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Menthos 12-05-2013 10:04 AM

First day in Vail! Need critique
 
First post ever.

Started riding this season, was my 6th time up in the mountains riding and my first day in Vail.
Got a GoPro on Black Friday and took a video-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmvMN8QZOIE

Beautiful run and there are like no people around.

What can I do better with my riding?

wrathfuldeity 12-05-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Menthos (Post 1309001)
First post ever.

Started riding this season, was my 6th time up in the mountains riding and my first day in Vail.
Got a GoPro on Black Friday and took a video-



Beautiful run and there are like no people around.

What can I do better with my riding?

fixed for ya

Menthos 12-05-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 1309161)
fixed for ya

Thanks! I couldnt figure it out T.T

Argo 12-05-2013 03:49 PM

You should.be straight lining that whole run.

linvillegorge 12-05-2013 04:19 PM

Looking good for only 6 days! But, I would encourage you to go get a lesson. You're developing a very bad habit referred to as "ruddering". Instead of initiating your turn with your front foot, you're steering with your rear foot. You can ride that way and even become a pretty good rider ruddering, but you'll never have the control over your board that you should have initiating your turns that way and when you get tired, it might lead to some edge catches and nasty slams.

trapper 12-05-2013 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 1310697)
Looking good for only 6 days! But, I would encourage you to go get a lesson. You're developing a very bad habit referred to as "ruddering". Instead of initiating your turn with your front foot, you're steering with your rear foot. You can ride that way and even become a pretty good rider ruddering, but you'll never have the control over your board that you should have initiating your turns that way and when you get tired, it might lead to some edge catches and nasty slams.

I was going to suggest he was doing this, but I'm not experienced enough to offer advice.

I rode with an instructor and he fixed this exact problem for me in two runs. I was only doing it toeside, but I was still amazed in how quickly and easily I solved that by taking a couple laps with him. I otherwise might have spent another whole season doing this. It is simply amazing how much more efficient turning is when you learn to use that front foot properly.

Menthos 12-05-2013 11:06 PM

Thanks for the feedback!

I agree that I am kicking my back foot out too much. This is the beauty of filming yourself, you get to see exactly how your riding looks and then you can compare it to other riders that are better than you and make adjustments from there.

Going up to Keystone this weekend and I am going to do a lesson for sure. Keystone had a pretty solid offer of unlimited season group lessons for $230. One of the best investments I've made. Later on in the season a single group lessons translates into around 100 bucks.

snowklinger 12-06-2013 12:30 AM

props to you for not showing us a video of you holding a stick with a camera on it.

not bad for 6 days.

1. ride more

2. don't let that camera interfere with your riding (we see it every day on the hill, its so silly), so far looks good. Too many gopro hobbyists with very little snowsliding ablity running around making their own personal documentary of fail, and we expect better from you.

now go getem tiger!


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