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|04-11-2014 10:41 AM|
|Lamps||Up at blue mountain Ontario the Toronto ski club runs a snowboard racing program and you see quite a few kids/youths with carving setups; the younger ones sometimes run softboot on carving board and the older ones have the full rig.|
|04-11-2014 09:53 AM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
|04-11-2014 09:43 AM|
Originally Posted by deagol View Post
|04-11-2014 09:06 AM|
|deagol||an additional thought: I try to avoid "hockey stops" to theoretically keep wear on my edges down, so if there is room at the bottom of the run near the lift line, I try to carve uphill to scrub off speed smoothly, most times I can almost do a complete circle and there is no sliding at all. I used to ride with a GPS just for kicks so I could look at my speed to get an idea of it. I crashed at about 50 MPH once and it felt like driving a car down the freeway- only without the car.... kind of scary. That stuff sort of goes along with this style of riding|
|04-11-2014 08:46 AM|
|CassMT||we have 3, the same 3 guys for years|
|04-11-2014 08:43 AM|
|deagol||I've been riding (or trying to ride) this way for about 20 years... soft boots and forward stance. I did have an alpine setup many years ago (Nidecker Predator) but had to sell it 'cuz I couldn't afford hard boots. I rode it only a few times with borrowed ski boots with the buckles very loose- not a good setup). I try to ride the same setup on steeps and powder and it seems to work for me. I can't lay it down like some people, but I have fun with it.|
|04-11-2014 07:59 AM|
Originally Posted by davidj View Post
|04-11-2014 07:40 AM|
|Argo||I have noticed quite a bit more around here....|
|04-11-2014 07:10 AM|
Alpine Carving On the Rise?
Is it just me or is it on the rise in Utah and Colorado? Mostly hardbooters, but I do see some softbooters with forward stances doing it.
I enjoy watching them. But occasionally when I hit their trenches just so, at speed, it feels like hitting a pothole in my car .