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post #31 of 39
Badgerman I ski bumps quite well with me feet apart. With them apart I can get some turn shape rather than be forced to ski defensive linked hockey stops. The word stop means hard on the knees to me. Just my opinion.
post #32 of 39
Pierre, sharing video of your bump skiing with us would be worth a thousand testimonials.
post #33 of 39
Nolo, my intention is to get video of that very thing next week in Summit County CO.
post #34 of 39
Originally posted by Badgerman:
Greg...you need to work on quicker turns on gentle terrain exagerrating the hockey stop on each turn....make as many turns as possible in the shortest distance....with the shoulders square to the fall line and the butt cheeks tight and knees tight together. Core strength is critical to good bump skiing. Be sure to press the tips down the backside and if you can throw in an extra turn for speed control...do it.
Thanks for the tips! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #35 of 39
Originally posted by Pierre:
Nolo, my intention is to get video of that very thing next week in Summit County CO.

Alright, we can make that happen! I'm on a jet plane Friday at 5:00pm destined for Summit Co with my Video Camera, and will be there skiing thru Apr 3rd.

Where ya skiing/staying?? We're staying in Dillon and planning to bounce around a bit. Drop a PM if there's a way to contact you out there, and we'll get that video put together [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #36 of 39
I have as well read with interest Pierre's posts and comments regarding mogul technique. I'd love to be able to see it to maybe help me assimilate the explanations better and assist me in my mogul efforts.
By no means am I asking for video proof. When someone states their favorite terrain to be frozen bumps, I believe they posess the skills to make the most intimidating conditions enjoyable. I'm ruling out masochism as the basis for the preference. Unfortunately in SW Pa. we get our share of frozen bumps. Before I "croke" I'd like to tame them.
When I watch other bump tapes ,I have a hard time applying the skiing that is being shown as delivering the best results in the conditions we frequently encounter in our area.
The bump sequences you will be videoing in Colorado will illustrate the same technique you apply to ski the frozen waterfalls of Ohio?
post #37 of 39
Roundturns....the problem with frozen bumps is spacing.....the bumps were created when the snow was soft and slow.....therefore the spacing is wider than if the bumps were created in hard snow. If you follow that line when the bumps are frozen the next morning.....you're likely to be going 5 zillion miles per hour and blow out of the line. You might be able to stay on the top of the moguls and throw in extra turns to keep the speed in check.
In tight steep bumps you have to keep you feet together to be quick enough to control the speed.
post #38 of 39
The best bumps are created by a half inch of freezing rain on Volkswagons. They become delightful, offering little resistance to shaping the turns. I can relax and just enjoy them with nobody in my lines. When they are like this I can ski 3000 vertical feet of them in one pass.

When bumps are soft and mushy, they are to much work and offer too much resistance to turning. I have to ski them the more conventional "over the bump shoulder" way and that creates the need for a lot of extension and absorption. I feel like a slug in them and want to pitch over the fronts of my tele skis and at times have to use tele turns in the bumps. Knees hurt; Yuk.

One word of caution about icy Volkwagons. Don't fall, they are very unforgiving of mistakes in balance.
post #39 of 39
Ah ha.....tele turns....about the same effect as a snowboard.....
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