I just wanted to share my stoke with the board since I have posted videos here in the past. I took a few lessons last season mostly focused on carving.
Today was opening day at the beav, and day 6 of the season for me. It was a powder day -- wet thick 31degree powder than when skied out turned into very firm crud. I was rocking 185 dynastar huge troubles freshly mounted with dukes.
Late in the afternoon I was going down some skied out runs about 25 - 30 degrees. It was setting up to the point that it was starting to bump up a bit. I totally ignored the bumps and the only thing I was focusing on was to cross over my skis and push both my hands and shoulders as far inside the turn as I could and keeping my legs a bit loose while feeling my shins on the boot toungue as the skis came around. All I remember was that I was about half way down the 1600' vertical and thinking that I had launched off a few bumps, but wasn't out of control nor did I feel like I was working too hard. The skis carved perfectly thought the chop riding over or through the snow. It felt so easy like I wasn't even trying. When I got down it was like 330 PM and its still early season for me, I should have been beat -- but when I finished that run I decided that I would go back for a few more.
Edited by tromano - 12/4/10 at 7:55am