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02-10-2012 05:12 PM
jojotherider So to close up on this thread. It was the stance I had on the board. Its a twin board, but I had an off centered stance. front binding was 2nd bolt in from the front and the rear was on the outermost bolts. I moved the rear binding forward and voila! board was riding really good yesterday. I was able to straightline into some jumps for more speed and I felt comfortable landing on it also. good times!

and as nolefan2011 predicted, i do love this board now.
01-25-2012 11:44 PM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
This. Always remember you can pressure an edge without being on an edge.

Well I just learned something. AHHH SOME! Gonna try it this weekend.
01-25-2012 11:42 PM
rgrwilco I notice the same thing with FK boards. Really the only reverse camber boards to feel that way to me. It always feels like the tail of the board just can't stay put. But burton, arbor, gnu, never summer, and k2 all felt fine to me.
01-25-2012 11:25 PM
earl_je Flatkick has always been my go to board.. quite a bit different from a reverse camber board but once you master it, you wont go back.
01-25-2012 10:38 PM
Nolefan2011 You're going to love that board when you learn how to ride it (like a skateboard). Super fun board.
01-25-2012 09:16 PM
david_z
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It's just a matter of experience with any board while flat-basing to keep yourself from catching an edge. If it feels like it's starting to want to pivot just put light pressure on an edge to keep it straight.

If you're really hauling ass you should be keeping light pressure on an edge anyways. Nothing worse than having a tiny bump shift your board out from under you and making you scorpion onto your face.
This. Always remember you can pressure an edge without being on an edge.
01-25-2012 09:10 PM
Bayoh It's just a matter of experience with any board while flat-basing to keep yourself from catching an edge. If it feels like it's starting to want to pivot just put light pressure on an edge to keep it straight.

If you're really hauling ass you should be keeping light pressure on an edge anyways. Nothing worse than having a tiny bump shift your board out from under you and making you scorpion onto your face.
01-25-2012 05:00 PM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
What about when i'm riding flat and trying to pick up speed? feels like I always have to be on an edge to maintain control.

No solution there, just keep your balance centered, and you'll get used to it. For me, only camber has felt rad going in a straight line, but I'm not as experienced.
01-25-2012 04:56 PM
jojotherider ok, I'll have to try and be more concious about how I'm initiating turns and try more from the center.

What about when i'm riding flat and trying to pick up speed? feels like I always have to be on an edge to maintain control.
01-25-2012 03:50 PM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
Sorry, what I meant is that i still rode the Gnu the same way I rode a cambered board so I was/am surprised that the flat camber was different.
It totally makes sense that it seems weird, but it's kinda not weird. Flat Kick is an alternative camber that's kind of the opposite of banana.

Like banana is rockered in the middle and then goes flat/reeeeeeal mellow camber outside the bindings. Flat Kick is the oppostite it's flat between the bindings and then rockers up slightly afterward. So while they're both not cambered, a different approach is needed. I have a BTX board and I steer primarily underfoot more but outside the feet when I need some oomph in the turns.
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