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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 01:38 PM
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This thread got me pumped to ride, although it doesn't take much to get me pumped. I'm also here to profess my love for moguls, thinking quickly, turning quickly and sharply, creating lines, jumping over moguls to create new lines, all while avoiding cutting through. So much fun.
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When the pow gets bumpy and turns to moguls I usually stick to the edges of the trails and take a tight line......or just duck into your favorite tree stash
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Originally Posted by Efilnikufesin View Post
Can't really carve yourself through choppy terrain well, all about keeping the legs loose so you can soak up all the bumps.

Know what you mean though, went off a sidehit jump on a curve into a trail merge not realizing that where I was landing was now a mogul field (was moving at a pretty good clip too) and managed to maintained myself for a bit but was still going way too fast. Caught the heel edge on the next mogul and backflipped for a while downhill.

Good day though after getting the 16". Almost forgot what that was like after last year. Hear northern Vermont was pounded.

I was in Vermont riding the day of when we got 2 feet at Stratton, it was EPIC. The back side of the mountain runs were untouched cause they shut the gondola down. But yes in the afternoon a few steeper trails were horrible with bumps. I keep to the sides of the run to get any fresh POW that was left.

I have learned you want to do more a dynamic of a turn with just pushing and pulling ur tail in and out compared to how you would normally take a turn when riding bumps....
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It's not that I love moguls, it's just that I can't stand it if there's a type of terrain I can't ride. So whenever I see a mogul field I head for it. So far the moguls are winning.

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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I'm going to do another bump tutorial video to replace my kinda lame one I did when I was just starting out.
Let us know when you do, be interesting to watch.
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Originally Posted by TorpedoVegas View Post
I like the technical part of it and you really have to read your line at least 4 moves in advance to commit to your line, that's what I love about it.
Me too! I thought I was the only one. I look at moguls as a giant puzzle to figure out. Like tetris or some thing.

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I read about 2 to 3 bumps ahead and it is fun. I'm not an expert but i do like to hit them since last season. i would just pump my legs like a piston and stay low,i had a youtube of me trying to learn bumps on the beginning of second season and got better the more i practice. i still do not like the volkwagen size moguls but it is surely very challenging.

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Only time I do moguls is when I take a wrong turn or have my Ski's attached to my feet. I can ride them with my board, but I feel like life is just to short to bother with it.
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It's been said before, but it's just experience. I'm not a fan of moguls either, but I love steeps and technical terrain. That means lots of skiiers....and moguls. It still sucks, and it's a leg-burning pita, but a necessary evil to access or exit the terrain I seek. Same thing applies to long bumpy traverses.

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Thanks for trying would be good to see.

I like the technical challenge of moguls and doesn't bother me when I have to ride them. Plus it reminds me of my powerboat racing days when I was younger (reading ahead and picking your way around and over waves at speed is a fairly similar mental process).

But if I could choose if a given run had fresh pow or week old moguls... well I'm sure I don't have to say which I'd rather

Where they definitely cause me problems is when they get really big (and rutted), icy and there's other factors (steep or narrow /both/trying to film with GoPro on grenade grip at the same time hehe - took a few tumbles on that run ).

So if you did get anything worthwhile in the gnarly conditions you describe maybe it would be useful to see after all?
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