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post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Actually, I recommend the exact opposite in regard to flexing and extending. You really want to be flexing down low for your turn initiation and then gradually rising through the turn. Being in this flexed position during the edge change allows the rider to have "softer suspension" and get their new edge set solidly. Rising through the turn really helps weight the edge to prevent it from blowing out through the control phase of the turn.

Even if the rider is using an up unweight to "pop" out of each turn, they enter the new turn very flexed and slowly ride through the turn until the end when they pop that last bit of extension. Ideally, as a rider advances, they will go from an up unweight to a down unweight to initiate each turn, This is crucial for dynamic carving and steeps riding...
thats what I meant, probably badly worded. I am learning to carve switch so am going through it again myself.
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