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04-28-2014 11:31 AM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
No one is ever edging as hard as they think they are. Get yourself videoed and you'll probably find your outside edge is barely an inch up.

As far as weight distribution, the instruction for beginner to low intermediate is to get your weight forward so that the front of the board is controlling where you go. The intermediate to advanced instruction is that you start the turn with weight forward, and as you go into the turn you shift your weight back to engage the rest of the edge. This will become more important as your turns become more aggressive.
This is what you said to me when I posted a similar and I think it's spot on, at least for me. Forward momentum from your weight forward carries through and washes out the tail. At least that's how I interpreted what you are saying. The lack of a firm surface the last 2 times I went out didn't really let me test this out much.
04-28-2014 11:01 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by minime View Post
Actually now you mention it, it is more like braking than turning.
So your suggesting I tilt my board more and shit my weight onto my front leg more to stop this happening?
No one is ever edging as hard as they think they are. Get yourself videoed and you'll probably find your outside edge is barely an inch up.

As far as weight distribution, the instruction for beginner to low intermediate is to get your weight forward so that the front of the board is controlling where you go. The intermediate to advanced instruction is that you start the turn with weight forward, and as you go into the turn you shift your weight back to engage the rest of the edge. This will become more important as your turns become more aggressive.
04-28-2014 09:58 AM
24WERD rocker board?

what's the angle on the back foot? -15?

I find when the back foot has a larger angle people tend to swing it out more.
04-28-2014 09:38 AM
td.1000 one trick that I remember practicing was trying to turn without moving my legs at all. just leaning forwards and backwards and letting the sidecut do the turning.
04-28-2014 09:21 AM
andrewdod sounds like youre ruddering to me. try to put more weight on that front foot and use that to initiate the turns.
04-28-2014 09:17 AM
minime Bonus of having an indoor slope nearby
04-28-2014 09:13 AM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by minime View Post
Thanks for all the advice, I'll try in the next week or so and see how it goes
man, winter stopped 1 month ago over here. it's killing me.
04-28-2014 08:59 AM
minime Thanks for all the advice, I'll try in the next week or so and see how it goes
04-28-2014 08:42 AM
speedjason bend your knees and put more weight on your front foot.
make sure your board is set up properly also.
transit smoother helps as well.'
use your front foot to initiate turning not kicking the back(tho its not a bad thing if used correctly).
04-28-2014 08:28 AM
Mizu Kuma Ohhh, and draw your turns out as much as you can at first!!!!!

As you control your turns more fluently, slowly bring those arcs in tighter!!!!!
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