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Pljudson 01-21-2014 10:51 AM

I've been snowboarding for about 11 years (average 2 times a week during the season) and I have recently started doing boardercross. The courses seem really icy and its hard for me to hold an edge through the turns. I am really strong at the start and through rollers but once the turns start coming i start to lose speed even when i feel like I am making a good turn. I havnt really tuned my board in like a year but I dont really think that is responsible for the 4 second delay i have on some people down a 40 second course. I am a really advanced boarder but carrying my speed through turns and keeping my edge seems impossible.

BurtonAvenger 01-21-2014 10:55 AM

You're an advanced boarder and yet you don't think tuning your board will matter in the turns? BX is all about edge control and maintaining speed.

bseracka 01-21-2014 11:01 AM

Proper form, sharp edges, correct bevel, long effective edge, stiff board and wax; you'll want to make sure you have these. Yes, losing speed in turns while not that much each time will add up over the course. Lost momentum can never be regained and will cause all subsequent actions to happen slower than they would have, if the momentum had been maintained.

Argo 01-21-2014 11:11 AM

1)make sure your on a stiffer cambered deck. Do not race on an rockered deck or hybrid deck. You want edge hold and camber is king at this.

2) go to a good tune shop and ask for a race specific tune, even ask around to some competitors to see where they are going. Edge hold is king.

3) Practice running gates on a slalom or gs course, hold your edge, no skidded turns. Edge hold is king.

CassMT 01-21-2014 11:11 AM

{insert here} more reassurance for what you already know

Lamps 01-21-2014 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 1456233)
You're an advanced boarder and yet you don't think tuning your board will matter in the turns? BX is all about edge control and maintaining speed.

Time to buy some files....

speedjason 01-21-2014 12:51 PM

its like autocross you show up with crap tires and thinking its not the tires.:icon_scratch:
but man I would like to do some BX. sounds so fun.

poutanen 01-21-2014 02:26 PM

Are the other guys riding dedicated BX boards, or are they on traditional equipment?

Do you train at all?

So many factors...

NZRide 01-21-2014 02:49 PM

Sorry but if you don't think tuning your board is important for competitive racing, then you should give up now. Complaining about loosing on an icy course when you haven't touched your edges in a year!!! haha cmon is this a troll job?
Edges and wax, racing 101.
Wont even start talking about BX techniques, since you failed the 101 course so miserably.

BoardWalk 01-21-2014 02:54 PM

So nobody is going to throw out the "Try trying harder" advice?

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