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03-21-2014 05:57 AM
shaneshac Thanks for the tips

Will have to work on each point and see how things progress from there. Will let you all know how things get on after a few more sessions
03-20-2014 08:15 PM
TKDKidd A couple of things that I noticed that I would work on in this order.

Stance - You have some aft lean on your back leg and back shoulder, try to come towards the nose a bit more until you are symmetrical with your board.

Initiate your turns with your knees instead of your forward shoulder. Since you have a drifts back hand, which can be remedied by restricting the back arm behind you on mellow terrain to acclimatize to riding in line with your snowboard instead of with a positive/open stance. Since you are looking down at the snow, you will have sensation of sliding out because of the counter rotation of your body. If you pin your chin (to win) against your lead shoulder, you will have much better visibility. When completing your turns look across the fall line as opposed to slightly down it.

And finally bend those knees equally. Weak pressure control can lead to the snowboard sliding out. There was very little edging involved there so your major concerns are going to be bending those knees. Since you already break at the hips, due to your supposedly wise stance, think about squeezing your but heels together so your ass doesn't stick out so much as well, which is quite noticeable on your heel side turns and causes alignment issues.

Work on each thing one at a time instead of trying to do it all at once. If it feels weird it's probably working.
03-20-2014 05:24 PM
Originally Posted by shaneshac View Post
By the way my stance width is 60cm

Ok too me that is too wide for your height.. you are 5'8 you should be riding a narrower stance maybe 21 inches. I am 6'3 and ride 22 inches in stance. I thank that is your prob. with not having enough knee bend. Narrow your stance but make sure its centered with both bindings being adjusted and try riding with binding angle +15/-9

I think you will prefer it.

Also, if this is really your 5th time on the mountain.. you are killing it!! keep it up!! refine some stuff and I think it will help you progress even more!!
03-20-2014 04:48 PM
shaneshac By the way my stance width is 60cm
03-20-2014 04:32 PM
shaneshac Yes actually now that you say it that is happening. I had not considered it a problem as i thought my toeside carves were quite a lot better than my heelside ones. I will wear another pair of socks or put a sole insert to make the foot more solid in the boot

As mentioned my boot is blocked inside the binding as my shoe size is at the top limit for a medium sized binding

Ass to the grass it will be on my next session and i will look up and shoulders back

Thanks all
03-20-2014 04:21 PM
Originally Posted by jml22 View Post
Ass to grass on heel side
Yeah for sure .. keep your knees bent, your ass out and your back strait. It will help you edge to edge and drive the board more fluidly.

I think he means that his boot sticks to the back of the heel cup and he has to force it out. This happens with bigger foot print boots or narrow bindings. However, this would not affect heel lift. Question to OP.. when you make toe side turns do you feel your heel move upwards in your boot? It could just be a little bit but if you are getting heel lift you need different boots or try doubling up on your socks to compensate.
03-20-2014 04:17 PM
EatRideSleep I'd say keep your head and eyes up. Looks like you're looking down at the snow in front of you thus your shoulders are rounding fwd and down. Look ahead instead.

You'll need that stacking alignment of head/shoulders/hips for heel side; if your shoulders are rolled fwd it'll feel unstable.
03-20-2014 03:32 PM
jml22 Ass to grass on heel side
03-20-2014 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by shaneshac View Post
How do i remedy that. Strange because when i try to remove my bindings at the end of a run my boot is always lodged it and i need to force it out
what do you mean lodged it?
03-20-2014 03:01 PM
shaneshac How do i remedy that. Strange because when i try to remove my bindings at the end of a run my boot is always lodged it and i need to force it out
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