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01-27-2014 01:25 PM
2hipp4u I dont really care for them but I force myself to keep doing them. Practice, Practice and more Practice.
01-27-2014 10:44 AM
CassMT dude...i hipcheck them into the dirt whenever no one will see
01-27-2014 10:40 AM
snowklinger
thats crazy, Cass.

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flatish, but with edge pressure...cats are seldom truly 'flat'

i only really edge on a cat to avoid ducks
and deny yourself the creamy pleasure of DUCKJIBBING?!?!?!?!
01-27-2014 10:38 AM
CassMT flatish, but with edge pressure...cats are seldom truly 'flat'

i only really edge on a cat to avoid ducks
01-27-2014 10:28 AM
Soul06
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The thing about calling out that you're passing that surprises me is that alot of the time I get a "thank you" called back at me from the person I'm passing. It appears that most people find it helpful. As I mentioned above, I tend to pass most people on cat tracks (not sure why, I'm not that fast a rider usually...) and many will hear me coming, but of course they don't know if I will pass them, which side, or slow down and stay behind them. A quick call out removes alot of uncertainty.

Per the original post, I'm curious if most people ride flat on cat tracks or on edge. I've always assumed on edge, but...?
I switch from flat to edge often when riding cat tracks. But it depends on the length of it. If its not too long I will stay on an edge. But if its a lengthy one, and my speed is good, I will ride flat to relieve my legs a bit and then re-engage an edge when necessary to maintain board control.
I was just on one this past Saturday that was longer than I expected but I tried to stay on my toe edge the entire way through. I thought my calves were literally going to go nuclear. They hurt to high hell
01-24-2014 12:15 PM
atr3yu
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Got back from a week of riding at Red Mountain resort.
Do they ever have cat tracks there!

I'm an advanced rider, and I don't find them particularly enjoyable either, especially when there are other people in your path.
You just need practice, and improvement in your riding.

The only good thing for me is that I tend to be the one flying past people on cat tracks. Just yell ahead that you're passing on their left or right and maintain your speed. Having to un strap and hike because someone slowed you down sucks.
Lol.... Red is cat track hell. I never really have that much fun there to be honest, but there is a lot of terrain to explore.

For me if the cat track is not all that steep I stay flat and just put all my weight up front which keeps you from catching an edge. Faster steeping cat tracks you just have to keep getting better at riding and stay dynamic on them. Smaller, quicker turns to control your speed. I still hate them and don't feel 100% confident on them, but not as bad now in my 3rd year as my first 2.
01-24-2014 12:13 PM
CassMT this is when switch riding can be particularly useful, calves get tired? hit the side and flip around to the toes

'on the left' or 'on the inside' are my usual calls, but sometimes it's just better to say nothing and time it to pass when they are on the other side of the cat, it's a case by case thing

tune up proper too, wax and edges are essential bc the less time you spend on the cat the more energy you save for the good stuff
01-24-2014 11:52 AM
scotty100 I hate flat cat tracks...who doesn't?...like the OP, they kicked my butt big time and just when I thought I knew what I was doing...Squaw has a few gnarly ones...long flat and narrow as hell with scary drop offs to the side. Definitely practice makes perfect and if you know the terrain well and where they are etc. it helps knowing when to build up speed before you enter it, which is crucial to being able to get on edge and ride the length of it without bleeding off too much speed and getting stuck in the middle. Lost count the number of times I had to unstrap and one foot to the end...mind you I wasn't alone...plenty of riders doing the same so it's a very common problem for those with less experience.

It can also help if you are with someone who is skiing...many a time I have simply grabbed onto one of the missus' poles and let her drag me back up to speed to get to the end...quite fun actually!
01-24-2014 09:37 AM
neni
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The thing about calling out that you're passing that surprises me is that alot of the time I get a "thank you" called back at me from the person I'm passing. It appears that most people find it helpful.
+1. If I'm the one behind and I'm for one sure about if it really the right term I'm about to yell, I mostly get positive reactions.

Only problem is, when someone behind me yells "on your left", I've not enough time to figure out, which left (many ppl. have problems with left and right, especially women...)

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Per the original post, I'm curious if most people ride flat on cat tracks or on edge. I've always assumed on edge, but...?
Depends on how crowded and angular it is. Flat if the track is flat (widthwise) and straight and pretty empty.
01-24-2014 09:34 AM
mojo maestro I yell "passing on your left", and snow slider looks back to their left and immediately start to slide that way. Not their fault....you tend to go where you're looking. Between noobs and people rockin' music, I don't bother anymore. The one exception.....if I'm movin' slow and creepin' up on a boarders blindside.
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