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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I either don't agree or don't understand what you mean. Of all aspects of skiing, moguls are where you want to ski as tall as possible. You want to allow the maximum leg travel absorbing the mogul with a steady, straight and quiet upper body. If you are skiing bumps with a crouched stance the absorption occurs in the upper body instead of the legs and that's when you get bucked backwards.

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    Upper body should be quiet yes . If you're standing erect at the top of a mogul bad things will happen vs standing erect in the trough. The trouble I see a lot of people have is they run out of leg travel by a more erect stance .

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  2. #12
    1993. I was on a steep 35-ish degree slope with massive shoulder high moguls at Bridger Bowl MT. My buddy and I were both pretty decent skiers and were having fun wiggling our way down this thing. I stopped half way down for a breather and my friend pulled up next to me when we both heard this sound coming and getting louder: thump, Thump THUMP THUMP!

    I think we were both wondering if maybe an avalanche was coming? when out of nowhere 2 guys, one right after the other, come ripping down this thing at ludicrous speed just slamming into the tops of each bump and airing right over the troughs. Just about straight lining it. They practically skied right over our heads about ten feet away and as quickly as they appeared they were gone. That moment changed my life. I'd never seen anything like it before, never knew something like that was even possible on skis and it really changed the way I thought about skiing from that point on.

    he went so far off axis he was in fact on axis...the progression had become regression

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by makimono View Post
    1993. I was on a steep 35-ish degree slope with massive shoulder high moguls at Bridger Bowl MT. My buddy and I were both pretty decent skiers and were having fun wiggling our way down this thing. I stopped half way down for a breather and my friend pulled up next to me when we both heard this sound coming and getting louder: thump, Thump THUMP THUMP!

    I think we were both wondering if maybe an avalanche was coming? when out of nowhere 2 guys, one right after the other, come ripping down this thing at ludicrous speed just slamming into the tops of each bump and airing right over the troughs. Just about straight lining it. They practically skied right over our heads about ten feet away and as quickly as they appeared they were gone. That moment changed my life. I'd never seen anything like it before, never knew something like that was even possible on skis and it really changed the way I thought about skiing from that point on.

    This is awesome! I had almost the exact same experience on Outer limits in 2015 on the day of the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge. Some guy in an old school Hart jacket and no helmet was absolutely shredding through the deep troughs at a speed I never thought was possible. Really opened my eyes to how awesome mogul skiing can be and ever since I’ve been almost exclusively focused on skiing moguls.


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    When possible I hit it at a diagonal, but they have to be space right for that. Tight ones, just like everyone else 1 or 2 at a time..It was fun getting down upper Goat on those planks..HUGE moguls..had to hop turn it was so tight ..and crowded. tough run..no going fast on that thing until the middle.
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    For those who have never seen upper Goat..this is a good shot.
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  6. #16
    The lightbulb moment for me when skiing big moguls on steep terrain was when I realized you could turn ON TOP of the moguls....even MORE THAN ONE TURN! if you want!

    Instead of trying to deep and steep mogul fields like a traditional mogul skier, like skiing the troughs and one turn on the back or side of one mogul at a time...you know, the right way to ski moguls....just plow up onto those big volkswagons and treat them like a little stretch of terrain onto themselves.....

    Use this as an opportunity to check speed, or just kind of weave on bob up and over all of them, like they aren't moguls there to bash on teh die, but rather it's terrain meant to be skied head on....

    Really changed my ability to enjoy giant bumped up trails.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    For those who have never seen upper Goat..this is a good shot.

    best trail ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    For those who have never seen upper Goat..this is a good shot.
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    So is this thread about all natural moguls, or moguls that have been groomed down occasionally, and allowed to reform?
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    Anything really. I've been trying my big powder boards on everything I find. My friend out in Utah uses 120 wide as daily skis..so I thought I'd test mine. They do make getting around easy. Last weekend had a lot of different conditions to play around in. Ending up with icy areas between the bumps as the day went on Sunday. And yes turning on top is one sure fire way to get down.
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