Old 16-12-07, 08:30 PM   #16
 
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I thinks its best to go at your own pace. Start on novice hills - although most of the good bumps are on intermediate or expert trails.

Learning how to hit the bump properly and turning your body into a shock absorber helps. Also I've found that there are a few different styles of skiing bumps.

One is to kind of mash your way through them, pounding on the bumps at an intermediate to fast pace.

Second is to skim across the tops of the bumps. This is a more crazy attempt at skiing them but some people like this technique

Third is to maneuver smoothly throught the valley/troughs of the bumps in a fluid motion.

I could talk all day about different exercises and techniques but I think the best way is to just jump in and enjoy them as much as possible. They're all different so the more exposure you have to different fields and different sized/spaced bumps the more flexible you'll become as a skier. If you want to be a good bump skier, hitting the mogul field once or twice a day isn't going to cut it.
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Old 16-12-07, 10:43 PM   #17
 
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when i tried moguls i think the third time i went about a third a way down the field hit a bump, flew, landed backwards, and did a few bumps until i fell. On the plus side, it was one of my best 180 ever.
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Old 18-12-07, 01:25 AM   #18
 
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i love skiing bumps and from my expierence these forums help but the best way to get good at bump skiing is just by getting out there and dedicating yourself for a day or 2 to skiing bumps and you will find that you improve alot.
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Old 20-12-07, 01:49 AM   #19
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when you learnt to ski, i bet you were told to 'un-weight' your skis to turn, bumps help you to un-weight, so when you go up a bump, use it to un-weight and change direction to the next bump, use it to un-weight again and turn , and so on
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Old 20-12-07, 03:53 AM   #20
 
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Once you find the rythmn it really is easy. Its more tiring at first when you're learning. I've found the the bumps that are more tightly knit are easiest to ski. They look intimidating to a beginner.
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