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is it impossible to butter on some boards or do i just suck?

i ride an 08 shaun white. i only tried a couple times, but i wasnt able to butter at all the last time i rode. ive read that the board tends to be a little stiff compared to most park boards.

is it futile for me to try to learn how to butter on this board, or did i just suck?
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What specifically where you trying to do?

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What specifically where you trying to do?
i rocked all my weight to my front foot and then i tried to pull back and lean all the way on the back foot. keep in mind, ive never buttered before, so maybe i was just doing this all wrong.
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I just lean back, bend the back knee and keep the front leg straight...Then just lean back and pull up with the front leg a little.

If that doesn't help, then try it and widen the stance a bit.

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I can't butter my Santa Cruz board, but that's because according to them it's just slightly less stiff than a full race board. I can barely flex it by hand. So yes, it could be impossible to butter some boards. Also, if you're on the lower half of the weight rating for a board it will likely be more difficult to flex.
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I can't butter my Santa Cruz board, but that's because according to them it's just slightly less stiff than a full race board. I can barely flex it by hand. So yes, it could be impossible to butter some boards. Also, if you're on the lower half of the weight rating for a board it will likely be more difficult to flex.


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im almost 180 lbs on a 154, thats upper half right? i also have stronger than average legs; i can squat upwards of 300 lbs. maybe its just my technique is really bad?
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i dont know about your board, but i can butter mine. i am 130lbs and ride a 154 trs. i can easily manual, getting the nose 6 inches off teh ground. i cant really spin more than a 90 on teh ground though.
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180 should be relatively easy to press. Just really bend that back leg and get that low and keep the front straight...You'll get the hang of it after a while.

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If you're 180 you can easily butter a 154 park board. Biggest thing is instead of using your legs to force the board up just focus on shifting your entire body over the tail of your board. Think about almost touching the snow behind your tail with your back hand and hold it their. I improved my butters a lot by reaching down and grabbing the tail of my board while buttering. This forced me to keep my weight back, and if I leaned too far back I could keep myself from falling back by supporting myself on my tail.

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