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|11-02-2014 03:00 PM|
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Depending on how wide/steep the terrain is I sometimes count just 1,2 cause 3 would end me up in the trees or worse and 1,2,3,4 or more when there's plenty of room :]
|10-29-2014 01:07 PM|
Use the bat signal
|10-29-2014 12:44 PM|
Originally Posted by Tatanka Head View Post
|10-29-2014 09:43 AM|
This is a good thread to revisit. As I'm mentally preparing for the upcoming season I want to focus on cleaning up my riding. Might do a lesson (probably not...I always say I will, but can't find the time )
I third the dropping-in comparison. At my local I have one steep and narrow run that I like to avoid. My riding partner doesn't mind this run, and since it takes us to a more remote lift we often find ourselves on it. I basically pull style out of my ass when I ride it. Heavy on the lead foot and clean, tight turns. The intimidation usually comes from the two rock walls on both sides, and the line of skiers waiting to drop in. I don't mind eating shit, but I don't want to do it into a rock wall while in front of a bunch of skiers. This is my motivation to get through it as quickly and cleanly as possible. And it works.
On open steeps, I'm wide and loose. Relaxed and possibly sloppy.
I might have the opposite problem of you, Neni. I need to clean up my game a little.
|10-29-2014 09:07 AM|
|speedjason||sometimes, you just gotta ride it out.|
|10-28-2014 10:09 PM|
|SkullAndXbones||even though this is an older-ish thread, i will say that my first thought, too, was that it might be psychological. steep and narrow can be scary if you're not used to riding it. unfortunately i don't think there's really a way to build up to it by going down small narrow trails because that's still in your comfort zone. it's just one of those things where you kinda have to just say screw it and throw caution to the wind and just do it. when i ride steep and narrow trails, that are too steep to where i'm not comfortable going straight down, i just do small quick carves. basically just leaning back and forth a bit.|
|10-28-2014 09:48 PM|
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
Pretty much 100% accurate. Dropping into a halfpipe is a more extreme example, but its the same idea. You have to commit or you wont be riding with the same weight distribution over your board which will cause you to lose control. Thats of course easier said than done. The first time I was rewarded with the benefits of letting go was finally saying to myself screw it and going for it. No technique or this or that. It was all mental. I was just sick of hesitating. With that said...I still find myself in plenty of situations hesitating even though I know what to do.
|09-03-2014 09:58 AM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
As for your SO? Sounds like he was using CassMT's method for navigating that terrain!
|09-03-2014 09:46 AM|
Thanks to all for the input.
Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Originally Posted by slyder View Post
I’m used to ride terrain I can see or I know each inch. So there’s only a limited number of things to mind. The shitty snow conditions together with the unfamiliar steepness and all the factors to mind being on glaciated terrain was a new level.
Originally Posted by tonicusa View Post
But I guess I have a clue now… it all comes together, bit of everything. Lack of experience leads to lack of confidence leads to lack of proper technique. Staring down the fall line, too distracted by the surrounding, maybe bit in the back seat, and probably too slow, so without the help of the upper body I had no chance to throw the board around quick enough at slow speed on a short turn in 50°. Gonna mind some more things next time
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
|09-03-2014 09:18 AM|
the proper technique for steep and narrow is to don't turn at all, problem solved
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