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01-20-2014 02:20 PM
speedjason ok I am just gonna say. practice but also know what you are doing. bad habits are called bad habits for a reason. endlessly trying with the wrong techniques expecting different result is called insanity.
a couple of things noobs always do is sitting in the back seat" too much weight on their back foot. it causes spinning out .
second thing is not bending knees enough causing loss of balance.
then you pressuring the edge you trying to turn on but forgot to lift the other edge up to utilize the side cut is also the problem. practice more even at home, practice your body movement, experience how the weight is transferred from side to side and front to back.
01-20-2014 11:53 AM
stan_darsh
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Originally Posted by NewbALewb View Post
haha no not yet.. Might go this weekend, maybe next. Have a family trip planned for late feb though....

Sry I had to revive it. Once I discovered the loose screws I was like " oooohhhhh thats why! "

Im too poor to snowboard a lot.,... I could plan weekend trips to redriver or taos, but colorado is just too far to drive... Once i pay for lodging / gas / private lessons / lift tickets / food I realize I have spend quite a bit of money.
since you are still learning and i'm assuming you are in the NM area, and trying to save some cash, you might want to check out sipapu. they have some deals where $44 lift ticket gets you a hotel room too... and also some good lesson/lift ticket packages. it's a really fun mountain to ride and one of my favorites as it's rarely crowded.

just an fyi - could maybe enable you to get out more and learn quickly this year
01-13-2014 09:32 AM
Logan14
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Originally Posted by Weezy32 View Post
Here is my question though... i am having trouble with heelside. Even if i am wearing regular shoes i step on my toes and its natural i can easily do it but if i try to get on my heels its awkward and i almost have to push my ass out to do it. No wonder i am having issues with heelside right? Anyway to improve this?
I was taught a trick (by a French instructor, I think) whereby you don't tip your feet the same way when you turn. So if I were turning toeside, I'd push my toes on my front front down and lift my toes on my back foot up (or, dig my heel in) and the opposite for backside. This is only for the initiation of the turn though, so about half way through the turn, you'd move both feet onto the same side (i.e for a frontside turn, my back foot would swap from heel to toe half way through the turn). This helped me incredibly with initiating turns, so thought I'd share it. What I'm saying may not be clear and it's certainly easier to describe in person.
01-13-2014 09:03 AM
LuckyRVA
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patience grasshopper,it will come. just keep at it but not overthink it.
I think OP has plenty of patience. He's now riding for the first time and has join date from 2011.
01-13-2014 08:28 AM
Weezy32 I have been 4 times

I totally agree if you are falling you are learning!

I went yesturday and while i could have easily rushed through green at 100mph (ok exagerating) without falling i focused on learning linking turns and slowing down. I fell like 50 times and loved every bit of it but that feeling when you actually see yourself IMPROVE is awesome.


Also after being there for 6-7 hrs i too realized that my legs were just getting too tired and i didnt have the power to steer anymore so i called it quits.


Here is my question though... i am having trouble with heelside. Even if i am wearing regular shoes i step on my toes and its natural i can easily do it but if i try to get on my heels its awkward and i almost have to push my ass out to do it. No wonder i am having issues with heelside right? Anyway to improve this?
01-04-2014 09:57 AM
NewbALewb
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whos hatin?

I said fun!
Oh I thought you were being mean. <3
01-04-2014 09:29 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by NewbALewb View Post
awww y the hate
whos hatin?

I said fun!
01-04-2014 09:22 AM
NewbALewb
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this thread is all kinds of retarded. fun!
awww y the hate
01-03-2014 12:52 AM
snowklinger this thread is all kinds of retarded. fun!
01-02-2014 11:07 PM
NewbALewb haha no not yet.. Might go this weekend, maybe next. Have a family trip planned for late feb though....

Sry I had to revive it. Once I discovered the loose screws I was like " oooohhhhh thats why! "

Im too poor to snowboard a lot.,... I could plan weekend trips to redriver or taos, but colorado is just too far to drive... Once i pay for lodging / gas / private lessons / lift tickets / food I realize I have spend quite a bit of money.
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