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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bkrieger View Post
Thanks for that.
Another question I hope you can help me with.
I have been riding for a couple years now. Last year, I finally got the basics down. Today I went up to Killington, VT. It seems a lot of times when I turn, I seem to turn uphill too much sometimes, and I seem to panic to let go of the edge to go downhill on steeps. When I am able to link turns, it seems when I am using the heel edge turn, I first put pressure on the front heal, but as much as I try to bend my knees, my back heal seems to be too straight, almost to the point where my knee is locked, and I have to wait for the board to come around to put pressure on my back heal. It's hard to explain, I know. I don't have a way to post a video, since I ride alone.
Just looking for some advice.
when your turning to your heelside you raise your toes up on your front foot with knees bend and then follow through with your back leg. do not pressure your heel,raising your toe would be enough to apply that edge. as you are turning lower your butt down like your about to sit down but not stick your ass out. as to what you mean by "to the point where my knee is locked" not following that one,sorry. i too have watched snowolf's vid numerous times cuz i'm too cheap to pay for a lesson. your other issue on steeps is just a matter of time. and one thing though, do not lose your confidence if you cannot seem to get it when it comes to steeps. everyone goes to that situation but you need to stay with it. try a mellow steep and practice there, it may take you a while or not but its a better way of learning how to be confident and get your turns down. if you think you got it, then get to a slightly steeper run. you ride alone so that helps, plenty of time. patience is a virtue and it applies to us riders.good luck and have fun. hope that helps.

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