Featured The "Bring Ballet Skiing Back" Movement Continues ...

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug See "Rule 2" Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Thanks to our friends at Freeride Media and Bob Legasa, here are some great videos...

    Jonny Moseley:



    Dan Herby (Squirrel Murphy's stunt double from Hot Dog:The Movie):



    As Freeride gets more videos up, we will add them to this thread.

    Here is our Facebook LIVE feed from the event:



    Here is Bob Legasa giving "Airborne Eddie" Ferguson getting his own special @Shotzski...

     
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    I should've come down for this, it looked like a ton of fun. Bob was tempting me but, oh no, Damn job....
     
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  3. Karen_skier2.0

    Karen_skier2.0 AKA - RX2SKI Skier

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    Thanks for covering the event! Nice to see some familiar faces out there!

    I think the next one should be in Utah at the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships in Utah!
     
  4. Philpug

    Philpug See "Rule 2" Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    With the Hall of Fame ceremonies being in Utah next year, I think we will be doing it again.
     
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  5. James

    James Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Wow Mosely is really good with the pole stands and flips. Spins too. Needs work on his overall flow. Plus he'd lose points in a rodeo for losing a hat. But impressive job.
     
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    Here are some more pictures...

    Jonny Moseley
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    Dan Herby
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    Me with Alan Schoenberger
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    Suzy Chaffee and Bob Howard
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    Thanks to Charlie Sanders from the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame for the images
     
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  7. James

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    Is Suzy wearing '70's Scott boots?
    What is the gear Mosely is using?
    Like 52inch poles?

    Btw, if we could teach @SBrown to ski ballet, she could be a stand in for Suzy.
     
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    Yes, good catch on Suzie's boots...not only Scott boots but early generation NON DIN versions. From last year at Stowe...
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    Mosele is using Hart Ballet and Fischer boots.
    The poles are more like 56-60"
     
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    From Freeride Media's album...

    Announcers Genia Fuller & Danny Podesta
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    Curtis Tischler
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    Genia & Jonny
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    Suzie & Genia, yes she is that tall and she is that short

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    Dan Herby
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    Legends Colleen Stewart, @Lynne Weiland and Karen Huntoon

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    More legends...Dan Herby, Curtis Tischler, Brad Holmes and Bob Legasa

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    The best runs of the day (coach & student) Dan & Jonny
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    Scary boots! I bet mountaineering hiking boots have more lateral support.
     
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    Jonny Moseley was not just a mogul skier. He was a top-ranked combined skier on the World Cup. In ballet, Jonny consistently placed 5-8 in his final years (1995-1996) and was generally ranked 3rd among the Americans. At that point, only a handful of athletes were competing in the combined after ballet failed to gain full medal status after the 1992 Olympics. Combined skiers essentially had to qualify in each event to compete in the combined on World Cup. Sergei Shupletsov (2nd moguls in Lillehammer) and Trace Worthington (multiple time WC Aerial Champion and 2x Olympian) both skied combined even though they are more well known for their success in moguls and aerials, respectively.
     
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    Sergei ripped it

     
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    I'm loving this thread. Keep up the promo for this type of skiing!
     
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    So the "Combined" was aerials and moguls and ballet? And aerials as in the huge kicker jumps with the small skis? How long did this go on?
     
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    Ballet was renamed Acro for awhile then ended competitively in 2000. Having it not be accepted into the Olympics was the beginning of the end.
     
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    Yes, the combined included all 3 events from the 80s until 2000. The aerials are the 12 and 14 foot jumps and the athletes generally skied on 160s. I'll have to find video of JM doing a bFFF--three flips with three twists.

    I found it

     
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    Whoa! Rip van Winkle. Totally missed it.
    Mosely is something!
    And how about Mary Carillo as announcer? Never heard that.
     
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    Freeride Media is putting more videos up.
    What say you - Shall we put them in a new post or add them to the OP....or both?
    *here for now.
    Bob Howard in his solo Ski Ballet

    Bob Howard and Suzy Chaffee showing their pairs dancing
     
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    You should have been here!
     
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    This stuff is oh so fine!
     

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