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01-16-2014 12:08 AM
skip11 @snowklinger: And what is the problem? I know it's not the best euro carve.
01-15-2014 11:44 PM
Originally Posted by skip11 View Post
Here's me trying to euro carve
problem identified
01-15-2014 03:30 PM
nillo it's just that I have found that most of my chatter problems on heelside would occur on steeper slopes. Higher speed = more energy that blows out when the wave stalls = harder to compensate.

sure your butt is close to the ground, but tell that to my tailbone that skipped across the run because I was going mach 2. lol
01-14-2014 11:39 PM
skip11 Here's me trying to euro carve with a duck stance (+21 -9). I don't think it is necessary to use a forward stance but I can see how it is easier. And if you see almost all the best turners in snowboarding have forward stance (e.g. Craig Kelly, Terje, Jake Blauvelt).

01-14-2014 07:34 PM
jlm1976 That is a flatter trail, I wasn't posting it to show off the terrain.
I don't have any pics on steep terrain.

Luckily, if the edge does give out, you butt isn't very far off the snow!
01-14-2014 06:30 PM
nillo Is it just me or does that run look very flat?

Also, if that edge blows out you are coming down square on your tailbone like I did last weekend, lol. My GF is still giving me shit about that one.
01-14-2014 05:17 PM
jlm1976 Note the hips are level or slightly below the knees...

01-14-2014 03:15 PM
East§ide Does this count as carving ducked? Im at +15,-12 I believe..on an Evo :-)
01-14-2014 02:45 PM
jlm1976 For what it's worth, in my profile pic I am riding a duck stance(15,-12) a salomon special(was similar to a burton custom). I have a few of me in a deep heelside carve that I can try and post later tonight.
The thing for me that was a real revelation for a solid heelside carve in duck stance was angulate such that your hips are even with or preferably below your knees right at the top of the turn.

I think that technique can overcome the shortcomings of duck for carving just like technique can overcome the shortcomings of riding switch with a forward stance. I rode forward angles for years but switched to duck for more versatility.
01-14-2014 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by baconzoo View Post
I think young kids need to build up strength to kneel into a toeside. I would run some drills to do one C-shaped turn at a time, and have them turn back uphill. (to their knees)

The counter to this is the "shit-fuck turn" when they try to lean into a toeside with their upperbody while letting their center of mass go back. (shit)

If they can just break at the knees on a toeside leaving their upper body tall... they could rock the board up on edge.
Thanks I'm trying to find things he can work on here and there, if I push him to practice it too much he (and sometimes I) get frustrated. I'll talk with him about the C turn and see if that helps. He does great on the heel side.
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