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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 03:30 PM
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beginner, and help, weight distribution and turning

Went boarding for the first time in like 4 years, and never really got hte hang of it four years ago. I managed to do ALRIGHT, and improve tremendously from how I was when I went those 4 years ago, but just wondering about a few things,

I rented, had a 160cm, don't konw the degrees, but I'm guessing most rentals are the same, and I'm regular. Had trouble skating, as I couldn't keep my front leg turned enough to push off and go straight, don't think i was parallel to hte board though at all, and couldnt find a spot to put my foot after I push off, should I put my foot in between hte two bindings?, or behind both after pushin off. there was no stomp pad so I was a little confused.

next, early on, I was getting pains in the bottom part of the right part of my back, and my right leg, forcing me to have to rest A LOT, they never seemed to go away. it wasn't like they were hurt, just kept feeling MAJORLY fatigued almost at all times. my front foot was being used for anything, but i remember reading and hearing u should always lean on your back foot?
also, was takin me forever to turn from heeledge to toe edge, and was also tough to know when to switch? and how? and was gettin my worried, because although id be on an edge, i'd be going straight down and not really carving, just on an edge, as it took me a while to transition , and zigzag from right to left to right, etc.. also, any idea how to overcome hte speed fear? i was doin good, and hten i spilled a few times pretty hard, and from there on out was a complete wuss,
lastly, when im on a toe edge or heel edge, how should my body be leaning, if that makes sense?

know its alot, but i feel like i need a lotta work, going up again, in a couple weeks so i can use all the help i can get,
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 04:36 PM
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when 'skating,' put your foot between the two bindings - mine usually goes right next to the rear one.

Everything (or at least in my 3 days so far snowboarding) has come down to the back foot, adn what part has gotten fatigued? The quad? For a lot of heelside, I know it wore mine out pretty quick...just stretch, and maybe take the oppurtunity to learn switch

And as for speed...I've found that if you can find a trail with powder, it makes it so much more enjoyable to go on, even to fall on, as it doesn't hurt as much. Once you get t he hang of that, the rest doesn't seem too bad.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 04:45 PM
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yeah, it was my quad and my back though, and like compared to my friends, who don't seem to get this pain, (not to brag at all) I have much stronger legs (5'9, 150 pounds, squat max like 345), just didnt make sense.. Something must be wrong with my form, especially if my lowerback on hte righ side, AND quad was killing, and my calves were fine?
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Snowboarding is quite unnatural and that is why it is so hard to learn. It works muscles in ways they aren't used to. One of the biggest things to learn is leaning -foreward- as opposed to backward. Also, the board should be turning from your leaning, or flexing the board. You don't want to whip the tail around unless on unusually steep conditions when it might be necissary. I'm guess you have been whipping the board around and that it is most likely the culprit of your problems. Take a lesson or two and they should point you in the right direction.
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 06:47 PM
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agreed, i was whipping the board around a ton with just my legs, and def not keeping my shoulders parallel with my board, problems with lessons are $$$$$$$$$, but yeah, don't think i was using my body to lean/turn at all either,
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