AidanCskiThat is so false. There are certain tricks in skiing like disasters and back flips where 95% of it is just sacking up, but 450 on to a down rail is straight ability.
Precisely. 3 swaps are another perfect example of it, huge commitment factor. Before you even think about trying them you have to be absolutely sure that you can do 4 outs in your sleep off small rails. If you don't pop or set your edge or spin perfectly on axis, you will die.
I'm not consistent enough at blind 4s to have any business in doing 3 swaps but I tried a few this weekend on a dfd. The one time that I actually committed to it I didn't quite pop hard enough, front ski lodged itself in a hole in the rail and I got ragdolled/catapulted. Fat bruise on my knee (from the rail) and hip (from the ice).
just a city boy, born and raised in south minneapolis...
I don't stop believing.