Originally Posted by jtg
SO WHAT IS THE DAMN TECHNIQUE TO DO IT IN APPROPRIATE SITUATIONS WITHOUT EATING SHIT?
All of the debate in this thread is about whether or not you should, when you should, whether its even possible, as well as a bunch of insults. No one except wrathfuldiety and ETM have even tried to explain the technique. Edit: And now, you, have finally tried explaining the technique in your last post. Thanks. That's all I was asking. And behi added some tips too.
-Keep shoulders aligned (boarder cross guys seem to break this rule the whole time with open shoulders, so kinda confused, but ok)
-Easier to do in softer snow than harder snow
-Easier to do at higher speeds than slow on a cat track/flat
-Keep ankles loose
-Auto-correcting micro-adjustments via pressure changes come naturally with practice
-Keep weight forward (both intuitive and confusing, because you don't catch edges if way in the back seat, like tail pressing/buttering)
-Use counter-rotation with any available body part if the back wants to swing out and catch
-True flatbasing is a unicorn that only ETM and timmytard have seen
-ETM and timmytard are sinners
to get started, do it on gentle slopes and flat track areas then as you get more comfortable/confident with speed and slope. Learning to ride flat is most useful on long flat tracks and when you need to maintain speed to get up hill (terrain trap)....and to accelerate quickly or bomb.
its easy...just 3 things to get started
1...keep weight on the nose
2...make sure your shoulders, hips and arms/hands are closed/parallel (all body parts inside the cereal box)
3...netural stacked (ankles/hips/shoulders) stance with relaxed knees and loose ankles
Its learning to just trust the board and remained relaxed enough to absorb the little bumbs, ruts and stuff...if you are stiff you will get tossed around....you want to absorb.
Good practice is to ride 1 footy as long as possible off a chair or on the bunny hill. If you put a 5 lb sand bag in the front binding and let it go....the board will generally flow down the fall line and will not catch an edge.