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  1. bawbawbel

    A New Wonnangatta Mystery

    Especially if they had been seeking a true Wilderness Experience.
  2. bawbawbel

    A New Wonnangatta Mystery

    So, we remain looking for a reason to burn the camp. Easy, murderer entered it. Xpect instinctive behavior which I often observe in the bush.
  3. bawbawbel

    Trip Report Mt. Baw Baw XC ski day . Amazing Snow. Nov. 16th 2021.

    So good. Makes three people happy...
  4. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    Invented by Jean Claude Killy, once Putin's instructor. A good start to a turn, with a subtle power transfer from the tails. But it soon got out of hand because Feet First skiers could not do it without a convenient mogul to push against. "JET TURN - A peculiar turn invented by Jean Claude...
  5. bawbawbel

    Trip Report Mt. Baw Baw XC ski day . Amazing Snow. Nov. 16th 2021.

    It probably takes 10 solid skiing days for the rage to dissipate enough for you to contemplate wasting one with me. But here's hoping :)
  6. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    Now that I have provided a path to overcoming your engrams, we should be free to ski. I think that I will invent a Freedom Turn to celebrate. Reinvent, I mean. Who tried the Jet Turn only to end up in the back seat ? Try it now that you have Easy Skiing in your repertoir ... If that's where you...
  7. bawbawbel

    SnowPorn Fuel: with DPS rider Madison Rose Ostergren. Girl can ski.

    Proves that even beginners dont need sidecut on piste. Or do they ?
  8. bawbawbel

    Trip Report Mt. Baw Baw XC ski day . Amazing Snow. Nov. 16th 2021.

    Hard to feel the freedom removes some of the incentive, maybe ?
  9. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    The Pole Shift had such extreme effects, viz the burial of a million mammoths and the exposure of alluvial gold locations and West Australian iron ore, that nobody has quantified what our skiing experience would be if it had not occurred. This is the Antarctic Circle before The Shift, the...
  10. bawbawbel

    SnowPorn Porsche jump

    I know which Porche is the most fun.
  11. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    And no one corrected my deliberate calling the Feathertop North Summit the Feathertop South Summit. So we can talk as if nobody is listening. It is accepted that Australia was verdant 13 thousand years ago. But nobody seems to realize that it was part of a world wide change as the North...
  12. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    Maybe only for people who like to think about how they ski. Others may be inspired by my easy approach to Feathertop South summit. And the late season snow on an historical run half way up. But it is odd that not one of the "I've been up Feathertop every which way" clan here have tried it.. VSG...
  13. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    Good summary. So we learn one or every method, then concentrate on Natalia's "leading joint" while performing them. We forget about actually producing inclination etc and feel our body driving the hips forward as we slope our shoulders down in the direction of the next turn.
  14. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    We must obey survival instincts, but when some which are logical are poopooed while others are boosted to the nth degree with daily reinforce, confusion reigns. Sidetracking is also now an art. So when skiing s'no fun anymore, what to do ? In Denver, I got skied out, only more danger would do...
  15. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    @KL Our South Island visit did not happen (sad). Looks like we have more in common than bashing gnomes. Maybe that song could be Always Look On The Bright side Of Life.? Simple things win.
  16. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    Ligeti has an exercise that I have never seen anywhere else. He starts with a turn where his blocking of upper body rotation is exactly synchronised with release of the edges into transition into the new turn. (That is where Natalia takes you.) Then in each successive turn he blocks earlier...
  17. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    They degenerate into rough jump turns, the smooth ski stroking from tip to tail is lost. An important part of Harb's phantom move on the inside ski is lifting it's tip. When you put it down, it triggers Natalia's sloping shoulder move into the next turn.
  18. bawbawbel

    Slope Unweighting - Understanding "Effortless Skiing"

    There are many ways to achieve this, using ski compression, leg drive, or upper body windup. You takes your choice, but if your outside hip gets left behind your turns are slow and energy sapping. But to "Feel your femurs rotating" is a result of a good turn rather than an instruction. Even...

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