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Old 06-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Heelside Carve

Found this on another site, and thought it looked pretty intense. Heelside carve ripped on an alpine board. If this guy wants to carve any lower, he'll need to follow his previous trenches so he has someplace lower to get his body into.

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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doesn't look like hes enjoying it very much
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you sure he's not just wiping out?
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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DAMN... look how the board is grabbing the snow!!!!

I wonder if he went down after the picture was taken

Also what angle do you think the slope is at
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eeessshhh that's taking it too far!






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Yaaah, that would be it, but alpine boards do not appeal one bit to me
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Where are his goggles, on an alpine board like that you need goggles if you get any speed up, and no beanie on a bald head like that... He is definately eating shitt.....
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No wipeout, just a wonderfully executed laid out carve. Not terribly difficult on a toeside carve, but on a heelside it's particularly impressive. IMO, A high speed carver vaulting in a sinuous path from edge to edge with shoulders grazing the snow is just a thing of beauty. That style of carving calls for a very aggressive method. Cross the fall line with speed, switch to the downhill edge, and dive forward and down, ahead of the board and loading the nose, having faith it will catch up to you. Maintain a low center of gravity, but push the board away from you in mid carve. Then compress, rock back, and allow the board to catch up to you. Recover and dive into the next carve. I haven't been able to get "that" low, but this photo gives me something to work towards.

Stiff alpine boards are needed for this type of riding. On a soft board, if by some grace the edge doesn't just wash out completely, the nose will fold and send you into a series of faceplant somersaults.
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Most people don't really know what carving means. But these guys do.

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Old 06-12-2008, 07:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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They make it look so easy
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