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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-29-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Knees getting tired

Hey. I'm new to snowboarding so I've been working on going down the hill on my backedge (front facing down the hill) and going left and right to control my speed. I find that this makes my knees really tired so much that after a few hours, I could only go down the hill backwards since my knees can't take it anymore.

Are my knees getting tired normal? Should I gain more strength throughout the season?

I'm worried that I'm using incorrect form and hurting myself in the process.

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Yes, if you are primarily riding heelside you will have problems with your knees doing to much work. Over time your body will build strength but I don't recommend just heelsiding or just toesiding it down the mountain. It is time for you to work on s-turns(i.e. switching edges). Learning how to s-turn if MUCH more effective and efficient then only riding one edge. It is probably time for a lesson to improve your riding.
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