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|02-29-2012 04:15 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|02-29-2012 02:47 PM|
Originally Posted by Cr0_Reps_Smit View Post
The problem I think is having too much weight on my back leg, and I end up "ruddering" my turns with that back leg instead of initiating with my front foot.
|02-29-2012 02:18 PM|
it could also be in your shoulder alignment. if you ride with your shoulders "open", or so that your whole upper body is facing down hill, as opposed to keeping them "closed" then it'll be really hard to keep your weight centered.
you want to try and focus on keeping your shoulders, hips, and ankles stacked over each other with your knees bent while also keeping your shoulders aligned with your board.
here's a picture of a proper stance
|02-29-2012 01:58 PM|
|566487||Thanks, I'll try keeping my arm out or grabbing my pant leg. Part of my problem might be mental, I injured my front knee so I'm a little timid with it right now. Hopefully these drills will get me over that fear.|
|02-29-2012 01:26 PM|
|JamesX||My instructor told me to reach down and grab my pants at the Knee till I get use to the forward position.|
|02-29-2012 01:08 PM|
Point your arm out in front of the board. Will that help you "reach" forward?
Don't listen to me though. I only have about 15 days experience.
|02-29-2012 12:58 PM|
Getting out of the backseat
The last couple times I've been out my back leg has been getting tired pretty quick. I feel like I do a decent job of keeping myself centered over my board but I must still be in the backseat considering how tired my leg has been getting. It could also be related to me starting to tackle more challenging terrain and riding in some slushy conditions. Or maybe I should stop watching so many pow movies.
Any tips on things I can do to make sure I'm not riding too far back? It seems to be more of a problem when I'm on my heel edge, when I'm on my toe it almost feels like I'm giving my quad a rest. Obviously I need to lean forward more, any things I can mentally think about when I'm out riding.