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heel edge chatter - what technique to smooth it out?

When I try to carve with my heel side on steeper runs, I tend to have heel chatter where as my toe turns are always smooth.

My heel side tend to traverse more or less on 45 degree towards the fall line instead of a nice arc.
How do I smooth our my heel turns and what could I be doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.
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What angle are your highbacks set at? Getting a little more angle from your highbacks would help that heelside edge dig in and be less prone to slipping out and chattering.
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What angle are your highbacks set at? Getting a little more angle from your highbacks would help that heelside edge dig in and be less prone to slipping out and chattering.

My highbacks are set flat - no angle.
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Bend your knees?

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You sure you're in a carve and not side slipping more than you think?

Maybe you're too far forward?
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Bend your knees man.
Try doing grab turns to improve that
Andd grab turns look so dumb if your watching it, but it just might work for yah
When your on your heel edge, grab your toe edge with your hands
And when your on your toe edge, your supposed to grab your heel edge but its pretty much impossible to do, so just grab onto your highbacks.

Hope that works!
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You sure you're in a carve and not side slipping more than you think?

Maybe you're too far forward?
Bingo! I think I'm side slipping.

If it's green flat run, I can carve a thin line on my heel edge. But when it gets choppy and steep, I start side slipping. Any suggestion as to improving my technique?

Yes. I bent my knees.
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What's the word on your board? Edges shit?

Bataleons can have the issue your talking about

And you may not be bending your knees enough bud

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I'll go with everyone else and say bend your knees more and really get down over your board. If your knees are bent and over your board you should be holding your edge really well and making a single line. What board and size are you?
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Bend your knees?
that is 100% your solution there
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