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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 12:54 PM
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Honestly, didn't look too bad. First and fore most, go faster. It's harder to figure out where you need improvement if you are only doing slow, half assed turns at 7 mph. At that slow speed your movements are going to be sloppy. And like mentioned before, its harder to make good, clean, fast turns when you are going slow. The hill looks like a crowded cluster fuck with little snow, so that does make it tricky to go fast. It looks like you are turning your head and shoulders where you want to turn, and then bringing the board around which is good. You are sliding around on your edge vs having the board flat and trying to spin, which is good for avoiding catching an edge. Unless you are bombing something and intentionally going flat based you should always be on an edge. That's where the control is, and it will keep you from eating shit. The one thing I noticed is that you should try to get a more aggressive and confident stance. That will also come out and be more important when you go faster. It just kind of looks like a wet noodle strapped to the board. Don't necessarily tense up, but tighten up how you are standing and moving. Bend your knees a bit (important for handling faster runs and the bumps) and get a more poised stance, to be ready to make fast adjustments and quick movements. My buddy does the same thing, hes a good rider, but he just doesn't ride serious enough. He just kind of stands on the board and lets it carry him down the hill and it shows because he falls a lot more on simple stuff like a turn, and it's just a lot more sloppy. It almost looks like he is giving it 60%. So take it to some faster runs, and go faster, and you will HAVE to get into more of an athletic stance or you won't be able to react fast enough. Then take another video. my .02

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