- Aug 16, 2018
Whatever happened to Dan DiPiro?
Lemme know if you find out.
Lower your upper body and move your hands forward and your tips will almost automatically drive into the next trough.
Thanks, that makes a lot of sense to me. I'd heard you want a taller stance in the bumps, but that's probably in a relative sense, relative to the greater hip angulation in slalom and downhill styles.
Why are you doing that?
You know, I've noticed that I always feel a little more comfortable stopping to the left than the right. It's the way I first learned, and even now on steep stuff I've seen that I tend to spill more speed turning to the left and less in control to the right. And that bio-mechanical flaw might go really really deep; when I'm squatting heavy weight, I have a tendancy to twist a little bit to the left coming up.
I just didn't know it was obvious even on easy blue runs.
go watch The Karate Kid.
You mean that really old movie? With Will Smith's kid? Naw, the previews didn't look that good. I can catch a fly with my ski poles though...
Oh. Why haven't you moved to Colorado yet?
'Cause God Bless Texas.
Cool. Come to VT and buy me a beer
Don't make offers you'll regret following through on. If work sends me up to Yankeeland I'll definitely be taking you up on that. Sounds like it might even beat a Mary Jane clinic in a cost/benefit analysis. And yeah, I don't know what Superstar is; I didn't even know you could still ski in May up there.
Just don't call me "grasshopper" or make me walk on rice paper (your turn in the Reference Challenge).
Oh. Lose the backpack
But then where am I going to carry this 32oz of coffee, bag of beef jerky, and tall boy?
You will adapt.
That brings up my next question. At 5'11" and 165 lbs. and intermediate skiing ability, what length ski should I be using? I know I need short poles, but how short? 44-55"?