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2010 Technical Skiing Stoke

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So every season I try to post video either for MA or just for general technical skiing stoke. I also feel that it is important to show what kind of background my comments are coming from when I'm commenting on a topic. At any point a reader can reference my skiing if they want to see what I'm talking about. I try to the best of my ability to practice what I preach in person and when posting online.



I hope it can serve as a good reference for carving or skiing in general for this forum or for whatever someone wants to use it for. If you want to sharpen your MA eye - go for it - I'm always looking to improve and up my game just a little higher, regardless of where the analysis is coming from. If you do MA though - give me a specific clip [time] that you're referencing because it is a long compilation.

Looking forward to everyone's comments.

Later,

Greg
post #2 of 15
 well you could use you SL instead of GS poles for bump skiing. watching again to see other stuff but those long poles cost you a pole touch or 2. again great skiing have to watch again will see what I see in the bump skiing.
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 a way to go!
loved it
what was the radius of your skis while carving?
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 a way to go!
loved it
what was the radius of your skis while carving?

All the skis and radii are posted in the info on Vimeo if you go directly to the site to watch the clip. SL is ~12m or 14m, GS is 27m and the bumps were done on a 16m ski because that's what I had on my feet that day.

BW - you're right about the poles. It was just what I happened to have in my hands that day, but I'm considering chopping them down from 48" to 46" for all free skiing.
post #5 of 15
I see you've corrected the tippy torso issue we discussed some time back, Greg.  I'd like to see a more upright pole touch on the groomed.  Not to improve your ski action but to make a better demo.

I haven't figured it out yet, but there's too much tip showing in the bumps.  Maybe being a bit taller just prior to your flexation so you can pressure the tips during initiation?  Maybe slowing everything down just a touch in the bumps?  Remember the Riley video?
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How about some off-piste skiing and steep skiing so I can emulate.

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How about some off-piste skiing and steep skiing so I can emulate.



the movement arent much different learn to ski groomers like that, though in some bumps and then learn to skid and youll be fine nearly anywhere sane people will go.
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 Greg.  I'd like to see a more upright pole touch on the groomed.  Not to improve your ski action but to make a better demo.

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Let's see if the student has learned anything from his teacher. Greg has so much counter-balancing/acting in his skiing (and that stores so much energy to be released into the next turn). If he had a more upright pole touch that would require him to reach forward and lose some of that counter and energy. Why go to all the hard work of generating that energy only to squander it before release.
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Let's see if the student has learned anything from his teacher. Greg has so much counter-balancing/acting in his skiing (and that stores so much energy to be released into the next turn). If he had a more upright pole touch that would require him to reach forward and lose some of that counter and energy. Why go to all the hard work of generating that energy only to squander it before release.
 
x2 besides timing his poles arent doing anything. who cares how it looks. form follows functions always. Its about being faster and getting more energy out of the skis.
post #10 of 15
Nice skiing!   I especially liked the one legged turns as you appeared to be a bit "taller" and still had plenty of action in the skis.  Maybe a bit more inclination at the beginning of the big turns would bring out that "demo look" that some like.  But, if you are cutting your poles down to 46' then I assume you are about 5'8?  It's hard to "look" tall when you aren't tall.  My opinion on the bump skiing is that you need to be able to do pedal turns, skidded turns, swizzel, air, unwieght, and carve.  Every turn can be different depending on the line, snow, your balance and other variables.  Don't wait for the bump to turn you and that may help with the pole plants / timing as well. 

Way to rip it!
post #11 of 15
Greg, overall very good, impressive skiing. I love the angulation angles you achieve.

I don't really have anything to complain about but if you want something to discuss I have a feeling that you could bring the hip slightly forward at times, and with a bit more upright upper body. 3:48 is an example. This is really nitty-gritty and I might be wrong - it's just one turn and in the forward camera angles it is difficult to see.
Do you have a lot of shin pressure in turn initiation? I think you probably do but I just wanted to know how you experience that from the "drivers seat".
post #12 of 15
Greg, overall very good, impressive skiing. I love the angulation angles you achieve.

I don't really have anything to complain about but if you want something to discuss I have a feeling that you could bring the hip slightly forward at times, and with a bit more upright upper body. 3:48 is an example. This is really nitty-gritty and I might be wrong - it's just one turn and in the forward camera angles it is difficult to see.
Do you have a lot of shin pressure in turn initiation? I think you probably do but I just wanted to know how you experience that from the "drivers seat".
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Let's see if the student has learned anything from his teacher. Greg has so much counter-balancing/acting in his skiing (and that stores so much energy to be released into the next turn). If he had a more upright pole touch that would require him to reach forward and lose some of that counter and energy. Why go to all the hard work of generating that energy only to squander it before release.
 

I think she already answered that with to "engaged the edges higher in the turn".  (which I tend to agree with in the bigger GS turns).  Second five in the clip is a pretty of good example of what I mean.  You are making big turns, but sorta skipped the top part of the turn.  Still, great skiing and I'm just knit-pickin'.
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Do you have a lot of shin pressure in turn initiation? I think you probably do but I just wanted to know how you experience that from the "drivers seat".

Not at all times actually. If you're seeing turns where my fore/aft control is lazy, that is because it probably is. It is something I'm working on a lot - getting pressure much earlier in the turn to move everything up the hill. If you put clips like the one at 3:30 in super slow motion or go frame by frame you can see a few turns where I clearly have a lot of shin pressure on the new outside ski at the top of the turn and then other turns where things appear to lag for about one meter before I bring the hips forward from neutral.
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