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|02-10-2014 04:44 PM|
Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
|02-10-2014 04:20 PM|
|02-10-2014 03:36 PM|
|02-10-2014 03:33 PM|
So to update, several of your guys' tips seemed to help. I was out yesterday and definitely kept the heelside chattering to a minimum (only noticed it on a few occasions early in the day) and had no slide outs on steeps.
The things that helped the most were keeping my eyes focused more in the direction of travel and not the fall line, weighting slightly more on the back foot at the start of the heelside turn and leaning forward to initiate the toeside turn a moment sooner (unless I was committing to riding on the heel edge longer). I also tried to be more conscious of stacking my center up over the heel edge better.
It wasn't perfect, but definitely a marked improvement. Thanks again for all the help.
|02-04-2014 05:32 PM|
Right on thanks for all the feedback guys! When I'm back on a proper keyboard I want to respond to some individual points but I think taken together this all should help me figure it out. There does seem to be a fine line on when to shift forward to go back into the toe turn and how to lean with proper posture to get this right. Seems to be some common themes in all the responses. Makes sense now why I can do this well on blues but not blacks, just have to get the timing and technique exactly right since the margin for error is smaller.
Thanks again everyone.
|02-04-2014 05:16 PM|
|t21||Last season, my neighbor who is a instructor showed me the way to deal with my heelside turns on a double black chute runs especially when its been moguled up by skiers. His technique was as you make your heelside turn you lean a bit forward and stay centered as you are traversing with knees bend BUT stay relax and point your board uphill. The moment you feel your going up, you initiate your toeside turn. This really works for me especially the relax part because i tend to rush my turns. The part where he showed me the uphill travel does slows you down enough to engage your toeside to make your turn.|
|02-04-2014 01:37 PM|
|MelC||I have this exact problem too. I am generally fine up to double black on the ice coast and then I end up making commas with my heelside washout. Toeside is fine. I can usually hold on and not land on my butt but it is not what anyone would call pretty. I am relatively certain it is due to not stacking properly over the board since it usually grabs on again when I think to "Frankenstein" as someone put it above (we learned it as push/pull). I am sure some of it is psychological too as when you do your toeside you are close to and focussed more on the hill next to you and on your heel side you just have the sheer drop of it staring up at you...I suspect this is why my form isn't particularly good - too much distraction. I am going to try the suggestion of looking along the traverse line instead of the drop and emphasize the Frankenstein pose a bit more and see how that helps. The good news is that it doesn't get much worse than a double black covered in hardpack with icy patches so I should be in good stead if I can just master it at my local hill.|
|02-04-2014 12:03 PM|
|thedru13||Still trying to figure some of this out myself. I am pushing my stance out a bit wider to get my knees to bend more. I found that while riding more aggressive I was not bending my knees enough or not sitting was leaning over. I needed to use my knees as shock absorbers more. It killed some of the chatter and the board felt a lot more solid. So my legs/knees absorbed a lot of that chatter. You have received a lot better responses but I am no expert in this area just another thought as to what helped me out.|
|02-04-2014 11:38 AM|
High binding angles, (18 deg. and up) and both positive, will give you more or less the same kind of motion / rotation toe side and heel side. Once you perfect your tech you can go back to more open angles. But I find that the right binding angles are the most helpful factor when carving. Makes sense?
|02-04-2014 11:16 AM|
Originally Posted by aiidoneus View Post
To reduce the chatter, also try thinking about bringing your center of mass closer to your heel edge by getting lower, but do not bend at the waist. Keep your back straight
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