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|01-24-2013 03:04 PM|
If you feel like your about to go down, whether it's the nose diving, or other things putting us off balance, anything is acceptable to regain our balance... Maintaining fluid movements throughout every turn will help us not get off balance and remove the need for recovery moves.
|01-24-2013 10:06 AM|
|01-10-2013 05:24 PM|
|BigmountainVMD||I usually rock the widest stance available (6'3" on a 157 or 161) so on powder days I just move the front foot back one or two spaces. I find I can put more weight on the front foot and it relieves back leg fatigue. I also find that a slightly more narrow stance makes the board more maneuverable in the deep stuff, since the nose is higher out of the snow.|
|01-10-2013 05:16 PM|
SnoWolf. Agree with your thinking about sidecut, BUT: (love to talk about this shit) if you look at an extreme pow board say the The Euphoria (or any Noboard)
we have the sidecut opposite of a regular board, or in the case of the Hoverraft for example
the tail is so short and stiff and the board so set back naturally that you will ride in the back no matter what and they are both pow specific sticks.
My point is that when you are riding deep pow at a speed you should float no matter what position your are in. But at slower speed or on lower angle slopes, a set back will keep the nose up and, as I experienced on the JJ board, make it SO much easier and enjoyable. Either on 2 feet of fresh or on the same , later when i't s all trashed. The board on a wheelie trashes trough it instead of you having to lift it every time.
On the other hand I love to carve centered on both ( Arbor and JJ) on more firm and groomer days...to use and engage all of the sidecut the way it was designed to.
|01-10-2013 05:11 PM|
Originally Posted by mixie View Post
|01-10-2013 05:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Zombaco View Post
Maybe I would suck less if I could think about it more? But then again I get out there a lot more then you sorry
Ive decided there's one answer to all of my snowboarding problems.
Get lower. Bend knees more.
|01-10-2013 04:28 PM|
Originally Posted by Bear5001 View Post
So a retraction of the front foot while initiating turns will help keep from nose diving, along with the normal dynamic riding is what you guys are telling me? I like the reference of jumping and one leg like an ollie, but instead of popping off like following through with it, I'm initiating my turn? How much is a rockered or a camber-rocker-camber hybrid going to help with this, compared to my current cambered board? I'm going to be demoing a few boards next week, so I'm curious what to expect. Although nature isn't going to help me with any pow.
And thanks for the help fellas
Here's what I was trying to conquer in the knee deep, riding down just about dead center - Dragon's Back at Mammoth
Photo thanks to Mammoth Snowman, and is about 2 weeks after I was there.
|01-10-2013 09:30 AM|
When we first learn to turn we do what we call up-unweighting or most extended at edge change. This means we ride across the hill in a flexed stance and extend (or get taller) to unweight the engaged edge enabling us to transfer to our new edge then get lower throughout the turn, to then rise again for the next edge change...
Later we start to play around with down-unweighting or most flexed at edge change. This means we are riding across the hill extended or tall, and we flex (aka bend our knees & ankles aka retract our legs) to unweight the edge enabling us to transfer to our new edge, we then extend through the turn, to flex again. What Snowolf was suggesting is a strong retraction at edge change. Meaning ride tall across the hill and suck your legs up to you to enable the edge change.
Watch some videos on down-unweighting or dynamic turns. This will explain this topic more, as there is a lot more to the timing of it. Such as changing your edge with the board traveling across the fall line, extend your legs laterally or across the hill, so that immediately after the apex (your board is just starting to turn across the hill) your most extended and you can begin flexing for your next turn.
Just some personal info, I ride a proto ctx 158, and I ride in centered in deep cascade concrete.
|01-10-2013 03:23 AM|
retraction means take the weight off the front.
or more like retract the foot or lift it up slighty
|01-10-2013 01:59 AM|
Can you (or anyone else) explain what you mean by front foot retraction? I haven't had many powder days in my short time I've been riding (this is my 3rd season, ridden 45 days overall). I did get some knee deep pow first day this season and was struggling through my turns, fore & aft movements, and kept nose diving. I'm on a true twin cambered board with my stance centered. I was going to move my bindings back next pow day, but if there's a different method, I'm all ears.
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