Here’s some more drills to help with body position. Enjoy!
Here’s a brand new tutorial with some very useful drills. Enjoy!
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The video’s a little shaky, but I think it’s still a cool angle of skiing the bumps. (I tried my best on the computer to smooth it out) It’s just a cool new perspective and it good at showing how to pull your feet back beneath and behind you during absorption. Enjoy!
This tutorial will teach you how to control your speed efficiently and safely while skiing the moguls. Sometimes, we just get going too fast in the moguls and it is difficult to slow down. When this happens, it is a common habit to get back seat and in the defensive position. However this is the exact opposite of what you actually need to do. It’s very important to stay forward and balanced, and not let your weight get on your heels. Speed is determined by the size of your turns and also your absorption. So, if you’re going too fast and want to slow down, simply finish your turns more by making wider turns down the backside of the mogul. Just like on flats, the more turns you make and the wider they are the slower you will go. Through absorption you can also decrease your speed. You will go slower if you fully absorb the mogul and, after you reach the crest of the mogul, pull your feet back behind you. The more forward and better balanced you are while going through the moguls at any speed, the easier it will be to shave off some speed in the bumps. If you have good balance and absorption, slowing down is just a matter of getting on an edge and making turns, just like you would on flats.
Steep mogul hills are challenging for just about everybody. The bumps are bigger, more rutted and it’s harder than ever to control your speed. The truth is, however, is you need to ski them almost identically to normal moguls. Just because of the steepness, many people start skiing defensively by letting their feet get out in front of them and letting their hips drop back. While skiing steeps, it’s important to stay disciplined by keeping you feet underneath you, with you hips forward and hand pointing down the hill. Make sure that your shoulders stay square down the hill and don’t turn sideways. Just be patient and let the bump come to you without “throwing your feet at it.” Even though it’s scary, you have to be even more forward than you would on normal moguls and start absorption in order to achieve as much backside pressure as possible. It takes some getting used to, but keep staying forward and square and soon enough steeps will be cake!