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it's all about being LOOOSE, man!
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Unless you're absolutely nailing it perfectly, mogul skiing has all the grace of falling down a flight of stairs in leg calipers.
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@Old Fartbag, Just slightly different ways of saying the same thing - will appeal to different people.
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Jonny Moseley's exercises are excellent even if one doesn't ski!!! great for fell running btw.
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Over them/around them = irrelevant.
The bumps do not exist.

There is only the fall-line and the snow your ski is in contact with Toofy Grin


Shocked of course (slaps forehead) if I am going to ski the fall line smoothly I have to make the bumps disappear...and then itís just normal skiing. Right?

So itís not that we are absorbing the shock, instead we avoid the shock?

Hmmm I wonder if that will be as easy as it sounds..... Confused
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I was told to imagine a low ceiling to stop my head popping up at the top of the bump; make sure all the bump was absorbed by the legs.
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Gyro wrote:
Still naff, and the group coming down together!!

Just to clarify, I know their skill level is off the chart but even so, looks naff.


Taste is a tricky one. I spent a few years trying to photograph people riding rails, which just looks incredibly stupid to me... but it's been popular for a fair while. Still, a very difficult photography job.

If you think you're sensitive to things looking "naff", then you can be sure that everything you think isn't naff today will be horrendously naff to you in a few years time.
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I spent a few years trying to photograph people riding rails, which just looks incredibly stupid to me


I can confirm it looks utterly laughable when I do it! A middle-aged man looking for an opportunity to incur some additional dental expenses while being as ungainly as possible.
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Bob wrote:
nothing beats the superior feeling you get when you've completed a good mogul run.


Yes, mogul bounce, powder float, and steep jumpturns are the three best feelings in skiing.
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Whitegold wrote:
Bob wrote:
nothing beats the superior feeling you get when you've completed a good mogul run.


Yes, mogul bounce, powder float, and steep jumpturns are the three best feelings in skiing.


And you would know this? How?
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Another bumps tune-up today. The new bit of info was to scrape the outer/lower ski down the back of the bump, rather than the inner ski as I'd been doing before. Had to force myself the first few times, but started to get it after.

Season-established bumps with 4in of fresh on top. Not easy.
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under a new name wrote:
Stop the brutal grooming...


In the States and Canada they often leave ungroomed strips along the side of wider pistes.

Allows people to have a little go if they want to with an easy way out.
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Orange200 wrote:
Another bumps tune-up today. The new bit of info was to scrape the outer/lower ski down the back of the bump, rather than the inner ski as I'd been doing before. Had to force myself the first few times, but started to get it after.

Season-established bumps with 4in of fresh on top. Not easy.

By the "Back", do you mean the d/hill side?

I was taught to "check" against the u/hill face of the bump (softer snow) and then let the turn unfold, staying off the edges on the scraped "d/hill" side (then check against the u/hill face of the next one). As speed and ability improves, you then check less hard against the side of the bump....but I suppose there are a 101 ways to skin a cat.
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@Old Fartbag, that sounds about right, but for bumps there's really only one "proper" way to do it. Which is about what you describe.

@Orange200, well done but why so much weight and activity on the uphill ski?

@snowheads68, struggling to think of anywhere that doesn't have that?
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Moguls.....best avoided. The idea of skiing moguls always reminds someone me of those weird people who go cycling and deliberately loom for hills to climb - not for the thrill of coming down again, just for the masochistic pleasure of going up them in the first place.
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@foxtrotzulu, nope, IMO.

Skiing well formed bumps is the most fun.
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under a new name wrote:

@Orange200, well done but why so much weight and activity on the uphill ski?
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Because Iím a classically crap back-seater?
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ah.
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Thesixquidman wrote:
Whitegold wrote:
Bob wrote:
nothing beats the superior feeling you get when you've completed a good mogul run.


Yes, mogul bounce, powder float, and steep jumpturns are the three best feelings in skiing.


And you would know this? How?


I don't know how or whether Whitegold is qualified to write that, but I agree with him. Three great feelings Smile
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@Chamcham, the knee must be feeling better!
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foxtrotzulu wrote:
Moguls.....best avoided. The idea of skiing moguls always reminds someone me of those weird people who go cycling and deliberately loom for hills to climb - not for the thrill of coming down again, just for the masochistic pleasure of going up them in the first place.


Surely its the thrill of having accomplished something that's rather difficult, rather than just being able to do the same as 99% of the population can do? A bit like going down a mogul field with style I suppose - something I'd love to be able to do!
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@snowheads68, struggling to think of anywhere that doesn't have that?


He means within the bounds of the piste markers rolling eyes
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@jellylegs, what difference does that make? + several slopes around Cham are no longer pisted regularly.
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@jellylegs, what difference does that make? + several slopes around Cham are no longer pisted regularly.


It means you can ski bumps to the side of the run without going off-piste and invalidating your insurance.
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@Gordyjh, Yep Smile Smile Smile
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@jellylegs, pretty crap insurance eh?
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@jellylegs, what difference does that make? + several slopes around Cham are no longer pisted regularly.


It means people can have a go at a few moguls and then easily dip out back on the bashed part of the piste. They're not committed to a whole run of just moguls.

Suppose it's needed more in the States which has a lot of tree-lined skiing.
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@snowheads68, Iím just unsure of the point being made. Loads of places are like that. Puzzled
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Chamcham wrote:
Thesixquidman wrote:
Whitegold wrote:
Bob wrote:
nothing beats the superior feeling you get when you've completed a good mogul run.


Yes, mogul bounce, powder float, and steep jumpturns are the three best feelings in skiing.


And you would know this? How?


I don't know how or whether Whitegold is qualified to write that, but I agree with him. Three great feelings Smile


Adding... Landing a big air into powder and not going over the handle bars - or maybe thatís just relief? (Even if mine arenít very big)

Usually avoid moguls to protect knees, but tried to run a mogul field on my 124īs the other day and it wasnít entirely unenjoyable if somewhat messy!
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jellylegs wrote:
under a new name wrote:
Stop the brutal grooming...


+1
The pistes are becoming so boring, especially around the Sella Ronda.

++++++++++1!!!!!!!!
For such a big area, the piste skiing in the Sella Ronda is soooo boring, late in the day some small bumps appear but they get wiped out overnight. France has far better piste skiing where some pistes get regularly groomed and others are left for days or never groomed. In Tignes there were mature moguls on a blue run so intermediates can get used to skiing them without the fear of the steepness of a black run.

I ski moguls fairly well but I'm hard pressed to say how I do it! I would say it's about reading the bumps two ahead of the one that you are on, sometimes coming off one bump completely off balance but knowing that hitting the next bump correctly will restore that balance and just going for it instead of panicking, its a confidence thing, putting your body in a position that it thinks is dangerous is where you have best control
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