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|04-07-2014 08:18 PM|
for bombin steeps
-practice bombing not so steeps. go so fast on blue runs that you get really scared, that air resistance is slowing you down rather than your edges, and when terror turns to exhilaration, then head to the steeps.
-practice slow controlled turns on the steeps. yah its fun to rip tear shred a steep slope but often conditions are tough and you always have to be able to exercise precise control.
-turn on the soft snow! if you're sideslipping the chunder its gonna be rough, point thru the chop and dump speed where its soft.
-feel the line before you ride it, if you can't see visualize feel how its going to come together, it likely won't.
|04-07-2014 03:11 PM|
Originally Posted by Slush Puppie View Post
|04-07-2014 03:03 PM|
Be careful with the fore movement, you don't really need to actively use much fore, concentrate on the aft movement and you'll automatically get enough fore as the reciprocal.
You want to have your peak aft pressure as you are finishing your turn, then reset to more centred just before initiating the new turn. In practice in pow, you're actually stacked over your rear foot (as rather than fully centred on groomers) and you are building aft pressure by pumping the back foot out and back in as you make turns, keeping stacked and balanced. The build up of pressure almost jumps you into the next turn if you do it right (not to be confused with jump turns, which is a very different technique) As it gets steep 35deg + it's really all about pressure management.
|03-27-2014 12:10 AM|
Originally Posted by twowheeled View Post
I don't recommend doing the hop thing on a hard snow but the fore/aft movement helps greatly with edge/speed control on hard/icy snow on the steeps. Before I learn to do them properly and in timely manner, I would just skid down hard and my board would chatter like crazy. Now I don't have that problem on hard icy snow.
|03-26-2014 07:42 PM|
Originally Posted by snowman55 View Post
|03-26-2014 03:39 AM|
|Steezus Christ||come to red and ill show you how its done|
|03-26-2014 01:50 AM|
Watch and study this video. He goes into what CassMT posted. Fore/Aft movements are very important when riding steeps. I watched this video like 50 times to learn the movements correctly and it really helped me with the steeps.
|03-25-2014 12:53 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
looked at some video they had exactly same intructions as poutanen..
|03-25-2014 12:30 PM|
Currie headwall is STEEP, it's the far left of that picture. I've posted better pics of it on the forum here before, I can dig one up if you want.
You probably got spooked, but one thing to work on is solid short radius carves coming right across the fall line. Work on them on steep blues (The Bear run at Fernie comes to mind), then work on them on the Knot Chutes, then you'll be ready for the headwall methinks. I have not been on the headwall, but been on similar terrain at other resorts, and you've got to attack it, but you've got to also be ready to attack it!
|03-25-2014 11:58 AM|
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
The run itself wasn't extremely difficult. I think it was a combination of ski patrol telling us to go back down and scope a line and rethink the run, and my friends backing out that led me to second guess myself. I have ridden stuff this steep on open runs, but they are always short enough to straight line and bleed off speed when it levels out.
here's a video of one of the first runs I did. I was really nervous the whole heelsiding bit is me still running though my line in my head even though I'm already committed. I switched edges to line up and lost my toe, slid way down the run before catching it again.
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