|I am visually challenged when I try to "see" movement in three dimensions in still photos. --Denyadog, from a concurrent thread|
Hi Denyadog--welcome to EpicSki! You aren't alone in finding still pictures sometimes difficult to "read." So let's put them in motion. Here are a few small animations showing a variety of skiing maneuvers and situations. Some have appeared at EpicSki previously. Others are brand new. I've made them as small as possible, for quicker loading, but this page will still take a while to load with a dialup connection (sorry). Note that all these animations are merely short, looped sequences, so they're a little rough.
Although a picture "is worth a thousand words," please don't hesitate to discuss or ask questions about any of these images.
First, the master--Ott Gangl demonstrating the classic wedeln, as he has for several years now in other threads:
Classic Wedeln--Ott Gangl
And now a random sample of contemporary skiing images:
"The Slow Line Fast"--Bob Barnes; very complete (nearly 180 degrees) basic parallel turns on smooth blue terrain.
Pivot Slips --Ric Reiter (VailSnoPro)
Pivot Slips overhead--showing the essential independent leg steering movements that Ric demonstrates so well in the previous image, and that define contemporary skiing.
Backpedal to absorb bumps.
Big bumps The "backpedaling" motion viewed from the front.
...to be continued in the next post (EpicSki allows a maximum of eight images per post)....
[ May 06, 2004, 07:48 PM: Message edited by: Bob Barnes/Colorado ]
Edited by dchan - Fri, 06 Feb 09 04:45:59 GMT
Edited by dchan - Fri, 06 Feb 09 04:52:03 GMT