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|09-05-2012 11:37 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Your existing videos helped a tonne throughout my last season. I've got a decent handle on up unweights, and am looking forward to trying out some more advanced stuff this year (especially if it will help out on steeper pitches).
|09-05-2012 10:58 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|09-05-2012 10:26 PM|
Originally Posted by beall View Post
|09-05-2012 08:38 PM|
thank you for the advice, I can really count on you guys to give prompt and awesome feedback being more dynamic is my next step and it will probably fix a lot of things that i'm still struggling with like the backfoot ruddering and shifting my weight more towards the nose.
As with the board, I do feel like the board is a little to stiff for me to actually twist or i just need to work on my leg strength ><
|09-04-2012 01:28 PM|
The more I see the more I believe that the backfoot ruddering (which is still there, while many other things have improved) is due to a combination of a lack of dynamic riding (flexing ankles, knees, and hips) and an oversized/too wide board. As a result, you are lacking both board twist and tilt (and also edge pressure). Consequently, you never get the edge of the board working/engaged in the turn and you have to force the board around through pivoting.
Solution: Really work the board with your lower body and control the twist and tilt - ride the board rather than letting the board carry you downhill. I suspect trying a softer (and maybe narrower board) might really help in this.
|09-04-2012 11:27 AM|
you look much more relaxed...good,
your upper body is quieter...good,
you are not opening up shoulders...good
you are using your lower body more....good
bend your knees a bit more,...really drive your front knee going toeside and sit more for heelside
use your front knee and foot to steer (shift your hips toward the nose abit more when starting the turn and then drive the front knee for toeside or squat more for heelside...but shift your hips toward the nose)....your are using your back leg to rudder turns
let your rear leg/knee follow your front leg/knee....no need to push your back foot around.
practice trying to make tighter/more dynamic turns...
perhaps by taking a couple of runs down a black or double black and then go back to the blue/green and be more aggressive in your turning...not necessarily in speed but really making the board cut or rail turns.
UR doing great
|09-04-2012 07:25 AM|
so i went up to mt hotham on the weekend and practiced some turns. the weather was perfect as well as the snow! one of the best days i have
i know i still hang my right arm out and seems to be still countering my stance >< i promise i'll work on it! but i think there's less flailing of the arms now!
|08-25-2012 11:36 AM|
Originally Posted by Nito View Post
2. Will do.
3. Will definitely do! Going up to Mt. Hotham next weekend so hopefully I can apply the advices that the others have given me here.
4. I originally had a Salomon F22 which has one of the smallest footprint i think. I bought the kaiju because i find with the f22, is that it's too thin. I was finding my toes freezing off after a few hours of riding. Once the kaiju packs out, i will definitely look for other boots that has a smaller footprint so that it can comfortably fit a women's board.
Originally Posted by cifex View Post
|08-23-2012 09:38 AM|
|baldylox||The videos all say private....|
|08-23-2012 09:30 AM|
Sorry for making the wrong assumption and not writing more clearly. I wasn't sure how to reply with a foot in my mouth. So I wrote the following using technical bullets; it doesn't flow as well and it sounds like lecturing.
1) I'm not suggesting you need a wider board; that statement was used as a qualifier to explain why you are using a men's board.
2) Men's boards are stiffer than comparable women's boards; see Never Summer catalog and make comparison between men's and women's version of SL or Evo.
3) Follow Snowolf's advice.
4) In a couple of years, when you have either packed out your boots or out grown your boots; follow Wired's advice about a new boot purchase. I've known many people that bought the wrong boot, myself included. I am not suggesting you have the wrong size boot; rather that boot fit is critical in your situation. You need the smallest boot that will fit comfortably on your feet.
My apologies again Nito
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