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Advice for skiing bumps - help me
So after reading a few threads and talking to my friends i realizied moguls hep you a shit load with your skiing, i have been ridding park for a few years now but i feel as though my park skiing will not get better until the rest of my skills follow. As a result i have been skiing more pow but can't really figure out how to do well on the mogs. Any tips about skiing them anyone? I know this isnt the usual type of skiing we talk about here but i figured you guys could help me out. Thanks.
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Watch alot of videos and try to mimic them. But....
The most important thing is staying forward. Constant pressure on your boots. You should try to get whole body forward as much as possible while still standing up. To do this practice 'reaching' with your poles for the back of every mogul as you ski. Keep your body square with your hands out in front. Use your wrists to control your pole plants.
Second, make sure to keep your center of mass going down the mountain. From the waist up you shouldn't move. Keep your shoulders chest down the fall line, let your lower body make the turns. You may be afraid of going to fast at first but you will get the hang of it.
Third, absorbing the moguls is key, it keeps your knees alive, your upper body calm, and controls your speed. For controling your speed, absorb the front of the mogul to slow down, or push down the backside of the mogul to speed up.
Lastly, practice alot. It takes along time to get to be a good bump skier. Try to find something not too steep with a good line that you can practice on. Also, pretend you are skiing bumps on groomed stuff, you will look like a fool, but you will get the feeling eventually.
most righteous nsers i knew i could count on you guys to help me out, cant wait for the season to start so i cant start practicing
i think that your approach of becoming a better all around skiier will make you a better park skiier is a great one that everyone should have.
yeah, practicing specific skills is very necessary, but don't forget to take the time out to actually ski!
"They that would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
keep ur knees together and go in a straight line
Huck It or Suck It
it really comes down to one thing
PLANTING YOUR POLES!!!!!!!!! and also stay over your skis. dont get in the back seat or your fucked
keep an agile stance, skis close together, hips knees and ankles bent enough to absorb and extend in the mouguls. youre upper body should be perpendicular to the slope, there should never be a reason for you to rotate with youre upper body.
read the terrain ahead of you, its pretty rare that mouguls are perfect, look where you want to go, be aware of ice where you can loose grip.
if you bike at all... it helps to think of it like a pump track, you want to pump the depressions and absorb over the compressions of the bumps to keep your center of mass stable, if your center of mass isnt stable in the bumps you'll usually fall.
when youre learning, start small, dont find a steep bump run that youve never ridden before and start at the top and in the middle. hit the moguls on the side, theyre usually smaller and if you get into trouble its easy to just ski back onto the hard pack.
hope this helps
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Ok, I am a mogul skier more than I am a park skier so you can trust me. To keep it simple regular mogul skiing is like this...
Making a turn in the moguls is the same as on flats. You want to get onto your edge. Try not to pivot and slide into the mogul. Get on your edge and ride up the front of the mogul. Start to asborb at this point.
At the top of the turn you should be fully absorbed. As you ride down the backside of the mogul you want to start the other turn and extend.
You continue this for every turn.
Remember to keep your knees together and keep you vision up.
Pole planting can get confusing but essentially its the exact same as regular skiing. Before turning right, you pole plant on the right mogul and vice versa for the left.
Also try to keep your torso facing down hill instead of turning it sideways every turn.
Hope this helps!
i think the most important thing is keeping your knees together, then your golden
Bogus= poop Tamarack= chocolate!
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have u skid bumps competetively? not trying to be a dick or anything, just the reason i ask is cos the technique might be different for copetetive bump skiers. i just ski bumps for fun (not amazing but i can charge a zip line claim) and have done some bumps courses.
to me its waaay different than skiing on flat. like when skiing bumps, pivoting the turn is one of THE most important things. by pivoting the turn, i mean u dont use the edges/radius to turn the ski. this is why bump skis have remained straight... to be able to pivot the the turn u gotta work on upper lower body seperation, like u gotta pivot the ski without moving your shoulders side to side (like practice this on flat not in the bumps, keeping as much of the ski base in contact with the snow, not on edges) once u got pivoting on lock, u wanna combine it with absorbing and extending.
like hit bump, pivot and absorb, scrape and extend down the back of bump, repeat..
i dunno, maybe im just being really ignorant but thats how i ski bumps / how i was tought.
oh and keep pressure on front of boot, dont be caught backseat.
viva la bumps!!!!!!!!
Moguls are cool.
Just dont race.
I feel stupid to even classify racers as skiers with the park rats.
Well i think jerrbset is just great.
One thing no one has mentioned that helps me a lot is thinking about pulling ur feet back. Lots of people reach out w/ their feet to get to that next mogul. Be patient, let the bumps come to you. When your absorbing remember to let your knees come up. stay relaxed. If your reaching w/ your poles and pulling w/ your feet that should keep your hips over your feet and not in the backseat.
That is good for learning, but to be competitive you have to learn how to use your edges in the bumps to get good control and speed. It is alot harder than sliding your turns though. It takes alot of practice.
Ski the flats,
learn edge controll
and constant forward pressure
aaiit, good to know, thanks!
I always throw my hands way way in front as if I'm reaching for the next mogul to pole plant on. Once you're in the rhythm just go with it. Best place to learn are some soft, powdery moguls on a blue or something. You could also ski like you would on moguls but on a slope without them just to get into the groove and understand how you have to move.
Well there ain't nothing wrong with the way she moves,
Scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues.
take a lesson
preferably with one or two people.
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