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  1. #201
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    I might like bumps more if I got to ski them in. Navigating a field of fucked up hacked mini diamond bumps with no flow just pisses me off! I'm a big guy with big skis I need big bumps!

    If only bump runs still looked like this
    ...tricks deserve applause, style deserves respect

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    IMHO this (93 world champs) was about as good as it got in mogul skiing because everyone was technically strong at this point but the moguls hadn't been standardized and machine-made into a perfect line of tiny blips and these guys had to land in moguls still...which was the hardest thing about mogul comps back in the day. Look at the line in this vid...the bumps are huge and there's a few rhythm shifts in there.

    watch the run at 5:30...


    I think the comp world jumped the shark as soon as they started trying to make perfect lines for comps and especially after they started shaping up landing pads for the airs. Comp mogul lines in the mid-late 90s were lines that were already there on the hill, by the early-mid 2000s I couldn't even ski comp lines because they weren't really moguls anymore, they were just little rectangular rut lines going straight down the fall line...sometimes there weren't really even moguls, just ruts dug into flat snow. I blame that transition on the exodus of new schoolers from the sport because it distilled mogul skiing down to the most specialized super-hardcore mogul comp guys--you know, those guys who don't even freeski. It's a shame, because the pro mogul tour in the 90s had a lot of great freeskiers---Mcconkey, Brad Holmes, Justin Patnode, Scott Kauf...etc etc. .. it was a whole different thing than it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YetiMan View Post
    IMHO this (93 world champs) was about as good as it got in mogul skiing because everyone was technically strong at this point but the moguls hadn't been standardized and machine-made into a perfect line of tiny blips and these guys had to land in moguls still...which was the hardest thing about mogul comps back in the day. Look at the line in this vid...the bumps are huge and there's a few rhythm shifts in there. .
    Well said...you get bonus points for mentioning Justin Patnode. Competitive mogul skiing has definitely jumped the shark.

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    So if tele is gay and bumps are gay does that mean I'm straight when I tele bumps? Or am I more like a gay orgy sliding down the hill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPP33 View Post
    So if tele is gay and bumps are gay does that mean I'm straight when I tele bumps? Or am I more like a gay orgy sliding down the hill?

    Tele in the bumps is badass. the fore-aft stability afforded by a free heel makes sense in moguls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YetiMan View Post
    IMHO this (93 world champs) was about as good as it got in mogul skiing because everyone was technically strong at this point but the moguls hadn't been standardized and machine-made into a perfect line of tiny blips and these guys had to land in moguls still...which was the hardest thing about mogul comps back in the day. Look at the line in this vid...the bumps are huge and there's a few rhythm shifts in there.

    watch the run at 5:30...


    I think the comp world jumped the shark as soon as they started trying to make perfect lines for comps and especially after they started shaping up landing pads for the airs. Comp mogul lines in the mid-late 90s were lines that were already there on the hill, by the early-mid 2000s I couldn't even ski comp lines because they weren't really moguls anymore, they were just little rectangular rut lines going straight down the fall line...sometimes there weren't really even moguls, just ruts dug into flat snow. I blame that transition on the exodus of new schoolers from the sport because it distilled mogul skiing down to the most specialized super-hardcore mogul comp guys--you know, those guys who don't even freeski. It's a shame, because the pro mogul tour in the 90s had a lot of great freeskiers---Mcconkey, Brad Holmes, Justin Patnode, Scott Kauf...etc etc. .. it was a whole different thing than it is now.
    Nicely put. You forgot Plake and Candide (albeit later) though.

    Speaking of bumps, Holiday Valley represent!
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SterlingSpikeDancer View Post
    It's only lame to not be ABLE to ski moguls.

    It's not that you can't ski moguls, it's that you can't ski. The moguls just prove it. I wish I had invented that line, but someone on here once posted it and I thought it was pretty true. Powder days always have bumps in them, along with uncut trees and steeps for me. And the face shots from hammering out a nice line are just as much fun. My knees actually feel like a million bucks after skiing moguls. I feel it has also given me the ability to make any turn on the mountain at any time. Pretty useful tool in the belt.
    "Its not that you can not ski the bumps, its that you can not ski and the bumps prove it" It was me that said that first......... Yetiman the classic mogul video is more like an actual real life turn than current day bump skiing.

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    Loves me some bumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPP33 View Post
    So if tele is gay and bumps are gay does that mean I'm straight when I tele bumps? Or am I more like a gay orgy sliding down the hill?
    It means you are DPed by gay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyJeffy View Post
    Tele in the bumps is badass. the fore-aft stability afforded by a free heel makes sense in moguls.
    Very true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveLarger View Post
    Very true!
    Ok, I can't tell if you guys are joking or serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YetiMan View Post
    And here's why we have an avy fatality thread every month.
    sadly we are are up to 4 or 5 inbounds resort non avy deaths in utah
    no one makes threads
    those tradgiedies are somehow different.
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    you start an inbound trauma thread, i'yd fall lowz.
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    Resorts try to keep inbounds deaths quiet. Don't want tourons finding out just how inherently dangerous skiing is. Vibes to the family and friends of those that lost loved ones on the hill, no matter how it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPP33 View Post
    Ok, I can't tell if you guys are joking or serious.
    Back to mogul talk.

    I'm dead serious! I don't know about out west, but here in New England, there is a micro-subculture of tele-bumpers. These guys can be seen shredding moguls even when conditions are much better elsewhere on the hill. I'm a recovering telemark skier, and I thought skiing bumps with a free-heel was a blast. The fore-aft stability gives you rock-solid stability (although changing the lead ski quick enough can be problematic). The guys I see ripping lines in an ultra-low tele stance blow my mind. Some of the best skiers on the mountain for sure!

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    How the fuck is this even debatable. Bumps rule.
    Took me like 10 minutes to figure out how to change this shit

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    I like skiing...

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    Skiing bumps will never be lame.
    Leave No Turn Unstoned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPP33 View Post
    So if tele is gay and bumps are gay does that mean I'm straight when I tele bumps?
    Correct.

    Unless you tele bumps in the rain.

    Then you are gay again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPP33 View Post
    Ok, I can't tell if you guys are joking or serious.
    I'm serious. After I stopped ski racing in my youth I telemark skied for a while. Mogul skiing on telemark is somehow much more intuitive than with real skis. It does however require quick feets. So could be it's better for young guys than us 30+ old farts.

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    ^^ It's true, tele skiing in the bumps is pretty fun and natural, provided the bumps are shaped for it. The short, choppy, stair step bumps aren't real great. Longer, more ski-turn shaped bumps are natural for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
    Skiing bumps will never be lame.
    Not being able to ski bumps will always be lame (speaking from experience of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AweShuksan View Post
    Correct.

    Unless you tele bumps in the rain.

    Then you are gay again.
    that wuz funny
    embrace the gape
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    Today at Loveland.

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    Dude its losers like you that give ski bums a bad rap.

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