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post #1 of 18
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Hello everyone. Ever since I saw the article about Bob Barnes in "Ski" last year I have wanted to go to a "mogul camp"
I love skiing them and Lito Tejada-Flores "Breakthrough on Skis" camp helped me alot. But I want more! I want "the secret"
I love "working" on them. I never get bored or tired (that I will admit) though I am 44. For that reason, I do not want to be---should not be---in a group with all super-duper, hot-shot shredders who spend as much time airborn as on he snow! I just want to steal some magic.

Bob Barnes mogul camp at Winter Park looks great. John Clendenin's camps look very impressive as well. Surprisingly, I feel Aspen's "Bumps for Boomers" would be too tame for me!

                          Any opinions?

                                   -Chris H.
                                    Atlanta, Ga 
post #2 of 18
If it were me, I would go to one of the general-audience mogul camps.  Several have been discussed here over the years.  Being "the old guy" wouldn't be that bad.  You don't have to pretend to be a young gun.   Better than a watered-down experience.
post #3 of 18
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 MDF-

By "general audience" do you mean like the Barnes/Clendenin camps I mentioned, NOT the Boomers camp?

                 -Chris
post #4 of 18
I invite you to come to one of Bob's mogul camps.  I'm sure he'd be willing to give more than a few secrets.  He schools me whenever I'm foolish enough to crash one of his 8 am ski clinic's on my snowboard.  Bob's a great guy and can really get to the basics of moguls in a very relaxed and non-intimidating environment.  Bob is 50 but he doesn't let that stop him.   There are some other instructors much older than Bob that teach moguls at Winter Park.  Bob tried to wear out Ray May on Outhouse last season but couldn't do it.  I'll see Bob on Saturday.  If you have questions for Bob, I can PM you his email address.
post #5 of 18
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 MDF-

By "general audience" do you mean like the Barnes/Clendenin camps I mentioned, NOT the Boomers camp?

                 -Chris

Yep.  Or one of the Mogul Logic camps (not a recommendation, just a name I remember) or one of several others that were discussed last year.  Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions, but "Bumps for Boomers" sounds like a prefabricated excuse.

Treat the camp as a good reason to get scared serious about conditioning, go back to the gym, and get in the best shape you have been in for a long time.  That's what I did for my first Steep and Deep camp. (Unfortunately, I couldn't get that scared the second time, and did less conditioning.  I did even less before last years Gathering, and it showed.)
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
 
DaySailor-

That would be great. I do have a Q or two for him!
I'm nearly sold on the 3-day Jan. camp!

                Thanks!

                    -Chris
post #7 of 18
PM sent.

I believe the mogul camps start on the Jane side instead of the Winter Park side too.
post #8 of 18
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Bob Barnes mogul camp at Winter Park looks great.

 
Just to clarify, this would be the Bob Barnes who is the SS director at Winter Park, not the Bob Barnes the author who participates in Epicski forums and coaches at ESA.

It is a bit initimidating, although in different ways, to ski with either one of them.
post #9 of 18
Although it's kinda fun skiing with one when he bumps into the other...  
post #10 of 18
Daysailer 1

I will be at Winter Park for the first time January 24 - 28.  Is there a mogul camp scheduled during that time?  I didn't see one advertised on the Events calendar.
post #11 of 18
If there is no camp scheduled, take a private lesson from Rusty Guy. Well worth it.
post #12 of 18
Thanks Skier31.  I'll do that!
post #13 of 18
Second that!
post #14 of 18
I did a Clendinin camp a few years back and had a great time and learned a lot about the art of the "soft edge". It's not exclusively a bump camp but if that's what you're after I'm sure John can give you a little specialized bump training.
post #15 of 18
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If there is no camp scheduled, take a private lesson from Rusty Guy. Well worth it.

I'm not seeing a camp then either. 

Sign up with either Rusty or Bob.  Bob does teach lessons.  (I've even seen him teach a number of snowboard lessons ).
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
 There is a "Mogul Camp" scheduled at Winter Park Jan. 22,23,24'th!

                    -Chris

www.skiwinterpark.com/lessons/adult_lessons/specialty_clinics/bobs_mogul_skiing_camps.htm
post #17 of 18
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It is a bit initimidating, although in different ways, to ski with either one of them.
I don't let it bother me.  I know I can out conga line and out dance Bob anyday.    ('Fraid I demo'd that at one ski school party. )


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Although it's kinda fun skiing with one when he bumps into the other...  
I haven't witnessed this yet.
post #18 of 18
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If there is no camp scheduled, take a private lesson from Rusty Guy. Well worth it.

He can't pull a wet string out of a ducks ass


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Second that!
 

he's a dirty rotater


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I'm not seeing a camp then either. 

Sign up with either Rusty or Bob.  Bob does teach lessons.  (I've even seen him teach a number of snowboard lessons ).
 

Bob on a snowboard is quite a sight
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