People asked for ice bumps, so here are some ice bumps

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  1. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    I honestly felt like crap while filming these, but the skiing looks about as good as your going to get on Icey variable, nonrhythmic eastern bumps. Run is [email protected] Here is some icey eastern bump skiing complete with skidding, rounding out turn, when possible, Hop turns down the spine of the bumps, Lateral hops to change line to better pastures, stem hops(aka Sequential hop turns), to change line up.

    a couple thoughts, you are never going to get much angle in this type of skiing.

    tactical choices are probably more important than than skills

    Skills still matter namely rotational control and maintaining balance on the outside ski

    As someone who use to hate the idea of non simultaneous edge changes and I am quite good at keep skiing matched on all angles, Stem Steps, and stem hops arent useless, but they should not be your only way of skiing. A well timed Stem hop can create flow and finesse where other wise their would be impact and no flow.

     
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  2. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Noisy=ice.
     
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  3. Fuller

    Fuller T shirts & flip flops... Skier

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    You make look easy but the sound gives it away! Nice skiing.

    I don't miss the Jay Peak ice now that I'm more westerly focused. Looks like all of NE will be a gigantic ice rink after this weather clears out.
     
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    Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    thanks man!.

    good I can get some more video of even harder ice bumps! Honestly after the rain and refreeze groomers will be slick, bumps will have some texture to them.
     
  5. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I recall a bump lesson with Weems a while back when I got tired and started to stem. He could tell I was getting frustrated so he said something like, "Sometimes that thing that we consider a bad move can be a useful tool"
     
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  6. geepers

    geepers Out on the slopes Skier

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    Hey, nice job!

    What boards you on?
     
  7. karlo

    karlo Out on the slopes Skier

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    Nice! But, I see a lot of snow being scrubbed. Next time, how about real ice, the shiny stuff :)
     
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  8. Plai

    Plai Paul Lai Skier

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    @Josh Matta Thanks for making the video. It's very similar to the experiences around Tahoe.

    I'm feeling better about my bump survival skills.
     
  9. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    FWIW, I was thinking that after I posted in this thread.
    I was skiing some terrain at Squaw that was decent and fairly edgable and was sidetracked into some small moguls that were in the shade. That was NOT the most friendly bump experience I've ever had.

    Even though @Josh Matta was skiing at Stowe, it wasn't Stowe Ice, it was more like Squaw Ice.
    :D
     
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    Josh Matta

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    E 93.

    Yeah and honestly part of the reason I didnt want to do this video, is because of the lack of context. @Plai you should get some video of your tahoe bump skiing.

    but just to make sure I am going back on sunday if any bumps run are open after we hit 50 degree and then it is 15 degrees.
     
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  11. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    The next time @Philpug and I are out, we'll try to get some video.
     
  12. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    Squice. Not friendly bumps, those. Throw in flat light and yer screwed.
     
  13. Roundturns

    Roundturns Booting up Skier

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    I am sure National ice bumps are way more intimidating than what video captures as the actual steepness of the terrain. Nice job.
    I am exposed to ice bumps at my home hill ( Seven Sprinds) every weekend and my performance is rarely a proud moment.
    Thanks for posting.
     
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  14. pud

    pud Booting up Skier

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    Good skiing. You made something difficult look easy.Gives me a visual to try and copy. Post more videos.
     
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  15. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Half Fast Hobby Racer Skier

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    Nice skiing! Yep, can't wait for the refreeze on Saturday after the rain here in WNY..................
     
  16. Plai

    Plai Paul Lai Skier

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    I was skiing softer bumps at Kirkwood last Sunday, and in the middle of several runs the fog came in. Yes, soft bumps by braille. Slowed down and survived, not pretty at all.
    It's got me thinking of drilling more short turns.

    The idea of *real* ice by braille kinda really scares me.
     
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  17. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-New England Team Gathermeister

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    Having skied that run many times in a lot of conditions...
    1. @Josh Matta makes it look much easier than most of us do
    2. National is much steeper than the video makes it appear.
     
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  18. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Welcome to W/B. SOP everyday.

    Don't need no stinking short turns. More like matching the turns to the bumps.
    Feel. Feel with your skis (feet). Like reading braille except with your feet. Feel the bumps.
    No use looking for things you can't see. Use your other senses when you are blind.
     
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  19. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    You must feel the force flowing within you.
     
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  20. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Life is hard. Skiing is easy! Skier

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    Ice is for cocktails, hockey rinks, and race courses.
    Otherwise :nono:
     

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