hard carving, progressing from intermediate to advanced?
hi guys, I'm trying to get better at riding. I've been snowboarding for a few years now but this season I have really been trying to improve a lot more. I'm riding 3-5 times a week.
So what I'm having problems with the most is high speed, hard aggressive carving. When I'm riding blues I can lay down neat clean carves. I don't have problems with transitioning. But when I really pick up the pace on blacks I have two main problems.
1) When I'm locked into my toeside carve, sometimes the edge on the front of my board will "pop" out. Last weekend I lost an edge like this on groomer and crashed doing 70 or 80, it sucked. What can I do to keep my edges locked in? I'm trying to weight my front foot more, I usually initiate my turns with my back foot and most of the time my weight is like 30/70 front/back. I'm not sure if this is right? I'm also trying to make sure the start of the carve is clean and locked in before I really lay into it.
2) A similar thing happens with my heel edge, but only on steeps where I am hard on my edge. Perpendicular with the fall line. It will start "walking" out in steps and then slip out completely. I feel my back heel start to "pop pop pop" and the edge grabbing/letting go repeatedly. I can really lay into my heel side a lot harder than my toe side, is this just the limit of traction of the board?
Basically are there any good videos to show how I can put my edges in harder and have them grip? My board is a Rossi krypto with MTX edges, so it should be biting quite hard. Most of the videos and how-tos I see are more for beginners, but I'm hitting a plateau and I want to move into being able to freeride and charge harder.