Can you describe this garland concept in more detail please?
I have taught 6 or 7 friends the basics and always used falling leaf because thats how my buddy taught me.
People who have good balance get past it in half a day or less and its all good while some people tend to get stuck in it.
In those cases I can see how its a crutch and stops progress.
If there is a better way it would be good to know.
a garland is basically doing half a turn on one of your edges but before that point of no return you hook back up and continue traversing the same way you started. so youll go across, down, then back across in the same direction and you can do this as many times as you can fit while going across the hill. it's good for those people who seem to have decent balance on their edges but just cant seem to commit to those turns. do a couple garlands on both heel and toe edges then come back to full c turns to see if it helped at all.