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02-13-2014 10:59 PM
bkrieger Thanks, I'll try that. You're right, I haven't been getting low enough.
02-13-2014 09:26 PM
ksup3erb
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Originally Posted by bkrieger View Post
+15 front and +6 back. I had it set at reference. I was actually just reading online about stance. I didn't realize that for Burton Est, when set at reference, the stance is set back toward the tale. Is this correct?
OK, my bad. it looked whack in the picture.

Whether or not you have set back at the refernece points depends on your board. If you have a true twin or directional twin board your reference points should be the same distnace from the tips.

The reason why your knee is locking is because you are not unweighting the board. As you go to change edge you have to unweight the board by bringing your torso closer to the snow by squatting (not bending at the waist). At that moment you should be able to move the board freely. Get real low.
02-13-2014 09:17 PM
bkrieger +15 front and +6 back. I had it set at reference. I was actually just reading online about stance. I didn't realize that for Burton Est, when set at reference, the stance is set back toward the tale. Is this correct?
02-13-2014 09:13 PM
ksup3erb
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Originally Posted by bkrieger View Post
I just want to follow up on what I mean by my knee locking up. When making a toe side turn, my knee of my front leg bends towards my back leg, and the back leg is straighter. I have to wait to complete my turn, to situate myself, and allow my front leg to kind of unlock before I can begin a heel side turn. Can this be from not enough knee bend or a too narrow stance?
What angle is that front binding set at? It looks like something close to zero degrees. That can't be comfortable.
02-13-2014 08:52 PM
wrathfuldeity idk what ur talking about...but

toeside... bend or drive your leading knee to the center of the turn...you will also notice a dropping of your leading shoulder, your head/eyes are also looking to the center of the hill...look back uphill...do not twist your torso to look back down the hill) and you should feel pressure on the ball of foot ....then when going to heelside

swing your leading knee toward the nose (you should notice the pressure on the little toe side of your leading foot)....this will torsionally twist the board and engage the nose heelside contact point (thus dropping to the heelside edge)...you will also be turning your head to look back over your leading should and you will also slightly raise your leading shoulder....however don't twist your shoulder's too open...(remember you are grabbing your pant leg of the trailing side with your trailing hand...this will keep you from over rotating)
02-13-2014 08:34 PM
bkrieger I just want to follow up on what I mean by my knee locking up. When making a toe side turn, my knee of my front leg bends towards my back leg, and the back leg is straighter. I have to wait to complete my turn, to situate myself, and allow my front leg to kind of unlock before I can begin a heel side turn. Can this be from not enough knee bend or a too narrow stance?
02-12-2014 05:20 PM
bkrieger Thanks, Ill definitely practice what you guys said. I'll also have to hit the gym harder on my legs. I have been, but by the middle of the day, by quads are shit, and I'm not strong enough to turn.

I know it takes time.

Thanks
02-12-2014 04:02 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
starting slow, then pick up the pace of the turns until you don't have to think about...you just do it.
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yep spend a day on green just switch the shit out of your edges.
start slow like change edge every 2-3 seconds. then do quicker and quicker. do it like 10 runs so you can do it without even thinking about it. as you go faster and faster be dynamic as well cuz your upper body needs to keep up with your lower body when you switching quick or you will lose balance or catch an edge. if you are lazy on your board, your board will be lazy too. as you go faster and faster you will notice you will be twisting your board more and more to engage the front edge before engaging the back.
02-12-2014 03:42 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by ksup3erb View Post
Wrath's calling you stupid.
Nah....just a little retarded....but the brah has potential
02-12-2014 03:40 PM
ksup3erb Wrath's calling you stupid.
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