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    Quote Originally Posted by skiboarder View Post
    It seems all that mtn biking has paid off!
    You know that didn't occur to me, but you're probably right. I went from 10:15 - 4:15 with two 20 minute breaks. Given that there were no lift lines and we didn't really dawdle too much, that's a lot of bumps. No soreness today, but I am tired, mostly from staying up late wrestling with the video...

    A really great day. Quite possibly a top 5 Sundown day for me. A lot of bumps with guys that can rip is always fun. The last 2 1/2 hours I was there was simply amazing. Steve and I took a lunch break around 1:30 and when we got back out, the bumps were pure heaven. Big, soft and sick lines. It doesn't get much better in CT. Rain and bumps is always a guaranteed blast!

    The "follow-cam" was cool. Once they seed skier's right of Gunbarrel, I should be able to get some really great footage. It'll probably help folks pinpoint any A&E or crouching issues which are things I battle with constantly.



    Big props to Grassi. Making incredible progress. Close up that stance and you'll be there. I even saw some A&E at work. Perhaps involuntary, but the pieces are coming together for sure. Nice work! o3jeff is next.

    BTW, in talking with Jarrod on a lift ride, it took their groomer operator, Kurt 2 hours to seed all those bumps with the new cat! If/when they get too ugly, smashing them down and reseeding will be easy. That guy seeded some really great lines.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    It'll probably help folks pinpoint any A&E or crouching issues which are things I battle with constantly.
    what is A&E ?
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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    Great skiing everyone. I'm kicking myself for not joining you guys. I gut up there around 9:45, watched from the deck for about 30min to see if I noticed anybody, then went home. I didn't see anyone and didn't want to buy a lift ticket to ski by myself in the rain. Oh well there is always next week

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    just watched this for the 4th time. brian is indeed killing it. seems like he is skiing the bumps much faster than last season.
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    Namaste you guys!

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    2knees lookin good. Greg - you're right. Just work on more A&E. You're looking good otherwise. That'll bring everything together for you.

    I was watching my son yesterday on Northstar. He can go almost directly straight down now, and he does everything with A&E including speed control. Amazing stuff, and I wish I could ski like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    what is A&E ?
    IIRC, Absorption & Expansion

    Any CLITS want to correct me or elaborate further?
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    Quote Originally Posted by severine View Post
    IIRC, Absorption & Expansion

    Any CLITS want to correct me or elaborate further?
    Close. Absorption and Extension. I would encourage anyone that wants to bring a world cup technique into their recreational skiing to check out this book:

    http://news.alpinezone.com/4978/
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Eh, I had the right idea...wrong word.
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    Nice work on the video Greg! It took me a minute to recognize Pat in his new jacket. Thanks for the kind words Greg and Chris, I still have a long way to go though. The follow cam shot was wicked rad!

    My legs were pretty tired yesterday, I was doing large GS type turns down Exhibition just because my legs were too tired at that point to make too many turns. They're not too bad today though. I can feel them, but no real soreness or anything...
    Brian

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    I've watched the video a few more times now. First; everyone was killing it, especially considering it's only November. Chris, I'd heard that you've been ripping those bumps up, it's nice to see it with my own eyes, nice work! Watching my segment (I wish there was more to analyze, but that seemed to be a pretty good representation of how I've been skiing); it looks like I was doing a pretty good job of keeping my hands up front, I didn't really notice any dropped hands like I normally do. Looks like I'm still bending at the waist quite a bit though. I felt like I was doing a pretty good job of keeping out of the back seat though, I've been able to do a pretty good job of driving the tips down the back sides. Need to work on tightening up that stance more too.

    Thanks again for the video Greg, it's really useful to analyze my skiing, especially when there's better bumpers skiing the same bumps in the video.
    Brian

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