oh and even though i've been riding for so long i've never given a single thought to "proper technique". im self taught (never took a lesson) and i just go out there and do it. i've always thought of snowboarding as a "you learn by doing" thing so i really don't have any pointers to give him. he's always blabbering about bending his knees and such. the only advice i ever give him is don't think about all this stuff and just ride but he never listens to that for some reason.