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|01-27-2014 01:25 PM|
|2hipp4u||I dont really care for them but I force myself to keep doing them. Practice, Practice and more Practice.|
|01-27-2014 10:44 AM|
|CassMT||dude...i hipcheck them into the dirt whenever no one will see|
|01-27-2014 10:40 AM|
thats crazy, Cass.
Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
|01-27-2014 10:38 AM|
flatish, but with edge pressure...cats are seldom truly 'flat'
i only really edge on a cat to avoid ducks
|01-27-2014 10:28 AM|
I was just on one this past Saturday that was longer than I expected but I tried to stay on my toe edge the entire way through. I thought my calves were literally going to go nuclear. They hurt to high hell
|01-24-2014 12:15 PM|
For me if the cat track is not all that steep I stay flat and just put all my weight up front which keeps you from catching an edge. Faster steeping cat tracks you just have to keep getting better at riding and stay dynamic on them. Smaller, quicker turns to control your speed. I still hate them and don't feel 100% confident on them, but not as bad now in my 3rd year as my first 2.
|01-24-2014 12:13 PM|
this is when switch riding can be particularly useful, calves get tired? hit the side and flip around to the toes
'on the left' or 'on the inside' are my usual calls, but sometimes it's just better to say nothing and time it to pass when they are on the other side of the cat, it's a case by case thing
tune up proper too, wax and edges are essential bc the less time you spend on the cat the more energy you save for the good stuff
|01-24-2014 11:52 AM|
I hate flat cat tracks...who doesn't?...like the OP, they kicked my butt big time and just when I thought I knew what I was doing...Squaw has a few gnarly ones...long flat and narrow as hell with scary drop offs to the side. Definitely practice makes perfect and if you know the terrain well and where they are etc. it helps knowing when to build up speed before you enter it, which is crucial to being able to get on edge and ride the length of it without bleeding off too much speed and getting stuck in the middle. Lost count the number of times I had to unstrap and one foot to the end...mind you I wasn't alone...plenty of riders doing the same so it's a very common problem for those with less experience.
It can also help if you are with someone who is skiing...many a time I have simply grabbed onto one of the missus' poles and let her drag me back up to speed to get to the end...quite fun actually!
|01-24-2014 09:37 AM|
Only problem is, when someone behind me yells "on your left", I've not enough time to figure out, which left (many ppl. have problems with left and right, especially women...)
|01-24-2014 09:34 AM|
|mojo maestro||I yell "passing on your left", and snow slider looks back to their left and immediately start to slide that way. Not their fault....you tend to go where you're looking. Between noobs and people rockin' music, I don't bother anymore. The one exception.....if I'm movin' slow and creepin' up on a boarders blindside.|
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