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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 05:06 PM
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I have always hated moguls and scoffed at anyone who wants to take a board in there. That being said, being able to do moguls is great practice for tree runs without the consequences of hitting a tree.

I have found this past year that getting better at basic riding techniques helped me to charge in the moguls:

1. keep knees a little extra low, ankles flexed, torso UPRIGHT but hips low

2. with proper form you control the board with the bottom half of your legs, using your quads like pistons you want to keep your upper body as motionless as possible even as you rise and fall over the moguls.
Hey, just read your sig. gotta agree with that first line.

the comment about using your quads like pistons is a good one. I just really got a handle on this last season. I think it was watching the snow-cross competitions that really brought it home. Makes a huge difference to your control!


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glad that this thread is still on only 4 months to go before winter but who's counting huh? i've finally figured it out by (more riding) how to handle moguls,though i'm not yet proficient with it, i had more fun and not as scared to go thru them last season. what worked for me was the piston action of my legs and definitely looking 2 to 3 bumps ahead helped. keeping my upper body relax and taking my time is a plus. the only issue i still have is on the more steeper(double black)type moguls,but that is my goal this next season. i appreciated everyone's advice and will still take some more, and hopefully we can all helped one another on this.
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Soft powdery moguls are super fun.
My last trip I ended up just barreling over all of the moguls occasionally turning. They were soft, I kept my legs loose and went down them with ease. Since they were soft I did mess around a little with trying to ride around the moguls. Again, fun if they're soft.

Hard ice moguls suck. Fuck those.
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