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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    As far as I know standing tall isn't a bad thing, as long as you're centered over the balls of your feet and absorbing the bumps with your legs.
    yeah, i guess that is what i meant to convey.. i don't really bend my knees much at all. no A&E* going on with me.




    *still not really sure what this is and i'm too lazy to read a book about it. When is the C.L.I.T.s bump clinc??
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    yeah, i guess that is what i meant to convey.. i don't really bend my knees much at all. no A&E* going on with me.


    *still not really sure what this is and i'm too lazy to read a book about it. When is the C.L.I.T.s bump clinc??
    A&E is basically absorbing the bump with your legs and then extending them back down the backside, sort of like how a car's suspension works. If you don't absorb the bump then you're basically going to launch off of it. If you absorb, but don't extend off the back side then you won't be able to absorb the next one. There's more to it than that, but that's the basics as I remember..
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  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    <snip> I'm guessing I won't see any at Wildcat this weekend or Sunday River the following weekend.
    For SR at least, I'd venture that you're guessing wrong.

    Over the weekend there was a pretty gnar looking bump line down skiers left of T2 (roped off so that someone can't jump your line, not a closed course though), and Lower Risky Business skiers left had a long stretch of bumps too...

    Today's snow report mentions the Risky bumps.

    Quote Originally Posted by SR Ski Report
    With that said, here's a little inside scoop for you bumpers...if you like a challenge there are some big bumps on Risky Business that have not been groomed and they're skiing really well.
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  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    For SR at least, I'd venture that you're guessing wrong.

    Over the weekend there was a pretty gnar looking bump line down skiers left of T2 (roped off so that someone can't jump your line, not a closed course though), and Lower Risky Business skiers left had a long stretch of bumps too...

    Today's snow report mentions the Risky bumps.



    -w
    Fair enough, perhaps things have changed. I just know over the previous three seasons, I didn't see much in the way of bumps at the river until around Christmas time. Certainly nothing seeded, but typically the only thing that gets seeded there is Tempest.

  5. #65
    Agreed. The only bumps I remember from early season last year were under the spruce chair where they don't groom... I was pleasantly surprised to find those few lines over the weekend... I just thought you might appreciate the heads up so you can find them if you're looking for them.

    T2 bumps were where the early season park was last weekend, just below where Jim's Whim comes in on skiers left.

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  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    Agreed. The only bumps I remember from early season last year were under the spruce chair where they don't groom... I was pleasantly surprised to find those few lines over the weekend... I just thought you might appreciate the heads up so you can find them if you're looking for them.

    T2 bumps were where the early season park was last weekend, just below where Jim's Whim comes in on skiers left.

    -w

    -w
    good to know, hopefully there are still good options on the 14th.

  7. #67
    Upon viewing the video with the handy ID after, it appears I may have met Grassi on Temptor on Friday afternoon when my 6 yo son took his first bump run of the year... if it was him, he correctly identified the fearlessness of childhood... something that could serve us all well... or put us in the hospital.

  8. #68
    ok not to be mr grinch here, but anyone else been outside today????

    It would be off the friggin hook right now. too bad they arent open.

  9. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
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  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    A&E is basically absorbing the bump with your legs and then extending them back down the backside, sort of like how a car's suspension works. If you don't absorb the bump then you're basically going to launch off of it. If you absorb, but don't extend off the back side then you won't be able to absorb the next one. There's more to it than that, but that's the basics as I remember..
    Damn you guys are way too technical for me. All this A&E stuff is over my head. I prefer to point the skis and hope not to get out of control and crash

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