20 thoughts on “Skiing FIS Race skis on various types of terrain (moguls, groomed blue, groomed black)

  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Who else watched that double turn 10 times? 3:36

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    St. Anton / Arlberg!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    To make it clear, let's define what, "It's the skier not the skis that does the turning" really means. Go to 1:30. Notice that his face, chest, hips, hands, thighs and kneecaps are always pointing at the bottom of the hill and never turning right or left. When you drive a car you turn the steering wheel not your body. If you were twisted in your seat, it would be very difficult for the steering mechanism to function properly as you wouldn't be able to input what it needs. If you are twisting and leaning the wrong way, your skis won't have a steady platform to work from. So to say it's the skier that makes the turn only means their body has to be in a disciplined position and the weight changed properly that allows the skis to do what they were designed to do. It is the Skis that do the turning not the skier. A ski racer Only positions their body and changes weight before the turn. At that point it matters greatly what ski they are on. Once in the right body position and changing your weight at the right time Then, it is the Skis that govern how well they turn.

    For a golf club to work properly, you have to discipline your body to be in and move in the correct position that allows the club to perform. Each club is specifically designed to be used in a specific application. So to for skis.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Ice up those bumps a bit.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    The color of skis is what is matter the most, not the skier. Red skis are faster than yellow. The green skis just saying "Let's go". Especially blue skies, they can take you to the sky. If you are trying to race, make sure your skis have racing stripes or you may be disqualified.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Yes, it is the skier who picks the right tool for the job. Old school straight skis were better for moguls than any carving ski, even with dull edges. I regularly see a number of skiers on retro skis and even mono skis in France.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    I thought FIS regualation GS skis were 30 meter sidecut (2018). If they are 23 wouldn't that just be a recreational GS, not FIS?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    would like to see FIS legal skis 30m

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    super skiing

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    awesome skiing, how would you compare the fis sl to the non fis racetiger sl?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Re Tom's comments…I wonder if Toms preference for the longer 188 FIS GS ski for the moguls is due to it's length or it's 30m rad ( think straighter shovel / parallel sides) ? Mogul skis don't have much shovel at all – that right?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Although i've said, 'It's not the ski but the skier' etc , the right tool of choice and length does make a subtle difference – looking back at Toms skiing, the sweetest looking turns are those short carve turns on the SL FIS. Seems he likes the feeling to…

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Tom, can you do some filming of skis and knees from a chest mount while carving? Curious to see high angulation from that, umm, angle.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Looking for a dedicated bump ski at the 2nd hand store.
    Was thinking of a Fischer RC4 GS ski 170cm.
    Has similar specs to a Hart F17, narrow with 21m sidecut.
    Is there merit to this, or am I gonna regret it?
    FWIW, I use to be a pretty good bump skier before I got big all mountain skis (Soul 7 185).
    I can still ski moguls, but find the bigger sticks a handful.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Great video!!!! Thank you for demonstrating that most of the time, WE are the difference between different skis and lengths. For me, an SL ski nearly as longer as me, or a short GS ski are great options for everyday use at groomed terrain. Thanks 🙂

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    IT'S THE SKIER NOT THE SKI!!! Hell I'm 5'6" 155lbs and used to rip bumps and powder on 200cm K2 KV Comps. My fast skis were 207cm Hart gs skis. I ski 178s now.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Great to watch your technique. I was recently out on detuned GS skis and feeling (and looking) rough in moguls. “Must be the choice of stiff GS-style skis”, I thought, but your demo highlights that it’s my technique that’s lacking!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    This is helpful, thanks. Awesome technique as well.

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