Yeah i think you can because you see good skiers, and you can use the slow motion button to see exactly how to do sometihng
"I believe that everything you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer for it. But in my heart, I believe that what I'm doing is right. So i feel like I'm going to heaven." -Tupac Shakur-
If you watch them correctly they can deffinately help you improve. You see how pros set their body, feet and rotation for spins and then visualize yourself doing. They especially help if you don't have any peers to push you and are at a higher or diffrent talent level than the people you ski with
i believe watching videos makes you better. even if you don't slow it down and focus on what they are doing, just watching the same thing over and over again teaches you how it should look and feel, kinda subconsciencely. it works even better if you watch a trick and then take it to the tramp.
Powder? I don't think I'll ever get enough. -Gerry Lopez, Surf Legend
I think just watching any ski videos, on NS or in movies makes you better just because I've learned more in this year alone then my friend has in 4 years of riding park. He doesn't know about this site and only watches very little ski clips.
i find it just belittles everything you do, so its not as scary. Kids on local mountains with few good skiers would have no concept of where the sport is going and what kids are doing without ski movies, so it probably makes them alot better too.
today, I didn't really feel like doing much, so i decided to watch high five. 30 seconds into the intro, I was so pumped to ski, I decided to set up my backyard rail even thoguh i had other stuff to do. By high five pumping me up to ski, it encouraged me to practice and I got a lot done and I learned a lot of new stuff.
i cant take him[liam downey] seriously cuz his name reminds me of that downy bear from back when i was a kid -d loc
I don't deny there are bad things in the US right now, hell, 51% of the country to be exact. But god damnit, our country being fat is NOT a problem. I do't give a shit how fat people are. hell, fat kids are harder to kidnap, that means our country is safer.
no, not quite...if you get the initial motion down by watching a movie, it creates an electrical path in your brain with neurons...its not strong, but when you try the trick it won't be completely foreign. Once you stomp it over and over the path gets stronger and stronger with more and more neurons and then you can do it on impulse...thats how you learn new shit...for example, in school, the teacher shows you how to do a sample problem in math, and then you take it and do it yourself.
what people said before...they give you ideas, pump you up, and belittle you tricks...
every time im about to pussy out of something, i think of how pussy it would look on film, especailly compared to candide. i then think im ahuge fag and commit to the trick
"BASE jumping is the best sport ever evented. Everyone should go out and order "BAse Jumping Baffin Islands" with Shane and Miles. Rails on skies look like roller blading. It's fucking gay and you wanting to watch hours of that shit makes you fucking gay. It's like comparing figure skating to hockey. SOunds like we a a lot of figure skaters on this site."-sno-man
THANK YOU! someone finally said it -VISUALIZATION
half of doing tricks in skiing is being able to visualize it.
and when i was first learningthe first few times i didnt even have the balls to try a 3. i watched a ski movie (i want to say the game, not sure tho) and then went out and stomped my first attempt at a 3 ever, over a 30 foot table. so it definitely helps
" im popping the collar right now, you gotta wear at least 2 polos when you do it though, im rockin 3 burberrys at the moment" ATLSKI
jizack that was by far the worst comment i've read on here...he wasn't asking if by watching ski movies will you get as good as the pros in it?...he was just wondering if it helped..i think it definately helps seeing something in slow motion and figuring it out, but only to a certain point
in a way i guess...... but not really. their just movies. you need to make it all happen .
"Over time, most people experience life involving love, suffering, passion, and an unspeakable drive for something new . . . for me there's skiing, nothing more nothing less and it encompasses everything, every day I'm out there." ~Pep Fujas
you see the new tricks the pros are doing..like in session 1242 jon started the whole nose/tipgrab thing.
and u can learn a lot just by watching the pros and then take it out to the hill and practise it (if u have the guts)