Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:22 am
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:40 am
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:
In general I know what to do in this situation, but I think your conditioning and quad strength have to be very good to execute. If it's late in the day and you're having trouble skiing the prevailing conditions with proper technique, it makes sense to back off and find some terrain/conditions that you can ski properly with less exertion. Needless to say, in the conditions of last weekend at Tahoe, few of us would have the self-discipline to do that.
Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:54 pm
Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:33 pm
Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:02 am
Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:20 am
Chromer wrote:You can squat to pee, but you need to stand up to ski.
F***, don't s***.
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:39 pm
Shuffling feet back and forth while turning helps, as does showing students how to hop off the snow keeping the tips and tails of their skis an equal distance off the snow. Then get them to hop like that while turning.
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:17 pm
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:22 pm
BigSpencer wrote:...while centered....
Getting a little more equal distribution of weighting between outer & inner skis is really helping short radius action on steeper trails. Attaining an earlier edge with that inner ski is sure making life safer
Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:04 pm
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:22 pm
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Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:53 pm
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:01 pm
joegm wrote:I can?t believe I have been on this site for so long and not noticed this link? lots of spot on comments for sure:
When jimmy talks about lateral movement I can really relate? the lateral movement or weight shift , as I have an easier time thinking about it, was emphasized so much to us this year at blackcomb. Sometimes though I think intermediates confuse weight shifting with swinging their hips outside the box, as my buddy?s and I call it. I don?t think it?s just for moguls , but it is so necessary for real solid mogul technique as well as good steep technique. It?s something I lack consistently being able to execute quickly and sometimes tend to fake a turn by just rolling my knee instead of the actual shift laterally with the hip. Then I get back ever so slightly. It really bugs the crap out of me sometimes. We did so many drills this summer on weight shift by really stomping on that new inside edge during j turns that ryan talks about. Traverse, stomp, shift , knee roll?.i drive around in 90f thinking about that sequence. I think I do about 5 runs of tip drags to start the day every day in the winter then 3 or 4 runs of unbuckled boots, j turns like geoff talks about? ( unbuckled j turns through the late day mush at blackcomb.. talk about being exposed ) lookin 4 powder nails it about getting on the uphill ( soon to be downhill ) ski fast. That?s absolutely correct and critical.
Another bump specific drill we did a lot of was tip draggin down through a mogul line w/ a lot of reduced speed?it kind of incorporates everything above with getting on that new edge quickly and kind of being light ( not back) on the uphill ski throughout most of the turn radius. That ?s a concept that I am struggling to execute also on a consistent basis?
One final thing smart would make us do on really flat terrain that is really off the above ideas is squat down till your ass in sitting on your bindings try and make short to medium radius turns. This obviously takes the hips out of play and forces you to roll your knees. But this really does nothing for weight shifting , which like I said, became even more clear to me is one of the keys to taking things to the next level .