JimG. wrote:And yet so many skiers list skiing bumps better as their main goal that it seems odd that mogul skiing isn't viewed as mainstream. If more than a third of your students wanted to learn something, wouldn't you consider that mainstream?
Shows you what marketing hype and politics can do to screw things up.
cj wrote:JimG. wrote: If more than a third of your students wanted to learn something...
That stat is amazing... I never knew that... I think too that most people just want to be able to ski bumps "instructor style" and not necessarily zipper line...
I wish I could just say "F" it and move to WP and ski Mary Jane for the rest of my life....
When you teach them the right techniques, this 1/3 of the mainstream, so far as my on-snow lessons have proved, loves the zipper line. It's traditional instruction that has made students ski bumps like instructors.
I never once had a student say, "Oh, hey, wait a minute. I wanted to learn to loop gently down the bumps, back and forth across the fall line. I'd prefer to not ski like a real bumper." The overwhelming response I received: "So, this is how you guys do it!" (Said with a smile.)
So, what keeps you from moving to mogul country?
Funny list of reasons why bumpers don't rule.
Tony Crocker wrote:I'm not sure why you eastern bump aficionados aren't hanging out at MRG. It was wall-to-wall moguls when I was there, and the average level of ski ability was as high as as I've seen anywhere. But perhaps like me most of you like your moguls soft, as they were on that 60 degree day.
joegm wrote: yesterday at loon mtn in NH , the freshly seeded bumps( about 72 hours old is my best guess) on a relatively steep line, were in the best shape i have ever seen them...
joegm wrote: becasue we are nuts and we stop and talk to everyone who we think may show any inclination at all to ski bumps..
cj wrote:I need to get bumper stickers made up that say:
"Stop the Senseless Grooming"
"Friends Don't Let Friends Cross Trough"
"Tips to the target"
JimG. wrote:[Don't forget "Eyes on the prize".
Tony Crocker wrote: Eastern groomers are in general not sufficiently steep (nor are they salted) to ski well when it's very warm with no overnight freeze IMHO.
cj wrote: DD- on a lighter note, I let that same friend borrow your book and he was reading it at work and when he was finished he propped it up against the glass in his lift shack so people could see the titile. The funny thing was that, on that day they had a huge instructor training thing up there and the instructors were giving him funny looks .
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