A Short (unfortunately!) Bump Ski MA

A Short (unfortunately!) Bump Ski MA

Postby ginaliam » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:50 am

UGh! This is one of the rare videos of me skiing bumps-and I'm told the camera stop working midway through. Oh well-it's short but it shows enough for critical feedback.

This was shot on the upper-portion of the skier's right side (never groomed) of Outer Limits at good ole' Killington. K-ton used to boast that this was the steepest bump run in the East...it wasn't true, but that's what they claimed-it's steep and certainly as challenging as a bump run needs to be, but a hair or two shy of the upper bumps on Starr and Goat at Stowe, Liftline at Castlerock, and a few others.

None the less, it was funky and challenging back in mid-march.

My own MA-1. Starts off end of first turn way too aft w/ no foot pull back. Late pole plants and dragging hands. And man do I have an insubstantial flexing move (to release or absorb!) You'd think my legs were made of continuous planks of wood! I nail one or two turns-the best being the one were my whole body, except my feet exits the camera view and I pop back in at the end. The video was supposed to follow me down the whole run (which is long enough to be quite a work out) but, alas, it ends as I approach the filmographer.

Here it is-short, mildly sweet:


I'll get maybe two more spring days in this season-I'll try to get one long run for MA.

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Re: A Short (unfortunately!) Bump Ski MA

Postby Max_501 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:40 pm

I concur on the need for more absorption/extension. Also, take a look at the amount of upper body rotation into the new turn.
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Re: A Short (unfortunately!) Bump Ski MA

Postby HeluvaSkier » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:50 pm

Max_501 wrote:I concur on the need for more absorption/extension.

Agreed. Take note of timing of those movements as well... right now your timing is nearly opposite of what PMTS teaches.
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