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03-19-2014 03:13 PM
RayzTheRoof So yesterday was my second day and overall it went really well. Turning was fine and came easily, and I caught myself when I was using too much pressure on my back foot so I wouldn't side-slip or slow down too much. Made it down all the green and blue runs around and only fell when I would get too much speed on an icy slope and would try to slow down too fast; the board would just pop up off the slope after hitting tons of icy balls of snow, forcing me on my butt.

Anyway, all this advice helped and was good to know so I didn't pick up any bad habits or mess up a lot.
03-17-2014 05:27 AM
PorkCereal What helped me after watching some recommended vids... Knees bent, how you remember this is too grab the inside of your pants leg near your knees. Keep your hands in that area. To initiate turns, roll your front knee the direction you want too go. These 2 steps helped me alot.
03-17-2014 12:50 AM
RayzTheRoof Well I did indeed come here for advice. It's not like I was asking someone to take me out on a slope...and I wasn't constantly asking over and over for more and more help. I just accepted people's advice and responded in regard what I think I will do. My main point in response to that dude is I don't know why he commented in the first place -_-

But yeah, thanks. I probably have to work on managing where I put my weight on the board and following through with the turn completely.
03-17-2014 12:28 AM
boarderaholic
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Originally Posted by RayzTheRoof View Post
Okay, I just don't understand why you would shoot down someone looking for advice on a board dedicated to advice.
Advice is just that, advice. There's only so much we can verbally spit out at you before you have to go out and do, or take lessons.

With that being said, keep your turns as small as possible. I like to tell my students to squat, (keep the joints stacked), back straight, weight onto the lead leg, and to pick a target that keeps their eyes up. Start the turn with the shoulders, rotate the hips, and the hardest part, commit and follow through with the hip rotation. If you keep your knees bent, and weight on the lead leg, everything else *should* follow through.
03-16-2014 11:58 PM
RayzTheRoof
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Originally Posted by Bamfboardman View Post
I'm not being negative. You can't learn to snowboard through the internet. That's a fact. If you're like me you learn through visuals and so if I were you I would go watch some videos on youtube of people carving. Other then that we can't help you.
Okay, I just don't understand why you would shoot down someone looking for advice on a board dedicated to advice.
03-16-2014 11:50 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by RayzTheRoof View Post
I got decent at initiation my turns and would do exactly what you said, but I think I would start using too much force on my back foot and it would just slow me down rather than just ride the edge. I'll try to stop doing that on Tuesday.
You need to move fore and aft along the length of the board ... don't stay in the back seat too long and don't rudder your back foot...shift your hips sideways toward the nose...get back on the nose sooner/earlier...you don't have wait to get the board perpendicular to the fall line....in fact try to keep the nose more like 45 degrees from the fall line...keep the nose generally pointed downhill at a slant and turn from the front foot and just let the back foot trail along...don't push it out.
03-16-2014 11:46 PM
Bamfboardman
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Originally Posted by RayzTheRoof View Post
Chill with that nonsense. Ya know this board is titled "Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching" right? Just looking for a little advice before I go at it again. No need to bring that negativity up in here.
I'm not being negative. You can't learn to snowboard through the internet. That's a fact. If you're like me you learn through visuals and so if I were you I would go watch some videos on youtube of people carving. Other then that we can't help you.
03-16-2014 11:44 PM
RayzTheRoof
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Originally Posted by Bamfboardman View Post
We can't teach you how to ride. Sorry
Chill with that nonsense. Ya know this board is titled "Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching" right? Just looking for a little advice before I go at it again. No need to bring that negativity up in here.
03-16-2014 11:39 PM
Bamfboardman We can't teach you how to ride. Sorry
03-16-2014 10:22 PM
RayzTheRoof
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
From the above...the issue is about turn initiating, i.e., how to make the next turn. which is basically having some speed, weighting the nose, waiting a split second for the nose to drop into the fall line and engage next edge. It sounds like you turn, continue in the same direction, stop and make the next turn. Its easier to watch some vids and get a lesson...than trying to explain it.
I got decent at initiation my turns and would do exactly what you said, but I think I would start using too much force on my back foot and it would just slow me down rather than just ride the edge. I'll try to stop doing that on Tuesday.
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