|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|10-10-2011 06:05 PM|
Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
|10-09-2011 09:03 PM|
Never ridden the Banana magic, but I hear its very responsive and has solid edge hold. I agree you may want to sharpen the edges.
Still even if they are fairly dull (unless they are totally f***ed) if you bend your knees enough and get your center of gravity nice and low you should be able to turn sharply with control.
It may also be that you just need to make some minor adjustments to the way you weight the boards edge in the turn compared to the other boards you are familiar with.
This is off topic, but there are 2 people with the K2 turbo dream here and I am looking at it as a possible board to buy in the sales in Feb (Actually its for a friend who is planning on a new board).
any chance of a mini review?
Particularly interested in how it carves and floats in pow. I also hear it has very good pop.
|10-09-2011 07:42 PM|
It almost sounds like youre trying to start a traverse at too high of a speed or waiting to get into the turn (the set-up into the path) too late as Snowolf mentioned. What I'm talking about is when you watch a road race and the driver doesn't set up for the apex of the turn, in this case the start of the path, and can't complete the turn without going off track.
Sorry I'm trying to understand and visualize this scenario....is there a roller or change in pitch (steeper) that throws things out of whack right before the turn by any chance?
|10-09-2011 07:33 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|10-09-2011 10:11 AM|
Originally Posted by ylnad123 View Post
|10-09-2011 10:09 AM|
|AjP||maybe the edges wern't as sharp? when was the last time they were sharpened? what angle are they sharpened at? was the snow icy,slushy, or somewhfere in between? bindings too loose? all of these would play a factor in what i think is happening. maybe wax can play a factor in this too? i hot wax/put on flourocarbon topical wax too after EVERY time on the mountain, and i never really have this problem switcching from board to board, unless if those factors i listed before hand are occuring.|
|10-09-2011 08:53 AM|
new board sharp turns
The last 2 boards I had trs btx 157 and turbo dream 158 everything was great. Last trip I went on I was on a banana magic 157 with ride cad bindings and had some issues making really sharp turns. What I mean by really sharp is when you are going down a hill and all of a sudden you need to take a left and get on a flat to take you to a different part of the mountain.
While everyone else was fine getting on an edge and making the turn, I would get on an edge start making the turn, got parallel with the slope, but I would fly off the flat and go down the same hill instead of being able to go left. If I made a wider turn I was fine, but I wasn't sure why I couldn't do what everyone else was doing. I was able to dig in my heals more and complete the turn sometimes, but when I did I would pretty much come to a stop or at least close to a stop.
The three boards are similar with the magic being just a little stiffer than the other two. I am guessing it probably just has to do with bad form, but what could I have been doing wrong to not be able to complete these turns?