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02-28-2014 01:17 AM
jdang307 True. Never said it was the right way for everyone else.

But right from the beginning I was able to point the board where I needed it to go. It was a closed off green run, literally all newbies. We were all placed there to kill each other apparently.

Took about 4 runs before I learned to brake.
02-25-2014 04:42 PM
Booo!
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
Same here. Self-taught, with nobody in my ear about how to ride. My first full day I learned to go down the mountain and link shitty turns before learning to brake/stop, at the top of Keystone on the green run. I got to the point I could get to the bottom of the run, and then it kind of turns to the lift line. I would just take myself down at that point At the end of the day I just took the Gondola down like a bitch (noway I could make it down at the end of my first day I was out of breath at that elevation and almost passed out)

Second full day on, I learned to toe side and that was it, off and running. I learned to leaf when I accidentally got on a black run my 3rd day. But I didn't use it as a crutch so I was good to go.
Except trying to link turns without knowing how to break can be very dangerous. At least doing falling leaf you can control your speed. Safer for everyone.
02-25-2014 04:29 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
there is learning the right way and there is learning the wrong way. When I was learning I simply skipped the whole falling leaf part. My buddy still can't get out of it.
Same here. Self-taught, with nobody in my ear about how to ride. My first full day I learned to go down the mountain and link shitty turns before learning to brake/stop, at the top of Keystone on the green run. I got to the point I could get to the bottom of the run, and then it kind of turns to the lift line. I would just take myself down at that point At the end of the day I just took the Gondola down like a bitch (noway I could make it down at the end of my first day I was out of breath at that elevation and almost passed out)

Second full day on, I learned to toe side and that was it, off and running. I learned to leaf when I accidentally got on a black run my 3rd day. But I didn't use it as a crutch so I was good to go.
02-25-2014 02:52 PM
kalev
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Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
^ + 1

None of my boards have one now.
Truthfully, I didn't think they were still around. I thought they were more of a 90's thing

Maybe I should get one for my wife who often struggles skating off the lift
02-25-2014 02:40 PM
BoardWalk
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Originally Posted by East§ide View Post
Its like squares and rectangles .. carving is turning, but turning is not necessarily carving.

Mezcal can be Tequila but Tequila can't be Mezcal.
02-25-2014 02:24 PM
East§ide
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Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
^ + 1

When you first learn, you have no idea how subtle you need to be with your board in terms of how it will "skate" The more experience you have, the more you will play with your foot position and how you really don't need a stomp pad at all after a certain point. None of my boards have one now.
definitely with you on that one. i dont begrudge anyone using one, but i went out the beginning on this season on a new deck and didnt have time to put those little volcom stone stomp pad things on .. after 2 runs, I realized I'd probably never put any kind of stomp pad on my board again.

oh yea and just to harp on whats already been said, I happen to agree with CassMT that turning and carving are absolutely not the same. Its like squares and rectangles .. carving is turning, but turning is not necessarily carving.
02-25-2014 08:05 AM
Oldman ^ + 1

When you first learn, you have no idea how subtle you need to be with your board in terms of how it will "skate" The more experience you have, the more you will play with your foot position and how you really don't need a stomp pad at all after a certain point. None of my boards have one now.
02-25-2014 03:44 AM
ItchEtrigR Ride long enough and you fuck about with everything. I've seen kids weave in and out of traffic with both feet together. I've tried mucking about with my back leg pressed up against the front binding, very squirrely, tail just want to swing right over when initiating a turn, going straight not so much a problem, fun just to change things up and shit one tries/does when you have done the chair/drag lift enough times. Once you got your shit together you can ride anyway you please, all it takes is some time a bit of practice and some trial and error...
02-25-2014 02:47 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by NWBoarder View Post
On my Proto and my Heritage, I find it a little easier to have my back foot a little more toward the center while skating. On my other boards that are traditional camber, I keep it pressed to the back binding.
^True for rocker and hybrid
02-24-2014 07:41 PM
NWBoarder On my Proto and my Heritage, I find it a little easier to have my back foot a little more toward the center while skating. On my other boards that are traditional camber, I keep it pressed to the back binding.
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