My girlfriend and I have been snowboarding 10 days or so this year. We were somewhat slow starters and felt like it took a number of those days before we were comfortable on our feet and linking turns properly. The last few days we have been out on the greens and blues, progressively getting more confident and faster.
Yesterday, she took these 2 videos of me on a shallow blue. The first video is from a fixed vantage point as I started the run on the steeper section. The second (which is a little difficult to see, as she was following me while holding a hand held camera) attempts to show me doing the rest of the run. I would LOVE some critique/advice on what you think of my technique. I know I seem a little stiff/robotic, which I am attempting to fix. I think this was a by-product of applying "best practices" from our lessons of keeping the upper body quiet and initiating the turns from the lower body. I also need to bend my knees more, and have already adjusted my bindings to give me a slightly wider stance and more forward lean to force me into doing it.
Thank you so much for reading and your help.
Link 1: Static - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuQ-OlA2BH8
Link 2: Following me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odi9BF5KNjA