug, that looks like a blast.You must have had big fun and developed confidence at speed. I was not expecting to get any race training from Rick at LDA. But we were at the top of the glacier looking below at a very long traverse (at about 11,000 feet). So he taught me the correct tuck postion. The key, I discovered, was keeping the knees apart and pushed to the outside to keep the running surface flat. This along with flattening the back takes the quads right out of it and creates an amazing platform. I took off and was shocked to find how comfortable and stable a position it was. Even on 167cm Blizzards I was utterly stable at what Rick said was around 45mph. That was the terrain's top end - not mine. My trajectory came to an unnatural end, though. My wife who was ahead of me had crashed on the flats. Only for a split second did I entertain the thought that there was no reason to stop because she was certainly allright. True love prevailed and I skidded to a stop. S*#**^#t.
post #34 of 41
You made the right decision to stop.

If you enjoy speed and want to get going really fast, safely, then closed arenas are where its at. Rick taught you well. Having your skis flat on the snow is critical for speed along with aerodynamics.
 
My confidence comes from having raced DH as a kid and more recently as a Master. We get all types at our camps, but the one thing everyone has in common is a need for speed. I enjoy helping people get going fast, safely. Just about everyone leaves feeling good about themselves and with more confidence and skills.

MR
post #35 of 41
 Hi D1.
Have not looked at Epic for a while, and was delighted to read your detailed TR. So glad that you and Ms. 1 had such a wonderful adventure/experience, and reading about your trip gave me a bit of vicarious ski-stoke during our scorching summer.

Cheers,
Bazzer
post #36 of 41
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Hey, Baz, great to hear from you. Appreciate the kind words. The season, and especially the trip we had to Vail was so great I just did not want it to end. So when the great deal Rick was offering popped up, we grabbed it. I ski very differently since the last time you saw me. And that is a good thing. Keep in touch. Any word from L Salina or the Boot?
post #37 of 41

Hey, took a while, but I finally worked up a proper trip report on our camp, with pics and all.  Was up to my angulated hips in getting the last DVDs done before the snow flew, as well as now producing drill cards to go with the DVDs. 

Hit the link to see my thoughts on the camps, and see my full album of pictures from the trip by hitting the link at the bottom of the page.
 

http://www.yourskicoach.com/YourSkiCoach/Summer_Camp_2009.html

post #38 of 41
Deliberate1

Tell me more about the Supersonic's, my new ones are under the bed and waiting the snow. Test rode them last spring and ordered a pair. Can't wait to get on them....
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post #40 of 41
deliberate 1

Thanks, great review, now we really need some snow!!
post #41 of 41
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deliberate 1

Thanks, great review, now we really need some snow!!
Pleasure.
David
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