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03-23-2011 10:14 AM
bamfb2 Interesting post, key. Thanks.
03-22-2011 09:47 PM
keyaspectsoach bamfb2 makes a good point:

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Originally Posted by bamfb2 View Post
Trying to curl your toes upwards towards your shins?
Not sure about the massive + angles but if carving is all you wish to do then + angles on both front and back the way fwd.

Have a look at the following article I've just written about heel to toe turns and the good old highbacks and how using the toes is actually more efficient.
How to make turning on a snowboard easier - stay off those highbacks! | Key Aspects Coaching

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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I ride with little forward lean myself and don't like having much. As for the tucking in the back knee; this is more for people with forward stance angles. It really does very little with a duck stance and using the front foot is where the most effective steering comes from. A surfer will naturally tend to concentrate more on the rear foot due to habit.
Snowolf, have you ever experimented with driving both knees in towards each other at the end of a carve turn. then just before switching edge drive them back out. POP..!
Normal riding stance, cruse on a blue run with a fair amount of speed with nice wide open carves, try to stay centred, not to much front and back foot steering going on and give it a go. I know it's not really 'traditional' but defiantly fun. Would be good to hear your thoughts!
03-21-2011 01:55 PM
baconzoo
Use what works...

I wax all the time. (scrape any wax build up off and brush it)
I use my forward lean maxed out.

I'm always the first one down.
03-21-2011 01:05 PM
fattrav
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Wah someones upset they're moving to the desert.
Nah, im moving to the swamp part to mate with koalas and hunt wallabys.
03-21-2011 11:55 AM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by bamfb2 View Post
Are you talking about carving heel side? How do you get forward lean in your bindings that way? Trying to curl your toes upwards towards your shins? I understand the concept of forward lean in the bindings when carving toe side.



The one caveat I can think of is if you have a really flexible board. If it's a super loose board, tucking that knee in too much can cause you to wash out.
The A-Frame is one of the stiffest ALl mountain board you can find. Forward lean makes your calf push on the back of the binding soooner, because of the angle, and your edge engages sooner. Not too much..Just enough to carve perfectly. I do ride with both pos angles generally 21-18 for carving 18-9 for all else
03-21-2011 02:35 AM
BurtonAvenger Wah someones upset they're moving to the desert.
03-21-2011 02:31 AM
fattrav
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
People wax? I gave up on that bullshit. Also forward lean is for people that can't bend their knees or are riding half pipe.
Fuck! You are always one upping on something aren't you;

I dont wax
People send me new boards
My Mom died
Tall Tees are for gays
My knees sore
Forward lean's for trail slaves & pipe dicks

Look man, some people don't get to board everyday on a new board and roll through the park f'ward lean set to zero
03-21-2011 02:15 AM
BurtonAvenger People wax? I gave up on that bullshit. Also forward lean is for people that can't bend their knees or are riding half pipe.
03-20-2011 07:58 PM
bamfb2
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Originally Posted by pawlo View Post
A little forward lean in your bindings help a lot reducing that back side carve chatter, and engage that front edge faster. I avoided it because it eats up your calves faster, but I'm a fan now. Better turns, more responsive board.
Are you talking about carving heel side? How do you get forward lean in your bindings that way? Trying to curl your toes upwards towards your shins? I understand the concept of forward lean in the bindings when carving toe side.

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Tuck that back knee in, after the apex of your turn.He noticed my tendency to open my back kneee toward the tail of the board, when squatting in the middle of a turn, especially heel side...Probably for stability, mostly for bad habit. Even with both positive angles ( +18+12)
The one caveat I can think of is if you have a really flexible board. If it's a super loose board, tucking that knee in too much can cause you to wash out.
03-14-2011 07:25 PM
KIRKRIDER I know...give it a try. How much do you scrape? I saw the Youtube video you posted about the cristian cunt...GAWD I want to kill her with my old board
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