ATS Phase 6 | Girls Ages 16+, Boys Ages 17+ | 10+ years skiing
Objective: To use the upslope of one wave to jump and clear the following wave at the end of a wave track.
Primary Skill: Pressure
Justification: When rolls in a race course become more of demand than can be absorbed (or to create a faster line) it is advantageous to skip the trough between the two (or more) rolls.
Slope: Beginner slope.
Set-up: Waves are constructed one meter high when measured from the bottom of the trough to the apex of the roll. Waves are perpendicular to the fall-line and spaced 12 meters apart. It is recommended to fill in the trough of the final wave. Width is one to two snow cat grooming widths or about 5-10 meters.
The skier enters the wave track at GS speed
Skier maintains straight run while maintaining ski/snow contact and a tuck position through the waves leading up to the camel feature
Skier uses the upslope of the camel feature along with any extra push-off that is needed based on their speed to jump and clear the gap, landing on the backside of the next wave
Criteria for Perfect Execution:
The skier's upper body remains at the same relative elevation above the horizon that is consistent with the pitch of the hill in a high tuck while the lower body absorbs the rolls and maintains or increases pressure on the downside of the rolls leading up to the camel feature
Skis remain flat against the snow and run straight in fall-line with even pressure between left and right leading up to camel feature
Jump takeoff is from both feet evenly
Skis roll forward in the air to match the landing slope of the final roll
Landing occurs on the backside of the final roll
Landing with both feet simultaneously, skis contact snow all at once (not tip or tail first)
View the proper execution of a camel jump in a wave track.
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