Skiing the powder
- Dec 21, 2015
I like to describe the top as uphill side. Tops to mean and many mean highest point of of bump which is quite often not the flattest.
This is so true.One way to start skiing bumps is to learn to pivot slip your way down.
Here's an animation of pivot slipping:
Awesome skiing. I think it's the fast line fast, just in slow-mo. I'd like to see it full speed to see how fast he's going. I suspect pretty darn fast given his absorption. Also, looks like he's navigating some very large bumps.This is just a cool video. The slow line fast?
Putting in long ski days with the lifts running 9 hours. We were set-up at the base of Superstar in our usual spot on Saturday. Top bump day with a large turnout. Would have loaned you my mogul coach. Did you get a good number of laps in?Speaking of recreational moguls - is anyone still skiing at Killington and feels like giving a private lesson this weekend?
got a few runs here and there before my legs fell off
Do you recognize anyone? Or did any of you get caught on camera?got a few runs here and there before my legs fell off
I felt like stopping for the season, but looks like another week is coming
There were a couple of ski pros on the mountain (from US ski team from what I've heard) that were amazing. There was also one CSIA L4 and she was a pleasure to watch too.
I've noticed that a 1 base 2 side makes proper mogul skiing a lot easier, and a mid-twenties side-cut radius improves things versus a 13 m radius ski.The past several years I've decided to quit avoiding moguls or slowly gaping through. With tips here and elsewhere, watching others and... skiing moguls, I've gotten a lot better and can actually ski them. Especially smaller, softer bumps.
I usually practice moguls on "groomer days". That means I am on FIS SL tuned .05/3 or Head Monster 83s tuned .07/3, sharp tip to tail.
I'm wondering if I would find it worthwhile to add a real mogul ski to my quiver (even if it means swapping for a few laps in the bumps on those days), and if so, what would those if you "in the know" recommend? If not, should I have a pair of narrower all mt. skis with a more forgiving tune for mogul time?