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Old 04-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, here in colorado.. i've concentrated a lot on my one foot in binding skating because even a lot of boarders that shred seem to struggle with skating.. there is a path from the resort I'm at.. and at the end it merges with a run that ends in a decently steep grade.. I was curious if it was stupid to snap in bindings to get down it.. or if just one foot in would be viable for control to the bottom?

Just curious, if it's possible I guess I just need like someone to tell me it can be done.. I'd hate to thrash myself on something stupid.

Just seems like I could probably lose control and break a leg pretty easily with only one foot in?
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, its possible. I've ridden whole runs with the back binding out just for fun. Its defenitly hard, but if you have a good stomp pad it's not very hard. You turns are going to be very skidded so just watch out to make sure that you don't gain to much speed. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, then just take a second and strap in
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I should probably strap in for sure then, I definitely don't have a stomp pad to keep my foot in place.. yikes.
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Plus if you do fall you've got this long lever sticking out in one direction fixed rigidly to your foot, puts a TON of leverage on your ankle and knee...that's why Ski bindings release, to cut down on broken legs and joints.
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Was at Vail that other day and a guy blew by me on a catwalk, with only his front foot strapped in..... Talking like going probably 15-20mph with 1 foot unstrapped.

I can skate, but dam
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Anytime I drop anything off the lift (like my cell phone with my girlfriend still talking) or need to get somewhere in a hurry I don't bother strapping in. Riding fast one footed isn't too tough, I think there's more of a mental block/fear more than anything that holds people back.

To BlindK, I don't use a stomp pad on my park board, just push your foot against the back binding.
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Lol i'm going to try.. and get hurt you dicks lol
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Lol i'm going to try.. and get hurt you dicks lol
hahaha thats the only way your gonna learn!
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Oh ya, I only skate short distances.... I'm not willing to risk my season with skating long distances.
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Practice going slow and stopping. That should help you quite a bit.

Twisted ankles suck pretty bad so don't get too confident

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