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|04-02-2012 08:51 PM|
|BarryYung42||Same thign happened for me when i started riding two months ago. I got some help at camp while i was riding with the guest pro. He told me to keep my knees bent so when you hit bumps you wont bounce out of control and to keep your shoulders even with your board/to the direction your going. If your doign s turns and stuff make sure you kick your back leg out and keep your edge that your not on high to asure you don't catch an edge. idk if this will help but i can succsefully go down black runs after two months of riding. Also riding with people alot better than you helps alot because it urges you to keep up therefore expanding your tolorence for high speeds.|
|04-02-2012 06:10 PM|
On the toe side turns, work on keeping your torso straight & bending your knees more.
Glad the tips have helped so far!
|04-02-2012 06:02 PM|
|04-02-2012 05:57 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
|04-02-2012 05:50 PM|
Consider incorporating calf raises into your workout to strengthen them - just give yourself a few days between doing them and riding or your calves will be killing you - especially if you're not used to this exercise. If your heel is lifting in your boots, consider putting j-bars in to hold your heel in place. If your boots are way too big, consider buying another pair in the right size.
That's awesome that you're linking turns down the whole run!!! I'd suggest working on your toe side falling leaf to strengthen that ability & build more confidence in your toe side. If you're having issues turning toe side or holding the leaf toe side, you may want to look up the mountain, as it should cause you to naturally turn a little easier (this should be done as you start to turn toe-side to help complete the turn).
Now that you're successfully linking turns from the top of the run to the bottom, I suggest continuing to do so & consider an easier blue run to try linking turns on. Successful or not here, go back to a green you feel comfortable on & practice some more. When you feel comfortable after a few runs, consider trying an easier blue again, the same or another.
Congrats on the progress so far! Now you just need to practice as much as you can to develop some muscle memory for the rest of this season & the start of next
As far as steering with your shoulder...riding with open shoulders is a really bad habit. Consider steering with your foot & knee. It will hopefully prevent you from developing some bad riding habits that will be difficult to break later down the line
|04-02-2012 05:31 PM|
Don't worry about you shoulder steering...hopefully you are already driving with your knee, i.e., torsional twisting. So you just need to get your whole body doing the same thing...starting from the bottom up...knee, hip and shoulder. Btw I still tend to counter rotate my shoulder and tend to look down hill and this past weekend when too tired to bomb; did a few black runs practicing looking back up hill to really engage the toeside to slow down and really control my speed instead of doing open-s bombs.
|04-02-2012 04:55 PM|
Having to retighten every few runs is a bad sign. If I tighten my laces too much my feet will hurt because it's actually cutting off the circulation!
FWIW I wear an 8.5 shoe but I'm in 7.5 boots now and they feel fantastic. I had 9s before and thought they fit well until I tried on something that ACTUALLY fit...
|04-02-2012 03:16 PM|
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
|04-02-2012 03:15 PM|
Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
I sometimes get a bit of heel lift, which prompts me to retighten.
|04-02-2012 02:05 PM|
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
A tow rope was where I had my worst injury, lead to arthroscopic surgery on my ankle. Damn tow rope.
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