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Old 01-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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For your buttering, what is your goal? It seems like you want to tail press to switch? Or just aren't countering the slope of the hill so you rotate.

If you want to spin 360, it helps to do a setup carve and carry the rotation through as you butter. You can then move to continuing to rotate around all the way down. I prefer a 360 or two, then 270 out.

Second thing, think more about shifting your hips back instead of your whole upper body. So you bring hips back, but keep the upper body straight. It helps to keep your balance and let's you get lower so you get more height but still be stable. This is even more important for a nose press down the hill. If your lead shoulder comes too far over the nose, you will probably crash.
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Hey Chomps, just to pull your chain a little more, Mt. Rainier doesn't have any lifts. You gotta hike for lines on her beautiful face.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Man, I need to go to Highlands. Can I cut through those trees if I wanted to or is it a complete clusterfuck of branches?

That run actually looks fun. Awesome on your switch man.
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Man, I need to go to Highlands. Can I cut through those trees if I wanted to or is it a complete clusterfuck of branches?...
There are a few places you can get into the trees. It's not thinned or anything as far as I can tell, but you can see paths that other people have tracked thru them. I think you'd be able to manage! Plus, I'm guessing you'd really like the boarderX trail they've got now!

If they get a ton of L.E. this week, I might be up for an overnighter this weekend. (...That is if you don't mind sharing a ride with a Creepy Old Guy in his "MolestO'Mobile!"!)
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Man, I need to go to Highlands. Can I cut through those trees if I wanted to or is it a complete clusterfuck of branches?

That run actually looks fun. Awesome on your switch man.
He took MacGully then a cat track to the black K2. The cat track is basically uphill and you need to carry speed to get to K2. Those trees aren't rideable if you intend on hitting K2.

On the way down MacGully though there's a large hip you'd love to hit that still allows you to get the cat track to K2 and Olympic.
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Here's another taste from this last weekend @ Highlands. Got a little switch & some decent butters on this one!

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...I like to use some arm motion as a counterweight. On my toeside I point them out towards the slope to get shift my weight further off centre (and if I hit rough terrain I can pull them back in to regain my balance), and then on my heelside I bring them in closer to my body. Kind of like thrusting movements! Ha! ...
Hey Poutanen,.. I tried a little of what you were suggesting here my last couple of trips out. Turns out when I'm not "thinking about it," ...not on camera consciously focusing on trying to avoid the Mystery Date look! Seems I already do pretty much what you were talking about. Maybe not quite as pronounced as all that, but I did notice, almost by accident, that when I'm on a really fast (...fast for me anyway,) run My arms are moving a bit fore & aft in my turns & heel/toe transitions. Acting as a counter weight/balance sort of thing just like you mentioned.

So,.. "Slap My Ass & call me Spanky!!!" I guess I DO ride "Disco Style" after all!!!

...now just gotta work on Carving & not "SKarving!"

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...I didn't notice it when I edited or posted the vid clip on pg. 2 of this thread, but if you pay attention to my shadow on the steep groomed run, you can tell that I'm using my arms just as you described!!!
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Hmm...

I keep my arms pretty quite when riding. I dunno, did you notice much movement from my arms when I ride Chomps?

You have to chase cam me one of these days Chomps. I've never had formal lessens. Would be nice to get some critique from Snowolf to see if there's any basics I need to polish up.
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Hmm...

I keep my arms pretty quite when riding. I dunno, did you notice much movement from my arms when I ride Chomps?
...Are you Joking?? I leave the top before you & you guy's
still beat me to the bottom!!!! I don't even see you go by half the time! How'my gonna see what your arms are doing???
Seriously, The crap we've been riding around here,.. with such flat light, I'm focused so much on the terrain in front of me, that I haven't really noticed much about your technique! I'll try to remember to pay attention next time we ride tho! (...although I Do have a perfect mental picture of the "Superman" you pulled yesterday!!!!)


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Hey, absolutely!! That's no problem at all!
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That was actually one of the more fun crashes I've had.

The other one was on a steeper run, I forget where, but I slid backwards as I put my hands behind my head in a relaxed position.

No point in fighting it when you are sliding a steep section
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