Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:35 am
joegm wrote:former cannon,nh ski instructor dan dipiro says it better than i can
interesting site/blog for anyone interested
he has some interesting things to say about cannon mountain and their 1) closemindedness towards terrain management and 2) the outright hostility he got from the PSIA rumpswabs in the "ski school"...
i'm really gettin antsy here so i figured i would stir up the soup
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:35 pm
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:08 am
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:12 am
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:16 am
sheahunter wrote:Amen to that.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:23 am
Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:38 am
The key is the following...PSIA tries to teach bumps using the same techniques used to teach groomed run skiing. They'll say skiing bumps uses the same techniques, just different tactics. WRONG! Skiing bumps properly requires techniques PSIA doesn't teach, period. In fact, they discourage some of the skills required to ski bumps well (feet together, extremely tall stance, rotary powered turns with little emphasis on carving).
So, it's no wonder that so many PSIA bump lessons end in failure and disappointment.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:07 am
Ryan wrote:Also to address the statment that there is one and only one way to approach bumps is out of their mind. The same line can be approached from a multitude of different approaches. You can attack the fronts, you can turn over the backs, you can go top to top and spend most of your time in the air. Some people even enjoy carving through the troughs. No one approach is better than any other. The point that I am trying to make is that skiing is not about being closed minded and assuming that your way is better than any other way.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:52 pm
Ryan wrote:jsul185 wrote: ...I'm asking you, why isn't the technique of bump skiing taught in the east coast?
Uuuh... it is.
I'm a PSIA Certified insturctor and I would guess that about 15-20% of my lessons are specificaly bump classes. You can walk into any Ski School I know of and request a bump lesson and although it may take a couple of minutes longer to grab you an instructor that specialize in it, there should be no problem in getting it done.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:17 pm
Ryan wrote: I have ben skiing for 24 years and I will say however that FEET APART IS BETTER. It is more stable and balanced. It makes it easier to stack your weight cleanly and move in any direction faster....
Also to address the statment that there is one and only one way to approach bumps is out of their mind. The same line can be approached from a multitude of different approaches. You can attack the fronts, you can turn over the backs, you can go top to top and spend most of your time in the air. Some people even enjoy carving through the troughs. No one approach is better than any other.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:44 pm
Dan DiPiro wrote:I really don't want to make this pick-on-Ryan day, but, Ryan, I have to disagree with you again.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:13 pm
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:25 pm
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:37 pm
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:57 pm
Yes there are many ways to approach a bump line. But there is only one way to really nail that zipper line; the other options are for survival in the bumps and that's a different story.