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06-25-2012 01:40 PM
yuhaoyang
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
There is a time to shift aft as you progress through the bottom of the turn but this is moving into advanced riding techniques that are way outside the scope of this discussion....
do go on or link to what you think is a nice guide.

O.o I'm not very good at describing with text what I do, after I read what you wrote, I do most of those things, just not leaning forward very much, Or keeping my cool on stuff beyond my ability.... Anyways that's something else retarded. Would be neat to hear what you have to say about those techniques though.

EDIT: Oh, besides the being horrible at describing how I turn, I should just add these: yesterday night after reading your previous posts I imagined turning while just standing up, I seem to what you mentioned... Or maybe that's just placebo effect. Who knows. Also I've been snowboarding (some times on-and-off) since like grade 5-ish. And have gone through probably most of the bad habits beginners pick up since we didn't have money for instructors. I had a rage 164cm in grade 7.... trolololol. (Mom bought as suprise bday present)
06-25-2012 08:16 AM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by Zeppelin View Post
i wanna snowboard so bad it hurts lol.
if you ride like you have been, it WILL hurt. over and over again
06-25-2012 01:10 AM
pleiades
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Originally Posted by yuhaoyang View Post
I'm going to try this leaning forward thing next year...
...just....well... then how the FUCK do you go FAST MAN?!?!?!?

06-25-2012 12:53 AM
Zeppelin anyone around colorado? would like to catch up and make friends and learn a thing or two
06-24-2012 11:47 PM
yuhaoyang now I'm super confused lol. I'm self-taught, but I've always initiated slide turns and carves by having centered weight and twisting with hip+knees? What is that then? O.o
I'm going to try this leaning forward thing next year...
06-24-2012 11:20 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Zeppelin View Post
thank you guys! im sorry i wasnt trying to be an arrogant ass. i just felt i was not explaining things correctly. its been awhile and i agree i tend to want to jump from A to Z. but still thank you. guess im a little excited to snowboard since i spent all last season paying my board off. i wanna snowboard so bad it hurts lol.
Listen to everything Snowolf says. He's an instructor.

I'm 3 years in and I still don't know how to properly carve.

Of course I've barely tried at all yet so that's something I'm looking forward to trying this upcoming season.
06-24-2012 11:07 PM
Zeppelin thank you guys! im sorry i wasnt trying to be an arrogant ass. i just felt i was not explaining things correctly. its been awhile and i agree i tend to want to jump from A to Z. but still thank you. guess im a little excited to snowboard since i spent all last season paying my board off. i wanna snowboard so bad it hurts lol.
06-24-2012 09:35 PM
Irahi You guys are way kinder in the face of willful ignorance than you have any right to be.

I started twitching and shouting this at my monitor about three OP posts in.

06-24-2012 07:45 PM
dreampow Best thing to do, put up a video and be open to advice.

Put the ego aside its one of the main barriers to progressing in anything.

People on here in particular Mr Wolf of the snow variety is giving out quality instruction and advice.

With a video the advice will be more precise and suited to your needs.

We all have an image of how we are riding (usually far from reality), but a trained impartial eye will give us an accurate level check and provide the information we need to progress.

I put a several videos up and got some excellent advice that helped me progress last season and I will post more in the future.

Like I said the first thing was for me to put aside my ego and self image and be open to the advice.
06-24-2012 01:10 PM
SnowMotion Ok im going to leave the whole carving thing aside and pretend you didn't mention a leaf or feather. If you want to ride with more stability at higher speeds you need to be on your front foot and get lower in your stance. If you don't believe us or don't want to then fine stay on your back foot it won't effect our riding. When you are on your front foot if you are flat on your board then it will pivot with every little motion get kicked back and forth by the snow until you fall. If you don't want this to happen always stay on some sort of your edge. You should try to make some turns with the back foot out so it forces you to use front foot only ( I do recommend the bunny slope for this). Understand that we are not trying to disagree with your riding level its just some of us have seen and heard of these problems many times. You say you can't afford an instructor yet your not taking the advise of one of the best (Snowolf) for free.
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