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post #61 of 74
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

I guess it's "inspirational" if you spend most of your time on boilerplate molehills. No doubt the dude can ski good everywhere( I pretty much already said that) but the original video posted didn't inspire me to want to run out and buy some frontside carvers, take a lesson, and spend my summer perfecting rad turns. I already have a job. I ski to have fun.
 

Context is everything, of course, and this indicates that your development focus and source of excitement happens to be on a different part of the mountain at this point in time.  Nothing wrong with that, and fun is a great way to measure success. However, with just a little widening of your view, there might be something here which adds to your enjoyment in your preferred environment.
 
Here's a few points to consider while looking at the video that might provide some insight as to how good this skiing is, and also why it is so good:

* Constant motion.  This is the most significant indicator of the exceptional skill level of this individual.  There are no dead spots in any of the turns, and this is consistent in short or longer turns.  There is always co-ordinated movement of hip, knee and ankle joints.  Having said that, there are no extraneous movements, in particulare with the upper body.  Some of the movement is subtle, and if you haven't been watching these things as a coach or instructor for a number of years, then it can be hard to pick out.  Compare this picture to what you see out on your own mountain and the differences will become more obvious.

* Turn radius. The demonstrations here are just basic corridors, sequences of similar turns which provide visual reinforcement to the group he is teaching. However, he is in no way locked into a single turn radius, and a good example of this is the rhythm change on the fly to zip around a GP skier who crossed his line (around the 15 second mark). This reactive skill is also closely linked to the constant dynamic movement. The full video clip also shows a collection of runs demonstrating different radius turns.
 
* Turn shape. The skis are always turning, and each demonstration run shows fluid sequences of turns seamlessly linked together. There is no traverse sneaking into turn transitions and no requirement for a discrete re-centring or other preparation between turns.
 
* Start to finish consistency. A simple push off and away he goes.  No need for a few turns to build momentum or establish his desired rhythm, it's immediate performance on demand.
 
There nothing that ties these characteristics to a front side or back side environment, and nothing specific about technique either.  Try to think of these characteristics next time you're out on your own favourite part of the mountain, and they can give you some indicators to assess your own level of progress.
post #62 of 74
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Originally Posted by iWill View Post

As opposed to old posters with attitudes?

Really, this thread is stupid on all accounts. It's a video of decent skiing. Some people might be inspired, some might not. Does that justify 2 pages of personal accusations about internet poster's penis size, right to post their opinion or ski ability?

Which post in this thread do you think is the stupidest? I think it's yours.
post #63 of 74
I would of agreed, but now you took the lead.
post #64 of 74
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Originally Posted by iWill View Post

As opposed to old posters with attitudes?

Really, this thread is stupid on all accounts. It's a video of decent skiing. Some people might be inspired, some might not. Does that justify 2 pages of personal accusations about internet poster's penis size, right to post their opinion or ski ability?
 

I think you are interpreting this wrong.  What you are seeing here is passion.  Passion is a good thing, and is what keeps this place alive.

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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post


You guys are so obsessed about the technical aspect that you probably have forgotten how to just have fun.

 

Again I dont think that is true in practice.  Sure here we discuss/debate technique for pages and pages but that is what this board is for.  Tallking about how much "fun" we had, or how much fun this is, or that is, just doesnt appeal to me, or most posters here...that is apparent by thier participation here, and where threads tend to focus.
post #65 of 74
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Originally Posted by slider View Post

I would of agreed, but now you took the lead.

Ouch
post #66 of 74
 Will's dick is bigger than mine. I'm not contesting that.
post #67 of 74
Good skiing is good skiing! When I see balanced arc to arc turns, I appreciate the skier.

I know a level 4 instructor and examiner who is a treat to watch in all terrain. If this guy has been selected for INTERSKI, he is better than my friend Pierre, and he rocks!
post #68 of 74
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

 Will's dick is bigger than mine. I'm not contesting that.


But telerod- he doesn't even have a supporter (status) so you must be larger than Will.   lol
post #69 of 74
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Originally Posted by vail snopro

doesn't even have a supporter (status)


There's a few "athletic supporters" on this thread, and they don't seem to understand the most elementary concepts of this guys skiing.  That's a shame.

When anyone gets to the level of this individuals skiing you can do almost anything you want where ever you may be on the hill and it's just routine.
post #70 of 74
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Originally Posted by Skidude72 View Post


I think you are interpreting this wrong.  What you are seeing here is passion.  Passion is a good thing, and is what keeps this place alive.

I think actually, my post came across wrong. I think that guy is a fantastic skier. I can see how he would inspire people. I think there are others who would not be inspired, because it isn't big pillow lines. To each their own. To argue about who is a better skier because they are inspired or who has more fun because they are not inspired is what is stupid about this thread.
post #71 of 74
Then let's agree that to Rollo and many others, this guy is inspirational! If this guy doesn't inspire you, that's fine too.
But I don't think anyone can dispute that this guy frickking RIPS, and can more than likely do so in ANY conditions.

He can ski with me anytime!   
post #72 of 74
I hope to ski with inspiring and positive people.....
post #73 of 74
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Originally Posted by vail snopro View Post


He can ski with me anytime!   

Yeah, but you even let ME ski with you!
post #74 of 74
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post


When anyone gets to the level of this individuals skiing you can do almost anything you want where ever you may be on the hill and it's just routine.

Very few people will ever understand that.
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