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Carvin' Marvin

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    Beaver creek/vail
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  1. I still can't get over it honestly. I hope Clint will have some good shots of Norm for the video. So incredibly relaxed yet super dynamic and exciting. No wasted movement or effort, just smooth. Shoulders on a gimbal. This is the level of smooth I want to achieve. His wife Diana also has one of the most beautiful cross-unders I've seen. Dredman and Johnasmo have this flow together as well. I was watching you two do your thing from the lift a couple times. Its funny when y'all are synced up you are making almost the EXACT same smooth, undistracted turns, but using very different techniques. I think Dredman stays more centered while Johnasmo is really up driving and diving his nose yet achieving the same results. There were so many rippin' riders there this week all feeding off each other, helping each other improve. The atmosphere was special and it was really a pleasure to be a part of.
  2. I've been working on keeping my hands out of the snow. After Inkaholic endlessly berated me this week for touching the snow, I realized how even the slightest hand pressure on the snow was almost integral to my balance. The tried and true boot cuff drills and concentrating on adjusting balance through angulation are working great for that. Its been a while since I've been really inspired by someone else's riding (narcissistic much?), but watching Norm (dunno his handle on here) rip his toesides is a sight to behold. They are arguably the most technically perfect toesides I've ever seen. His angulation is just insane. Given how hard I can rail on heelside, I always felt like my toesides were lacking and a little asymmetrical. I used to look at Jack's, Dredman, or Johnasmo for toeside inspiration, but now I have new goals. Thanks Norm for the in person demonstration at MCC! Alright crush over.
  3. Well, why don't you? BTW the Breck lifties are some of the most braindead in the country
  4. Right tool for the right person. If you are Monodude, then yes, monoskis are very cool.
  5. I think you might have to be a contributing ($) member to post photos now. Otherwise just click on the choose files hyperlink next to the paper clip icon. Data hosting is expensive so I think that is the case now.
  6. Like the others guys said. Initiate your turns starting in your feet, then your knees, then hips, then finally your upper body. That will help to get you up on edge faster and in the carve. The board should be getting tipped on edge well before you move your upper body across that fast. Keep that C.O.G. over your edge and yeah, bend your knees.
  7. The LCI's signature line right before the lift gate
  8. Buncha rippers rippin it up! Seriously though, some of those runs were unrideable after we butchered them.
  9. I ride mine over the tongue in place of the stock top strap. I run my buckles tight so it starts to hurt if under the tongue. I really like the way the bungee action feels compared to the more static stock straps. They feel like a little spring board for my upper shins. I should also add I've got big ol beefy calves so not a ton of free real estate between my shin and the tongue
  10. If you are flexible and want to ride Beaver Creek on the 1st or 2nd I'm off
  11. Yeah I'll second (fifth?) the BTS on the Deeluxe shells. You'll like it. Now that I'm in UPZ I ride locked for firm snow/carving and unlocked for soft snow.
  12. I'd love to take some laps at the Beav either day. We are based about 20 miles west of there. I'll PM you my contact info. Marv
  13. This. I would work on your core technique before making extreme-ish binding adjustments like that to compensate for whatever is really happening. Bend knees rip hard. I know it's been a few years since we've ridden together but from what I can remember your general body position is very upright and stiff. Just my two cents
  14. OP: Same problem, different year. Forum: (useful insight) OP: Nah. These days 75% of my days are solo, but I wouldn't be the rider I am today without having a good 1 1/2 seasons with the Loveland crew to feed off. If you don't have the luxury of attending MCC or traveling for a meet up then I've got some bad news for your situation. I find that going out with newer skiers from work is nice because we can stick to groomers, but if I go out with anyone worth their salt then a compromise is in order. Don't get me wrong, carving is what does it for me. It lights my fire like nothing else, but we are a rare breed so be willing to compromise or embrace the solitude.
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