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|07-06-2013 11:29 AM|
Originally Posted by TheNorminator View Post
Sounds like you need the board I just picked up
It's a huge street deck
|05-14-2013 11:32 AM|
Sounds like it's just a case of the "grow a pair" then. Assuming you're just learning how to do this, it'll get easier with more practice.
Also, shit pins session tonight! Wee!
|05-14-2013 11:29 AM|
Originally Posted by boarderaholic View Post
And short radius turns on a snowboard are sooooo much easier than standies... At least for me.
It's probably not my board. It's a street deck with 54mm 100a wheels (muy bueno). In theory it should be easier to slide. I've also been practicing on smooth concrete which should make it super-easy to slide. Whatever. I'll work on them once I get back from school.
|05-14-2013 12:02 AM|
|boarderaholic||Are you going fast enough? Are you weighting/unweighting the board as you do these speed checks? Try thinking about it as almost like short radius turns on a snowboard. Also, you might just be getting stuck because of the equipment you're on, though I'm hesitant to point my finger as that being the reason.|
|05-13-2013 08:17 PM|
So I have another question (yay!). I've been trying out my heelside speed checks/powerslides. Yeah, I should probably get my colemans down but all I have is a street deck and for the life of me I can't place my feet in the right position - the board's too short. I have a longboard in the mail which should arrive Thursday , but in the meantime I've been trying to do speed checks.
I can swing the board out from under me and slide, but after that I can't bring the board back. I'm regular, so if I rotate counterclockwise (towards my left), I can get the board to slide and push it forward, but I can't pull it back by rotating clockwise (towards my right). I should specify that by "rotate" I mean rotating my upper body - hips, shoulders, head. It seems like I can get 90-100% of my weight on the front of the board when I'm pushing it, but when I try to pull it back the board doesn't want to move and I can tell that I'm putting more weight on my back foot when I try to pull. What can I do to get a good speed check? I'm going much faster now, and I've been practicing on smooth concrete with 100a wheels, but the problem persists. Any tips?
|05-12-2013 01:10 AM|
|boarderaholic||So the Top Speed is bomb diggity until you go fast. And then it gets a bit hairy. Losing 6" off the wb probably doesn't help either.|
|05-10-2013 09:16 AM|
been skating park and or longboard every day since the season 'ended', so fun...gotten into, and out of some pretty hairy situations, haha...couple bailouts but no major slams, knockknock
i kept my skatekey in my pocket for a few sessions, getting the kp dialed just right, tightened 1/2 turn every run, backed em off, tried everything..now for carving i have em pretty loose, looser than i ever thought i would, so i can really dig in the carves, feels very much like a snowboard the way it can pop out of the carve...then if i want to do a bit more dhownhill of a run i crank em 2 full turns tighter and it is perfect
|05-10-2013 09:12 AM|
a still from my custom Carvecam setup...vid to come, need to take it to a smoooth road, ha..sometimes it looks like this'
|05-09-2013 05:07 PM|
Originally Posted by Casual View Post
|05-09-2013 04:55 PM|
|Casual||Cool. I've never actually ridden with really good riders, learned mostly by doing and a little from video. I'll try and get out on a Tuesday.|
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