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question about stopping

So I took my first snowboarding lesson last week and I have my next one this thursday. I plan on getting out early so I can practice the things we learned last time. I really want to be able to make it down the mountain by my last lesson.

Anyhow, I am ok at the going part. I can do the healside and towside jturns and I can slide comfortably regular or goofy but I am having a problem going to fast. This leads me to falling a lot instead of plowing over the 6 year old kids on the bunny hill.

My problem is that the board is going pretty fast and when I try to get on my edge to slow down I end up just switching from goofy to regular then I try it again and the board flips again. All the time I am picking up speed going down the hill.

I don't know if that makes much sense but if you have any tips on stopping or slowing down it would be appreciated.
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Make a j-turn and apply even pressure to both feet as you 'push' against the snow. Apply the right amount of lean (more lean = faster stop).


I guess it's more of a bump than ground-shattering advice. Just keep practicing!
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Make a j-turn and apply even pressure to both feet as you 'push' against the snow. Apply the right amount of lean (more lean = faster stop).


I guess it's more of a bump than ground-shattering advice. Just keep practicing!
Anything can help. Snowboarding was lots of fun but I imagine its more fun when you fall less.
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I plan on getting out early so I can practice the things we learned last time.
Your already doing 99% of the work.
Practice.

Nobody can tell you how to get over the speed sensation of going down the fall line or carving back and forth across it. Its just something you gain over time.

Just practice doing big sweeping turns across the run. As you get more confident start tightning up your turns ...start turning half way across the run..then a quarter..until your carving more or less straight down the hill.

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Your already doing 99% of the work.
Practice.

Nobody can tell you how to get over the speed sensation of going down the fall line or carving back and forth across it. Its just something you gain over time.

Just practice doing big sweeping turns across the run. As you get more confident start tightning up your turns ...start turning half way across the run..then a quarter..until your carving more or less straight down the hill.
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keep in mind when you get a bit panicked you stiffen up....keep your legs bent and ass out when your on your heel edge....practice makes perfect.....


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thanks guys.
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Practice.... but beyond that, putting more weight on the downhill leg when you turn and leaving that weight there will keep your board from doing a 180 at low speed.... if you moderate the pressure on your edge then you should end up doing a cross-slope traverse.

Practice is the best solution, though. Don't think too hard about it... your brain will figure it out soon enough without your help if you put in enough time.
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lol great advice man....I think that is why I have a hard time explaining what to do.....I don't think about what I am doing my body just reacts.....


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