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Old 02-02-2010, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Butter Tips please (my 1st post)

Hopefully this is a good place to post this sort of topic. So, I just recently bought a park pickle and spent my 2nd day riding it today. Lovin it already!!! I have noticed the ease in which I have been able to butter with this board compared to the NS Heritage I have been riding since the beginning of this season. I am still in the learning phases of buttering and havent gotten into buttering into jumps yet. I pretty much been turning into switch, doing a fakie nose press and using the momentum from the turn to keep spinning the butter. I find thats the easiest way to into spinning while buttering. does anyone got any tips on improving butters, leaning more/less? Certain angles I find make butters alot easier. Is there anything I should be doing to my edges to keep from hanging up in the snow? I have never detuned my edges in the 11yrs I been riding. I have been thinking of detuning my edges in hopes of dedicating myself to riding more park the rest of the season. Is there any concerns with detuning the Magna Traction style edges on my board? Also, havent ever noticed getting hung up on rails being a problem and I have spent a couple seasons where I would spend 80% plus of my time in the park. Do I really need to detune my edges, will it affect riding the groomers and powder enough to hurt my riding abilities?

Thanks for all the help, Sorry for the length of my first post, just had a few ?'s needed some good experienced help on.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Grats on the pickle, bet that thing rips. I've been practicing my butters like a mad man. Riding hard, tryin to butter anything I can. I started buttering the exact same way, going switch to a heel side turn pressing my right foot and using the momentum to keep the spin going. I've been doing the front 1 to switch tail press, then a back 1 out, which is quite easy and the last back one is right there (it practically does it for you). Buttering is a advanced technique and you have to know what your doing on your board/edges before your spinning down the mountian. Try connecting presses, like a front 1 into a tail press, back 1 to a nose. From there youll get the 3's out of the presses to more fluent butters, make you look at steezy n stuff. The biggest tip I can give, is to just practice.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ezkimo View Post
Buttering is a advanced technique and you have to know what your doing on your board/edges before your spinning down the mountian.

No worries about me being able to ride. Like I said, been riding fer 11 years this season. Spent years riding back country, years in the park and years just shredding everything I can find. Got switch down, half way decent in the park, though a ride with my GF alot and dont get into the park as much as I would like anymore. I have been really getting into buttering down the groomers when i find myself getting bored. Did you bevel your edges at all? I wanted to know if that makes a difference. Also, from the way you describe your butter, is that you are doing a 180 ito a fakie nose press and popping a 180 out, is that correct? I do those type tricks on butter boxes sometimes. Didnt know if I could consider that A butter. Hmm, well, if you got any other tips or any unique buttering tricks to do on groomers, would love to try em out.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd try to focus on flexing the board more so than leaning back. Also, try to keep your head perpendicular to the slope angle, i.e. not tilted up or down. When your head tilts off axis, things can get a little squirrely if you're just starting out.
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