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|09-21-2010 07:34 PM|
|anti-bling||No, its only instructor-nazi talk. If you can get down blacks with style and ease, then go with what works for you.|
|09-20-2010 10:02 PM|
i didnt even know riding was broken up into 'shoudler steering' and 'foot steering'
the easier the run is, the less i use my shoudlers to turn
but wen riding blacks, i use my shoudlers to help with the turn
thats jsut what comes naturally to me, i dont consciously decide to use my shoudlers or not
or have i completely missed the point of this thread :P
|09-19-2010 08:57 PM|
Snowolf has done a good job explaining the AASI way and why we teach that (especially to beginners). Another thing we try to do is teach to multiple learning styles. We have simple, easy to follow (meant for non-snowboarders) videos at our site. Take a look at the beginner progression. It does a good job explaining both how and why.
How to snowboard We also have a nice "How to carve" video.
|09-15-2010 09:55 AM|
Originally Posted by AAA View Post
By the way I love the video it speaks to part of snowboarding soul.
|09-14-2010 11:00 PM|
|skip11||Thanks for all the detailed reply guys.. gonna make sure I keep this in mind when season starts|
|09-14-2010 08:51 PM|
+1 (generally) on the shoulders squared with the feet vs. the board. (Though back in the day we rode nock-kneed with our shoulders squared to the nose...showing my age.) Some of the riders in the video look to have a slightly forward stance, which "should" place their shoulders rotated more forward than with a duck stance. When carving at speed, it behooves a rider to have some forward upper body alignment, IMO, for the simple purpose to see where they're going on heelside carves. I ride hardboots with near 60 degree angles and so have a pretty forward shoulder alignment. I still feel I crane my neck an aweful lot on heelsides to glance uphill on the lookout to keep from being creamed by some rogue straightliner. I imagine that kind of vigil would be murder carving hard with a duck stance while standing dead sideways.
The caveat with shoulder alignment comes from the EC guys, who use alot of over rotation in carving. You don't need to be doing full laid out carves with this to have a blast with the riding style. Transitions especially are fun, when (often) the board is just beginning to carve back uphill and go airborn/weightless as you suck the knees in, while your upper body twists the other way and is diving downhill. Kind of a game of throwing your body into the hill and having the board carve around to catch you before faceplanting. The over rotation seems to let you pull crazy tight carves, too.
YouTube - Lifted Raceboard
|09-14-2010 12:03 AM|
Until board profiles becomes somewhat standardized, just see what works for you and the board you are on.
|09-13-2010 11:42 PM|
I guess you're right but I ride with +15, -9 so it's not really an extreme angle where you totally face downhill.
I have another question to ask, with any rocker board I heard people say ride your board more centered. So that means there's no this weight towards the nose at initiation at the turn and gradually more pressure on the back foot at the end?
|09-13-2010 11:18 PM|
|09-13-2010 09:41 PM|
"When you turn, you initiate from the waist. Of course, that means your upper body leads a bit and your shoulders won't be parallel. Thats fine. Its just natural riding." Does this include duck stance or are you referring to the forward stance example (the waist iniatiation)?
So you're saying that when changing from heel to toe because the shoulders have opened up they tend not to close up as much?
For me personally, I'm more comfortable if my shoulders are perpendicular to my front foot (or just a bit less) instead of totally parallel with the board.
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