cheers hktrdr. When you say "slightly less open upper body" are you referring to when doing the toe turns fro example, my upper body shouldnt be facing up the hill?
I meant your countered stance/tendency to not keep your body in line with the board. Snowolf described it much better in his post, so just refer to that.
regarding toe overhang, the boots that I'm wearing is a size 9 (mens) nike kaiju. I've always thought that i have enough overhang for the board that I am wearing but I stand to corrected if thats the case. here's a couple of video that perhaps makes it clearer:
My, you have big feet
Size 9 on the 152 Proto should be fine. Judging from the videos, you certainly do not have too much overhang.
Maybe stand on the board with bare feet and see whether your toes and heels reach the edge of the board - or measure following Wired's excellent explanation here
I will let him know about this, thats probably why he has a lot of trouble with initiating turns.
I suspect that that might be the case. Is he riding a wide board?