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|02-15-2011 01:52 PM|
Let's say I'm on my heel edge transversing across the slope to my left (I didn't have problems with this transverse) and I'm wanting to begin my next turn. I relax my front foot and the nose of the board dips down the fall line, I then relax my back foot and then get on my toe edge with the front foot, looking where I want to go, not up the mountain. I put my shoulder over my front edge. Now do I need to lean more on that lead foot to my left, will that allow me to have a better transverse across the mountain, or am I missing the problem?
|02-15-2011 12:05 AM|
Thanks so much could you please explain your middle paragraph from your original post a little bit more, sorry just wasn't too sure if I'm following you correctly, I now understand what I was doing when I ended up going fakie.
But I'm still a little unsure of why I'm coming to a stop on my toeside.. sorry, I really appreciate it!!
|02-14-2011 01:23 PM|
|02-14-2011 12:01 PM|
|02-14-2011 11:19 AM|
|fayewolf||didn't mean to hijack this, but quick question to snowolf along this subject, a couple of times during my toe side turn, I would look where I want to go, then dip my shoulder and do the front foot relax manuever. My board will of course travel to the direction where I wanted to go, but I felt like my upper body is twisiting/fighting really hard so that my board doesn't swing all the way back uphill or come to a stop. Like I'm completely twisted around, keep staring down hill but my board still wants to go completely across the fall line. Is it because I'm digging my legs in too much with knee/toe pressure? Maybe I used too much pressure with my rear foot? This only happen when I'm doing those wide skidded turns. When I was practicing the shallow turns using the hump and dump motion, this never happens. (by the way, it was funny when I was up on the hill and keep chanting to myself hump and dump, what a great way to remember this!!)|
|02-14-2011 01:11 AM|
Linked my turns!!! with one problem :)
Alright so yesterday, after about four hours of frustration, the whole linking of turns just clicked!!
I mean I was still transversing a decent amount, but definitely was able to link them and didn't catch an edge. I still had one problem that would happen every once and a while and looking back on the run I might even know what the problem was, but wanted to get another persons opinion on how to fix it..
So I'm going heelside in a transverse and I flatten out my lead foot, the board starts moving down the fall line, flatten out my back foot and look to my next turn.. I start getting on my toe side and do the same process, but I end up basically just coming to a stop sometimes, rather than going in a toe side transverse. When I went toeside I essentially looked up the entire mountain.. Would this cause me to come to a stop, should I just be looking where I want to turn, not up the slope? Also when do I turn my shoulder? I didn't have this problem with every turn, but it happened on and off and was frustrating because I was doing really good!
Also sometimes when I was in my heel side transverse (keep in my mind I was really spacing out the turns with the transverse) I would end up going fakie and would have to get out of this, was I just not starting the next turn quick enough?