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Old 03-31-2015, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new on here... so I just went snowboarding the last weekend with a friend and I finally got have a video of me going down one entire run. I've been snowboarding a few times this season- just picked it back up last year after 10 years of no snowboarding. So I'm pretty much back to square 1.

I know I'm just drifting around and not really carving. My knees to be more bent and get on my edges. I am more comfortable going on my heel side but I have confidence issues on going toe side. Any suggestions? Thank you.


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Old 04-01-2015, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome back to the addiction. You are abit stiff, static, riding with weight in the middle of the board and rotated open. Loosen up, squat up and down, get on the nose to initiate turns and close your shoulders and get in the box. But you will pick it up quickly.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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so I just went snowboarding the last weekend with a friend and I finally got have a video of me going down one entire run. I've been snowboarding a few times this season- just picked it back up last year after 10 years of no snowboarding. So I'm pretty much back to square 1.
I wish I was that good after a few days. Square one...no way.. you got this. Nice come back.

I would suggest either pointing your back or right hand to the tail of your board or grab your back leg pants some where high up. This will quite your arm from moving around yet keep you stable and in an athletic stance. Not all straight standing like a robot. This will help your turns.

You will be back carving in no time. Looks like a perfect run for getting back onto the board. Nice and long and open.
Keep us posted
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Thanks everyone. I dabbled in a quite bit of snowboarding high school where I stopped 10 years ago but obviously not enough. I skied my whole life and am a way way better skier than snowboarder. I was self-taught to snowboard. I watched my brother snowboard growing up and would practice on a small slope in my backyard.

I have a hard time trusting my board 100%. I'm only there maybe 70% with trusting my board. I think it is partially because I just bought it 3 trips prior to this video. I guess my fear is more of will I catch an edge and fall? Will I get hurt if I fall? I don't have the confidence to ride down a blue or black because of that- the fear of catching an edge and fall down badly. I mostly either brake or do the falling leaf down these runs. I know I do need to get more dynamic and if I correct all these issues I'll be having no problems.

This coming weekend, I'll be going on my last trip to snowboard. I will try to get my friend to do a video and post it to compare if I have improved or not.
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generally if you turn from the nose and have weight on your nose and enough speed to complete the turn...you won't catch an edge. did this for another formite...here ya go for a bit of review.

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generally if you turn from the nose and have weight on your nose and enough speed to complete the turn...you won't catch an edge. did this for another formite...here ya go for a bit of review.

Yeah I've seen that video but the issue is that I don't even understand what he's saying. The reason why I can't understand- I'm deaf. Quite difficult to follow what he's saying though.

speed is one of my issues- I can gain speed but I'm scared to so in general, I normally brake before I go too fast beyond my comfort zone.
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I'm deaf. Quite difficult to follow what he's saying though.

speed is one of my issues- I can gain speed but I'm scared to so in general, I normally brake before I go too fast beyond my comfort zone.
Got to do some errands...but later to day will try to some transcribing and noting the time on the vid.
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What worked for me was when transitioning to a toe side turn, use your knee and point your knee towards the direction you want to go. In turn, if you knee points one way, your shoulders will follow you. Push your knee down and towards the toe side turn but please make sure you bend your knees more or else you will go flying on an uneven surface. Imagine if your knee is a joystick. Whatever way you point with your knee, the board will go that way.

I think you also have an opened left shoulder. To eliminate this try keep your right hand parallel to your body and towards the tail of the board.
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My issue is that when I do go on my toes, I feel like I'm going to trip over-- again that's the fear so I don't do toe side very well as well i do on my heels. I keep forgetting to bend my knees. I know- super important when it comes to snowboarding but old habits die hard. I've developed a nasty habit of keeping my legs straight while snowboarding.

Also... how can I stop having to brake midway down? I always brake because I want to slow down my speed. How do I reduce my speed without of having to brake?
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Speed check turns. Looks like to me you just need to ride more. The more you ride the more confident you will become and the rest will fall into place. Also a one on one lesson could do you some real good.
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