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03-24-2011 06:08 PM
schmitty34 I suggest you hit the bar after your day/night of riding and then practice your skating on the way to the car after that. I find that type of practice to be very effective. I have yet to master the fast plant however.

I would not, however, suggest practicing without any feet strapped in unless you have a leash....I have learned this the hard way.
03-24-2011 05:39 PM
Leo Eh, I just shift my foot so the toe is hanging off the toe edge when I want to turn that way. It also makes for a nice brake if you need to slow down or stop. I do the opposite if I want to do a tight heel side.
03-24-2011 02:17 PM
keyaspectsoach Indeed, fully agree.

Anticipate, not rotate!
03-23-2011 01:39 PM
keyaspectsoach
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Originally Posted by NickCap View Post
Practice. Practice. Practice. also, dont look at what the person next to you on the lift is doing... found that out the hard way... keep your head straight and get ready to glide down... when your ready to turn put a little more weight on your front foot than your back foot: 60,40. also, like other people said... USE YOUR SHOULDERS! Good Luck Man!!!
What's with the obsession to use your shoulders when snowboarding / 'skating'. Why start a movement in the shoulders which is controling something connected to your feet. Do you see tennis players wigging their toes to start a shot or serve, or football (soccer to those across the pond) players using there shoulders when they take a penalty kick. Use the closest things to the snowboard - your feet!

Sorry, rant over..

One point that I mention alot that might help you out, is to push the back foot up against the binding to add some stability. Give you a sense of where you need to be, sometime this is all it takes. knowing what to do and where to be when you exit the lift, rather than scrambling around and 'hoping' that you get it right...(Just my 2 pennies worth!)
03-22-2011 12:27 AM
NickCap Practice. Practice. Practice. also, dont look at what the person next to you on the lift is doing... found that out the hard way... keep your head straight and get ready to glide down... when your ready to turn put a little more weight on your front foot than your back foot: 60,40. also, like other people said... USE YOUR SHOULDERS! Good Luck Man!!!
03-22-2011 12:15 AM
East§ide
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Originally Posted by jcdoc107 View Post
check out scott vine in this vid, especially at 2 min.

YouTube - Arbor Snowboards At Mammoth Main Park
that video is so sick
03-21-2011 09:38 PM
cadencesdad
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
IDK if this has been said already...the responses seem ridiculously long...but you need to hang your toe over your toe edge when turning toe side, and hang your heel over your heel edge when turning heel side. It's really that simple.
I will second this answer.

I was having the opposite problem of OP....I was always skating right easily (my son always rides on left) and couldnt turn left very well. I read this
and thought I would give it a try.....I hung my heels back off the board a little more and........Easy cheesy.

Thanks Extremo!!!

03-21-2011 08:19 PM
jcdoc107
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Originally Posted by IslandCrow View Post
I saw a guy skate a FS 180 off a side hit a couple weeks ago, and call me easily impressed, but I thought that was kind of sick. Hell, maybe we'll see Torstein Horgmo doing double corks like that after he gets boored with his triple backflips.
check out scott vine in this vid, especially at 2 min.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6LjDVFQDDA
03-20-2011 12:31 PM
Nefarious
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Yeah, I guess I was only considering it skating if I was pushing with my back foot.

Anyway, thanks for the advice. I had noticed that hanging my back foot a little did help me turn on my heelside when I was first learning. Now, I don't really have an issue with sharp turns on that side, but perhaps it would help me toeside. I mean, I'm not completely useless in that direction, but significantly worse than turning heelside. I may just have to play around with it on the beginner hill next time and try out some of the suggested techniques. It will give me something to do when I ride by the park (which is on the way to the beginner area) only to realize there are more people in there than I want to deal with.
How's Terry Peak looking these days? Been a few years since I've been out there. Was actually the first place I ever rode. Ended up going through the trees to the side of the bunny hill and clipping a tree. Oofda.
02-16-2011 12:00 PM
IslandCrow
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But hey, most impt thing to me is dont fall down. I may be in the chair behind you and you could be holding me up. Cheers.
I hear that. Few things are more embarassing than being the one responsible for bringing the whole chairlift to a halt. It's such a basic skill, but it actually sounds like it might be kind of fun to practice a bit. I saw a guy skate a FS 180 off a side hit a couple weeks ago, and call me easily impressed, but I thought that was kind of sick. Hell, maybe we'll see Torstein Horgmo doing double corks like that after he gets boored with his triple backflips.
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