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02-07-2014 10:55 AM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by dukeno1 View Post
Had another chance to go boarding yesterday and had a much better day with my skating. I made a conscious effort to make sure my back foot was firmly against the rear boot and not just on the stomp pad. I knew I was supposed to already be doing that but apparently had not been lately, causing my problems. I didn't have a single issue yesterday so that made for a much more enjoyable day!
on a second thought, Ive been thinking of removing my stomp pad. it seems like I am not getting the edge control I wanted standing on the stomp pad.
02-07-2014 10:25 AM
dukeno1 Had another chance to go boarding yesterday and had a much better day with my skating. I made a conscious effort to make sure my back foot was firmly against the rear boot and not just on the stomp pad. I knew I was supposed to already be doing that but apparently had not been lately, causing my problems. I didn't have a single issue yesterday so that made for a much more enjoyable day!
02-01-2014 02:11 PM
dukeno1 Thanks for posting this chomps...I am having the exact same problems. I am a beginner...have been boarding for about 2 years and still struggling with skating. It's very aggravating to say the least. I only get to go 3-5 times a year unfortunately and have not wanted to spend much of my precious slope time working on skating down the bunny slopes,lol. Maybe I need to, as suggested by another poster in your thread. I too can not seem to skate very far without the ass end slipping out, and it doesn't seem to matter much what I have done with my back foot. I will try your suggestion next time out to see if it works for me. I'm tired of looking like a newbie and more importantly, feeling like one.
01-15-2014 07:12 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by ItchEtrigR View Post
I think you solved your problem right there...

if its of any help, I also skate about in a relaxed stance...

I think your trying to skate about the same way you ride strapped in. Slower speeds dont need those exaggerated body movements all you need is a bit of toe or heel pressure followed by a bit of lean....
Yup. You're proly right about that.

I started this thread, not to get approval or even "attaboy's." Essentially I wanted to double check my reasoning on how n why this works for me. Although I figure it's plenty good enough just to know it works. I also think in the long run, knowing why it works, knowing if my reasoning is sound involving my fix will help me in the future in situations when I inevitably run into another "sticking point" in my riding progression.

Despite all my joking around, So many of the members here have such an immense amount of knowledge and ability when it comes to many of the finer subtleties of riding and developing skills & technique. I want to learn all that I'm capable of in those areas to help me progress.

I am still plenty new enough at this that there is a lot that I am confused and quite frankly ignorant about when it comes to tech, technique and developing various skills. This skating thing was just one of those persistent and frustrating issues that I found somewhat embarrassing considering how far my board control has progressed while actually strapped in and riding Lol!

I'm frankly thrilled to have seen improvement in this and to realize some level of confidence in finding my fix for it. This has helped me to believe I will only continue to get better at it!!!

Thanks everyone for all the input and also the small validation of my methods.
01-15-2014 05:32 PM
ItchEtrigR
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
but It only seems to work for me when my weight is less forward on the board.
I think you solved your problem right there...

if its of any help, I also skate about in a relaxed stance...

I think your trying to skate about the same way you ride strapped in. Slower speeds dont need those exaggerated body movements all you need is a bit of toe or heel pressure followed by a bit of lean....
01-15-2014 01:04 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Very true! But since I can't just push off & ride 1 footed over to wherever I want to go, I have to keep my board up on heel and push/skate the entire way.


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...I'm getting one HELL of a case of "Skootch Leg!" Lol!
You cross country boarder, you!
01-15-2014 12:17 PM
CassMT wwwwwwwwtfff, i think it's gonna be a boy
01-15-2014 10:46 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
Agree with Cass... do what works for you. It's not like it's the most critical part of riding. I actually have trouble sometimes turning from toe to heel while skating, and when I do, I find I'm not bending my front knee enough.
Very true! But since I can't just push off & ride 1 footed over to wherever I want to go, I have to keep my board up on heel and push/skate the entire way.


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...I'm getting one HELL of a case of "Skootch Leg!" Lol!
01-15-2014 10:39 AM
Deacon Agree with Cass... do what works for you. It's not like it's the most critical part of riding. I actually have trouble sometimes turning from toe to heel while skating, and when I do, I find I'm not bending my front knee enough.
01-15-2014 10:33 AM
trapper Simple tip, but effective for me. Just look where you want to go, not down at your board. I think it's natural to look at your board when getting off the lift and skating and if you can train yourself not to and to instead look where you want to go, it makes it much easier.
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