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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post

Now for the toe turn.....


You are traversing across the hill on your heel edge. Rotate the shoulder just enough to place the front shoulder over the top of the toe edge and dip the front shoulder just a tad down toward the nose of the board to help prevent a lean back as the board enters the fall line. You are already looking in the direction you are turning in a toe side turn so there is no need to turn your head more up the hill. Instead, focus on something at the side of the run and aim for it.

In all of these turns, use front foot then back foot edge pressuring to steer the board.
This is where the weird thing happened. I'm traversing across the hill on heel edge. I rotate shoulder a bit to top of toe edge and dip front shoulder to shift weight to front foot (remember to do this when i attempted the blue run saved my ass), I was looking at direction of travel already, and I would start my front foot then back foot edge pressure. However, while my body is looking diagonal (sorta 45degrees to the slope, my board is turning so fast to across the slope (so it's no longer parallel to my board), do you know what I mean? Basically my lower body is moving faster and stronger than my upper body, i suppose. I try not to look up the hill as I know this will take me to a stop, sometimes I have to otherwise my body is completely twisted around (looking towards down the mountain while my board is wanting to swing up hill. what gives?
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