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cloud 02-19-2014 10:09 AM

Carving transition question
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I have some questions regarding transition during carving... I think I'm fairly sure I am carving for the most part but I see a "gap" during transitions if I look back at my lines... Is this supposed to be okay? or am I doing something incorrectly?

Here was my attempt at short carving turns... (another side question, am I actually doing short carving turns or am I just going from edge to edge...?)
My line is the one closest to the trees. You can clearly see the gaps in the transitions...

Thank you,

speedjason 02-19-2014 10:21 AM

well duh its where when you switch your edge.

mikemack03 02-19-2014 10:23 AM

I took a lesson in carving at my local resort and the first thing they told me was first learn dynamic turning, i can only assume this makes the transition to carving easier, but i really dont know as i am still trying to really sharpen my dynamic turns

cloud 02-19-2014 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by speedjason (Post 1554137)
well duh its where when you switch your edge.

yes... I know why I have gaps... :icon_scratch:

maybe my memory is wrong but I asked because I thought I've seen carving lines without gaps... a clear sharp "S" line

CassMT 02-19-2014 10:54 AM

if you pop a bit harder (unweight) out of the carve they will come closer together, those lines suggest there is a moment of flat before you rock up on the other it, and go faster

tonicusa 02-19-2014 11:05 AM

Nice Lines! Love seeing those.

jml22 02-19-2014 11:11 AM

Isn't it from not pressuring the back leg enough to finish the turn?

BigmountainVMD 02-19-2014 01:07 PM

Those are good short carve lines. You can see the transition best at the bottom turn. If you look closely, the lines are actually right next to each other (one ends as the other begins), indicating the transition zone is extremely close, if not immediate. You don't necessarily have to do that... you can still ride flat in your transition and still make S turns.

If you want to work on it more, start doing cross-under turns (vs. the cross-over turns you were doing) which will make your turns more S like.

This is an okay example of cross-under turns. You want to keep your body traveling in a straight line and rapidly carve the board underneath you by flexing and extending your knees, ankles and hips.

speedjason 02-19-2014 02:52 PM

ok I see what you mean now. I think you are probably a bit stiff on the board as a result, you are not moving the board rather than having the board tilt you from side to side. thats why your lines are far apart same width as your board.
I would kill to ride on snow like that to see what my carve lines look like.

poutanen 02-19-2014 03:00 PM

Those lines look good. Are you having fun? Not sure if you do this at all but I'd work on completing the turns more now. Round the S out more so that you're getting more perpendicular to the fall line on each turn.

I actually got a knee down the other day!!! :D

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