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JH Video 4-2-10

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
 This was my last day teaching.  I got a private lesson with this little ripper.  We started on Telemark and switched to Alpine in the afternoon.  This is limited footage from our last two runs after skiing hard all day.  Leo is actually a little better than he shows here.  Skiing was great, sometimes it's hard to believe that I get paid for this!



Did I mention that he just turned 10?
post #2 of 13
Awesome footage, young man is a very good skier and the terrain and conditions are hard skiing for sure. Nice footage
post #3 of 13
Love the Jimi Jam! Got me thinking "One Rainy Wish" would make a good soundtrack too! The flow of the music could go really well with some nice ski footage! 

"One Snowy Wish"?   ;-)
post #4 of 13
Cool video, tpj.

That kid is one hot little skier. 

Gawd - to have been THAT good at THAT age. 

I didn't even know skiing existed at that age.
post #5 of 13
Luv seeing the groms rippin' it. I apologize, but a laughed when he did the head plants, at least he is not in the back seat. Great soundtrack as well.
JF
post #6 of 13
Kid is gonna be special considering he is making turns like that, at his age, and on that hill.  Hope he continues to learn the technical methods of the sport in lieu of the cliff/hucking/landing in a heap aspect that seems to have become skiing through videos.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
 He is pretty good and will no doubt get better.  I know local kids his age who are as good or better though.  He tends to crash a little on landing because he "drops & plops".  He stops at the top of most of the hits and doesn't have any momentum when he drops them.  In the one section he fell as he came around the corner and saw all the pillows, I think it freaked him out a little.  If he had been down the line before I know he would do better.  They don't have terrain like that at his local hill.  In the alpine part of the lesson we worked on upper/lower body separation, independent leg action, absorption, and keeping his hands out front.  His Tower 3 run in the video shows a lot of upper body rotation that wasn't there most of the day.  That run was at 3:50 pm after charging hard all day.  He was getting pretty tired by then but was IMO still competent to ski that run.  In the telemark portion of our lesson he put down some RR type tracks while doing 1,000 step and shuffle type drills.  I'm pretty sure I know some instructors who can't do that.  I wish I could take all the credit for his skiing.  I helped him with some things and showed him some great terrain that he probably would not have found on his own, but he had lots of good coaching before I ever saw him. 
post #8 of 13
TPJ, you are a lucky man.  What a wonderful opportunity for you to get to return to childhood for a while, and get paid for it.  Love seeing lil' rippers like that.  What type of terrain did he want to ski?
post #9 of 13
 Sweet! He looks a little tired in some sequences, but still playing with the terrain. Seeing kids ski like that is an inspiration.
post #10 of 13
Thanks for posting this!  Very cool, your passion for not only skiing but to help others to learn shines through.  Good job!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Cool video, tpj.

That kid is one hot little skier. 

Gawd - to BE THAT good at MY age. 

I didn't even know skiing existed at that age.

Fixed it for you, but maybe that's just my own view.

Looks like a tough day at work TPJ.
post #12 of 13
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I didn't even know skiing existed at that age.

Cause it didn't, nyuck nyuck!  OK, I'll make up for that by informing Bazzer (maybe he knows this) that you still rip, skiing your age +10mph:

http://vimeo.com/9094675

On the last, empty, bluebird day of the 79-80 season, they let people rip everywhere.  A friend and I did about a dozen runs of Upper Gros Ventre sans turns.  Ah, sweet memories.
post #13 of 13
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Cause it didn't, nyuck nyuck!  OK, I'll make up for that by informing Bazzer (maybe he knows this) that you still rip, skiing your age +10mph:

 
Indeed, I've had the pleasure of skiing with Señor Peters once, (and would dearly love to do so again,) and am thus well aware of his ability and proclivity to rip
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