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HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby h.harb » Sat May 04, 2019 7:24 am

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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby Basil j » Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am

Looks great. What are temps at?
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby jbotti » Sat May 04, 2019 9:39 am

Sweet Turns!!
Balance: Essential in skiing and in life!
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby h.harb » Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm

Thanks, John, The race hill stays amazingly hard snow.

It's winter another 70cm of snow tonight.
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby tigernbr » Sat May 04, 2019 4:27 pm

You make it look too easy Harald. :D
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby h.harb » Sat May 04, 2019 10:41 pm

I can tell you it's not easy I'm working hard, the surface has a crust with hard snowballs under the skis. It is west wall steep like A-Basin, but video flattens everything.
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby Max_501 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:55 am

Great example of high performance BPSTs skied in a narrow corridor. Notice how Harald's speed is relatively consistent from one turn to the next, that's what we mean by speed control.
Obviously a skier needs all of the Essentials working to make these look easy.

Back when mastering the BPST was my main focus HH had me ski a corridor like this on a green slope. When I could make a full run without blowing out of the corridor we moved to a blue slope. When I could do that we moved to a black slope and so on. It takes a lot of dedicated practice but the result is well worth the effort.
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby h.harb » Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 am

Thanks Max, I've been dialing in my boot set up all season. Now the last few days I've been able to get it really close. Even today I made more progress. The new boots are so critical to get right because they are so narrow around the ankle and cuff. I used to be able to just step in a pair of Head 150 flex; cant the left 1.5 degrees, never touched the cuff. Now everything is more precise, even the way the skis are tuned. Had some bad tunes early in the season which throw my canting and cuff set up way off. I was setting for the skis and didn't know it. To get things back working was a real chore. Finally, I'm back to feeling right. Running slalom the last few days really helped.
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Re: HH Training on Hintertux slalom hill

Postby noobSkier » Wed May 08, 2019 2:03 pm

Such an impressive clip, this type of skiing is so much more difficult than high speed edge-locked carving.
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