Yeah, that's about it right there. About 60 days in you've developed the bad habit. Leaning on your back leg while your front leg is straight? You gotta spend the whole day on steeps with your body centered and you will eventually get used to it.
How steep are your slopes? Go steeper. I can't imagine tackling steeps in the back seat like that. You'll be on your ass the whole time.
Less bent, not straight. Straighter
. Nice idea on the steeps but I ride pretty much anything inbounds, just the wrong way as it turns out!
Old habits are tough to break.
Yeah, this is going to take some work (bad habits suck to break).
Was afraid you were going to say that...
On the bright side, took on board some of the hints and tips in this thread and made huge progress today (much quicker than I had hoped too), so thank you all!
I have avoided changing my stance for now as I'm riding ducky so I can improve my switch riding - it was doing this that highlighted the flaws in my regular riding, as is so often the case - so figured I'd try the rest first.
So, new boots are (almost) completely broken in. And to be honest that probably made the single biggest difference. Wearing a better fitting pair of boots immediately made improvements easier and lessened the flaw itself. Throughout the day I did a lot of one footing to get a feel for it, did the whole tea pot thing, actively pushed against the rear binding and really bent my knees in to it (so thank you in particular to Jason, Jed, Outlander and JML). Also made a point of, along with the "pushing against the rear binding", shifting my weight to what felt like more to the front and bending my front leg what felt like more than the back, which resulted in things actually being more balanced and even. That was stellar advice Outlander, nice one.
The more I did it the more it felt natural. Add in the new boots and I could feel the effect of my bindings more, my turns were naturally led by my front more than my back, and I spent the day smiling. Still not quite there, obviously, but felt like progress I actually enjoyed myself more on the mountain than I have for weeks. Kudos lads.
TL;DR - tried some shit, saw great improvements, thank you!