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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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What others have said covers the main points -- straight legs, not turning with the nose of the board, etc. Another common issue with noobs is not using much edge. Slyder mentioned it but it bears repeating. You may feel like you've got your board up on a 45 degree angle but the edge is actually maybe an inch off the snow. To correct this, find a spot on the hill with some space and start working on really purposely getting up on your edges. Do some deep S-carves heel and toe. You'll get a feel for what real edging feels like and you'll be less likely to just slide back and forth.
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