Reflex Speed Is The Difference Between Mogul Techniques
The primary difference between The Green Line, The Blue Line, The Black Line and The Zipper Line mogul skiing techniques is the amount of speed control you have and the reflex speed required to have that level of control.
Deciding which of these four mogul skiing techniques is the best for you is a function of many factors: your age, speed of your reflexes, your level of physical conditioning, the size of moguls on the run, the steepness of the run, weather and visibility factors and the snow conditions on the run. But, most importantly, the decision should be based upon your own personal goal as it relates to mogul skiing.
Is your goal to use a mogul technique that allows you to ski a mogul run as fast as you can … on the edge of crazy?
Or, are you a more conservative skier, with slowing reflexes and want to make sure to avoid any chance of ending up in physical therapy – so you want to use a mogul technique that enables you to ski moguls slowly and carefully?
Or, somewhere in the middle? Your own skiing goal should be the ultimate basis for determining your preferred mogul technique.
The Difference Between Each Of These Four Mogul Techniques Is The Speed Of Reflexes Required
Two of these mogul technique lines – the Green Line method for skiing moguls and The Blue Line method for skiing moguls – do not require fast reflexes. These two mogul skiing lines are most appropriate for less-aggressive, more conservative and/or skiers who fatigue easier.
Two of these mogul technique lines – the Zipper Line method for skiing moguls and The Black Line method for skiing moguls – require fast or lightening-fast reflexes. These two mogul skiing lines are most appropriate for young, athletic, and/or strong skiers.
Since the Aspen Colorado BUMPS FOR BOOMERS ® program is targeted at the unique needs of Baby Boomer and more conservative skiers we will make judgments and recommendations about the best route style from this point of view.
Mogul Skiing Techniques That Avoid The Need For Fast Reflexes Are Better And Will Enable You To Extend Your Skiing Longevity
When comparing the alternative mogul techniques discussed above we can make the following four observations:
(1) The Green Line mogul skiing technique is the easiest and slowest way to ski a mogul run. The Blue Line mogul skiing technique is the second slowest route. The most important benefit of these two mogul skiing techniques is that both the Green Line and the Blue Line DO NOT require fast reflexes.
(2) The Black Line mogul skiing technique is a faster route to take through the bumps. And, the The Zipper Line mogul skiing technique is the fastest route down the moguls. Both the Black Line and Zipper Line techniques require fast reflexes.
(3) The slower that you can ski moguls the better chance you have of staying in balance and the greater the likelihood that you will remain in control.
(4) The slower your mogul skiing is, the less dependent you are on the speed of your reflexes. This has two important benefits.
First, If your mogul skiing technique does not rely on reflex speed then as you age, and your reflex speed naturally declines, your mogul skiing technique will still continue to work in your later years.
Second, if your mogul skiing technique does not rely on reflex speed then as the pitch of the slope increases you will not need progressively faster reflexes
In summary: If you learn a mogul technique that depends upon reflex speed then you will also need to have progressively faster reflexes as pitch of the run increases and/or as you get older and your reflex speed slows.