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Turning toe edge

So I've been snowboarding for probably 5 or 6 years and when I started I formed the terrible habit of being scared to turn on my toe edge, I always felt like I was gonna lose control and fall. This past winter I was trying to break the habit and learn to turn on my toe edge and I ended up catching my toe edge and falling and breaking my collar bone. I was just wondering how I could start to learn to turn toe edge the correct way, because obviously I haven't been too successful... Thanks ☺️
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that sucks. glad you are feeling better and want to try again. i would not ask the internet, and take a lesson. will be well worth it!
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Do you have an issue with toe over hang? Are you using both feet or ruddering in on your back foot? Do you mostly fall on your chest or back? When I first started my problem was not trusting myself, I would stay flat and would catch a back edge and slam onto my back...I do agree with the lessons comment.

Sucks about the collarbone.

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You need to take a lesson. The only real way to diagnose the problem is by working with somebody that will tell you immediately what not to do and what to do.
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How many days have you been riding in these 5 years? Ever had a lesson? You're talking about a basic toe edge turn or - dunno - some kind of trick? What board, your stats? (no pun intendet, just asking to get the right perception)


I really thought quicksand was going to be a much bigger issue in my life when I was little

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Yup! If you're serious about fixing the issue? Lessons with someone who can diagnose and give you instant feedback is the only way to get it corrected.

Hope the collar bone is better! You might consider some protective gear as well. It might help with your fear and confidence problems during the lessons.

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So I've been snowboarding for probably 5 or 6 years and when I started I formed the terrible habit of being scared to turn on my toe edge, I always felt like I was gonna lose control and fall. This past winter I was trying to break the habit and learn to turn on my toe edge and I ended up catching my toe edge and falling and breaking my collar bone. I was just wondering how I could start to learn to turn toe edge the correct way, because obviously I haven't been too successful... Thanks ☺️
I feel like sayin' "no way that's impossible"

But I rode with a chic last year, that made my brain hurt.

She just refused to even try.

I tried to explain to her.

You are not snowboarding

You are sliding, down the hill, standing awkwardly, on a sled.

what a fuckin' waste of time & money


One of my ex girlfriends, did the same thing the first time we went together.



Here how it works.
Pretend we are there right now.

K ready? Go do it. Right now, come on let's go.

Ya, you might wipe out a couple times so make sure you stay going slow.

See look you got it, yeah. This is awesome, now we can ride together.

Hey, what's this in my pocket?



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Then I am so close to immortality

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I feel like sayin' "no way that's impossible"
Oh, this well can be possible. I've been there. Scratch the collarbone thing and the post could have been written by me - if there would have been something like internet back then Not capable to link 4 turns in a row after "3 years", continuously faceplanting

We don't know the background yet... If she's only riding two times a year? If she had lessons and would know how to turn but is just afraid, or if she doesn't actually know how to proper turn? If she's riding a set completely unsuitable for a beginner?


I really thought quicksand was going to be a much bigger issue in my life when I was little
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when I started I formed the terrible habit of being scared to turn on my toe edge, I always felt like I was gonna lose control and fall.
You answered yourself right there mate, commit to learning it. A lesson will help get your head around the science of it all. You aren't alone in the sense of losing control and falling, we have all been there in some way or another. as for getting injured you where just unlucky. Better luck next time.
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you also should be doing simple "J-turns" on the bunny hill just to get used to the feeling.
I agree, take a lesson. The $50ish is way less expensive than another trip to the hospital. It will only take an hour of your day, leaving you the rest of the day to enjoy and work on your new skill. Especially if you catch the very 1st morning class. Hell the slopes are still dead with everyone getting gear, passes and groups together.

Plus take a peek at some videos. It doesn't replace time on the snow, but I'm a very visual learner. I see I copy. Videos help me a lot.

Corny guy but pretty good instruction (some may disagree but basics are here)
There are more just try Google
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