Old 26-09-05, 08:07 PM   #1
 
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Turn completion and speed control is your goal. Start out slowly. And I mean s-l-o-w-l-y. Finish every turn so that your speed remains consistantly slow the whole way down. Do this a lot. Then work toward being able to change speed in the bumps. Maybe start out moving at a faster speed, then after 3-4 bumps, start finishing your turns more, so that you *gradually* slow down to that slow speed (don't slow down in one slam into the front of a bump). Work on speeding up and (especially) slowing down. To do this, you will need to have your skis in firm contact with the ground. Going slowly will help your body understand the sensations of keeping en edge set when you are on the back of a bump. And to get that edge set on the back of a bump, you will need to be centered on your skis when your skis are coming over the top of the bump, so that you can pressure the fronts of your boots when you come down the back of the bump.the skiers' tips are either pointed down the backs of the bumps, or in full contact with the snow on the back of the bums? You need to be centered over the ski to do that. That is the only way you can finish a turn and control your speed safely in the bumps.

FYI, that acceleraton and loss of control after a few bumps is due to being too far back and not finishing turns.
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Old 26-09-05, 08:34 PM   #2
 
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Thanks for that, it's very informative.

I agree, if you loose control on moguls you could be in for a serious fall / injury.
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Old 26-09-05, 09:07 PM   #3
 
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i was advised that when on the bumps the best way to keep the skis in contact with the ground is to slam your feet as you come round/down the bump this helps keep control and can make turning easier....
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Old 26-09-05, 09:13 PM   #4
 
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i always try to jump a bit over the bump and land on the next one and it works great, i can do it very fast and parallel now i tried it so much but on film it looks so awesome.

we always call it bouckels
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Old 27-09-05, 07:59 PM   #5
 
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I have always had a problem with moguls. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 28-09-05, 05:43 AM   #6
 
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Everyone welcome i had problems myself in early stage so i knew it can be useful to some of you.
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Old 28-09-05, 11:05 AM   #7
 
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I had problems with them to in the beginning. I was afraid to turn. Once I did it and after that moment i can take them without problems.
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Old 28-09-05, 05:08 PM   #8
 
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I think it is common that many beginner skiers are afraid to turn. This is usually related to the fact that they find it hard to stop. Once they are confident at stopping, they will have no problems taking those turns
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Old 29-09-05, 03:09 PM   #9
 
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Yeah and now i'm pro :rolleyes: so it ain't a problem for me.
But when the bumps are icy they are really though i don't like them then
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Old 30-09-05, 12:22 AM   #10
 
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Heh, when the bumps are icy are when friends break legs
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Old 09-04-06, 06:01 PM   #11
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A family friend of mine doesnt like to stop on bumps.

Hes a heavier guy, and we play a game called Follow The Fat Man!

He goes straight down the mountain and doesnt stop, and we tag along behind him.
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Sounds like fun!
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Old 11-04-06, 04:04 AM   #13
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Yeah it is, the good thing about it is, we dont have to avoid anyone when we go down. They try and avoid us. There was only one time when we almost got thrown out from a place for doing it, but that was because there were kids..
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Yes - I imagine that it could be quite dangerous!
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Sounds really complicated, also sounds like its going to really hurt if I fall at those types of speeds, well we'll see this winter.
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