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|11-16-2011 10:36 PM|
I go flat based from strapping my front foot in till I hit the lift line. But I do not advise this, I have fallen really hard a lot of times. I even got knocked out once. You can try it, but ride within your limits and don't endanger anyone else.
That being said, I can only go flat based for about 20 seconds or so because we have 500 vert and the longest trail is like two or three football fields. I don't know if I'll be doing this on my rocker though, I feel a lot more confident on my Cheaptrick.
*Back foot, I'm stupid.
|11-16-2011 10:17 PM|
Originally Posted by EC99SS View Post
but most of the stuff i actually ride its almost impossible to just flat base it the entire time. either it is too steep or there are too many trees in the way.
|11-16-2011 07:40 PM|
Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze View Post
|11-15-2011 04:24 PM|
Its already been said, but I would like to re-emphasize the fact that some boards are just SLOW.
I was on a trip to Vail with some friends-of-friends. Vail is huge and has a ton of terrain that is not-quite-a-catwalk and not-quite-a-slope. Anways, this guy would routinely lose speed a couple of yards before the rest of us. He and his brother were similarly sized and similarly skilled, so I am not inclined to think it was a technique issue.
I tuned the guy's board for him that evening at the house with the same wax on my board, but it did not make a noticeable difference. He even went so far to have it waxed and tuned again (this time by a shop). I can't say for sure if the 2nd tuning did him any good because I didn't spend that much time riding with him after.
Anyways... try switching boards with one of the other guys to see if that makes much of a difference.
|11-15-2011 12:49 PM|
|BigmountainVMD||If you only weigh in at 120 lbs, the faster you try to go, the more that wind resistance will factor into reducing your speed. Make sure your shoulders are cutting into the wind, instead of opening up your body to the wind to create more resistance. At 6'3" and 175 I have a similar problem, and I attempted to solve it by buying a slimmer jacket and trying to cut into the wind more.|
|11-15-2011 11:38 AM|
Originally Posted by EC99SS View Post
On steeper stuff, I'll go flat to accelerate for short distance...especially when just getting going or a place where you want a burst of speed so that you can mach in to a carve....like hitting the afterburners.
|11-15-2011 09:11 AM|
I have a question for those of you who ride flat based. Do you only ride flat based for very short distances before taking it back on edge? Or do you go for a long distance that way? I always thought riding flat based for long distances was not advised due to increased chances of catching an edge.
|11-07-2011 08:16 PM|
|AAA||Decent thoughts so far. It could be your weight (less), your board length (shorter), sidecut geometry (circular radius or overall tighter), base material(extruded), wax (wrong temperature or inadequate job), and/or technique (skidding, more completed turns across the fall line, or possibly using a higher edge angle/tighter turning). The latter variable could potentially be from either poorer or better technique, or just being more or less aggressive. See which variables you can adjust and go from there. Beyond that, just enjoy riding.|
|11-07-2011 06:14 PM|
|CheeseForSteeze||Have Ray Lewis chase you with a bloody machete on a snowmobile. This is guaranteed to increase your speed.|
|11-07-2011 09:49 AM|
Agreed with most everything said.
But being a heavier rider also sucks - I'm tall, heavy, and have giant feet - each factor can really restrict my choices on which products i can buy and I usaully pay a heftier (sp?) price for everything I buy.
I would gladly trade all of that if it meant no more "bombing" the hill and avoiding another concussion
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