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Old 12-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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Old 12-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I couldnt figure it out T.T
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You should.be straight lining that whole run.
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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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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