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03-10-2014 05:04 PM
Varza
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
Even when riding "straight" or "flat" it is important to always keep an edge pressured MINDFULLY even if in reality it is very slight. This will alleviate that bounced around feeling as that pressured edge becomes the snow pusher as opposed to the snow bouncing you around.
I tried this and relaxing into a low, knees-bent position over flats this past weekend and it felt great! No more caught edges and stupid falls at low speeds! Thanks a lot, I'm so glad I figured this out!

Heh, I sound like such a noob! "I figured out flats, I am so excited now!"
03-10-2014 04:05 PM
speedjason I do notice you are mostly just scrubbing speed off in a straight line fashion even tho your board is at an angle. you are just slip turning down the hill with very limited control over which direction you are going. your turns are huge because your edges are not engaging at all. you are actually more likely to crash going slow and not having your edges engaging in rutted conditions like this than going fast and carve down.
03-10-2014 03:34 PM
Thatsnowboarder Best suggestion is to take a one hr lesson yo u gotta be safe not just for you but also for the people around you
03-10-2014 03:22 PM
Kjarahz
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Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
time to stop using upper body counter rotating your lower body to turn.
you spend 2 minutes going from top to bottom and you need bigger mountain? thats like my dream.
Colorado was 25 minute rides and the ski lift didn't take double or longer depending on if someone wasn't able to get on.
03-10-2014 02:26 PM
speedjason time to stop using upper body counter rotating your lower body to turn.
you spend 2 minutes going from top to bottom and you need bigger mountain? thats like my dream.
03-10-2014 02:12 PM
Kjarahz Well we decided to go Sugar 2 days in a row over the weekend. I heard something about a mountain being closed on the first day in the locker room, didn't know which but decided to keep it at Sugar for the two days.

Here is the progress:
http://youtu.be/e968cj98iR0

No issues, pretty happy. I can control myself and assess the situation I will be in moments later, for crowd control/evading beginners.

I pushed myself to learn how to control speed and flat base with control and no fear. The tip on relaxing in a squatted position is the key. I felt quite comfortable, in fact this was the last run Sunday where I pushed for the fastest time I could down the entire run, happy with a four minute run. Think I might have cooked one even faster at night on Saturday though.

At night when the mountain was groomed I did just fine but it definitely was different. Conditions were quite slick and icy, I had to dump speed more often and be more aggressive in terms of using more of the mountain after grooming.

All in all I had a great season, I wish it wasn't over I'm super bummed on having to wait half a year right now...need ideas!

Sure I still have bad habits also but I feel comfortable, unfortunately I need a larger mountain haha.
03-06-2014 03:46 PM
tannersdad
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Originally Posted by Kjarahz View Post
The terrain looks more advanced at Beech with most of it's population being black diamonds almost.

I was gravitating towards Sugar just for it's long blue run which should be a good ride and no big deal. I might end up going Sugar one day and Beech the next possibly, but would like to hear why it's a much better place.

In terms of orientation it really doesn't matter if they prefer skiing or snowboarding, just care about the ride I get. If anyone has some information I'm all ears. No reason I can't go to both if it's worth it.
The Lower Shawneehaw at Beech is a very mellow blue slope. And the green Crossover is very wide with lots of room. In my opinion Sugar has narrow cuts through the woods while Beech is much more open. If you can ride both places, by all means do it.
03-06-2014 11:42 AM
snowklinger Even when riding "straight" or "flat" it is important to always keep an edge pressured MINDFULLY even if in reality it is very slight. This will alleviate that bounced around feeling as that pressured edge becomes the snow pusher as opposed to the snow bouncing you around.

Also I think it helps to think of edges as being 4 (front heel and toe, back heel and toe) instead of just 2 (heel and toe) because proper technique for learning is getting that board torsion to work (even on stiff boards, the concept still works) as you move between edges. Becoming comfy with this concept will allow you to apply very basic techniques to all kinds of terrain and situations (avoiding another beginner on a green run, front foot ruddering through trees, stopping halfway down a cliff face to readjust your line....etc..)
03-06-2014 11:22 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by Kjarahz View Post
Anyone have tips on going straight? Whenever I tried to go straight the board was flat it felt like I was catching ruts from other riders and it would toss and move me around, not comfortable when you are going what you think is very fast.
This comes with practice. As soon as you'll ride low in your knees in balance, knees, ankles and hips will act as bumpers and thus crossing ruts n bumps won't disturb you anymore. But it needs some time to a) develop that balance and b) the muscles to ride low. It just needs time...
03-06-2014 10:50 AM
Kjarahz The terrain looks more advanced at Beech with most of it's population being black diamonds almost.

I was gravitating towards Sugar just for it's long blue run which should be a good ride and no big deal. I might end up going Sugar one day and Beech the next possibly, but would like to hear why it's a much better place.

In terms of orientation it really doesn't matter if they prefer skiing or snowboarding, just care about the ride I get. If anyone has some information I'm all ears. No reason I can't go to both if it's worth it.
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