Originally Posted by Zeppelin
ok thanks i've only actually been out 5 times with no instructor and went from falling on my ass to small jumps and butters all day long. so i've always asked about my steering habits no one has really corrected me. I used to be a skater so i apply a lot of my skating experience to snowboarding. and if you suggest it no i don't have enough money to get an instructor. i also noticed that "ruddering" i was catching my edge at higher speeds always falling on my ass! i guess i like all my weight on my back leg because i feel more "in control?" not that falling feeling? oh and i turn fine heel and toe i have no issues carving and taking regular turns the ruddering only happens when im trying to speed check while flying down the mountain
See this so often: People buy high-end equipment, but spend no money on proper instruction to learn how to use it. Golf, tennis, etc. are the same. Always baffles me.
One of the guys I take private lessons from sometimes shows up on his beat-up old deck with Burton Custom bindings and all the 'cool' kids with their Custom X/T. Rice/Never Summer boards snigger and look down their noses - then he sticks back-to-back 7s in the pipe or a massive cork of the big kicker.