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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Toeside turns are mostly difficult because you're likely trying to look downhill and only committing to the toeside turn with part of your body.
Interestingly, I have entirely different problems with toeside and heelside turns. With toeside, I have trouble getting the upper body to commit on a steep slope -- but once I've got it going the turn is sweet and flawless. With heelside, I have never had problems getting the turn started on even the steepest blacks, but as soon as I come around I have a tendency to swing into a braking skid. Both probably from scaredy-cat reactions to the OMG steepness. IMO the important thing is to know you're doing it wrong and to know what you need to do to fix it.
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