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Old 08-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello there

the title probs doesnt explain itself very well lol

i see people with both feet in there bindings and can move by as i can only describe as walking/running.... it looks great and easy to do once you can

problem is, i cant and am curious as to how? ive asked a couple and all i get is bounce from top to bottom. i either catch an edge and go flying or lose balance or run out of energy trying.

this is my 4th season and i find it embarressing i cant do it

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, what Mr Wolf said. Basically, its a series of alternating nose and tail presses. To get the forward movement you, for example, spring off your left leg and throw your right shoulder (and torso)UP AND FORWARD. It will also help if you try to pull your right knee up and try to stride forward as you throw your right shoulder (this helps to get more flex in the board for more spring). The net result of all this is that your board will leave the ground, rotate in mid-air and when you land, your right foot should in front of your left foot.

The next step is to keep this movement continuous. So following from that above, when you land, land with your right foot on the ground and into a press and almost instananeously throw your left shoulder UP AND FORWARD etc. And repeat. Needless to say if you dont land in a press and land with both feet on the ground or with a reasonably flat board, you kill the momentum, risk catching an edge and gotta start all over again.

Most probably, you are not going to get very much going at first, so even 1 or 2 steps is probably all ur going to get. But the key is quality and practise (like Mr Wolf mentioned). One more thing is that most people thing its just a "forward only movement with bending the board". To get the most out of it u have to be LEANING INTO A PRESS before u extend the pressed leg and throw ur torso UP AND FORWARD otherwise the power from the nose and tail rebounding do not assist you and u end up just trying to tug the board everywhere. It can be done, but its uglier and relatively ineffective. So remember to bend sideways and load the tip and tail by shifting ur weight before popping off.

Its easier to learn this on a lighter softer board, but once u get good at flexing and popping a board, u prefer something stiffer cos its actually easier in a board with more rebound to it.

Lastly, u need practise time. Try strapping in a good distance away from where ur going to start riding from so u can practise this movement before each run. Try also to end each run about 20 metres short of where you unstrap so u can practise this at the end of each run. Good Luck!
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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brilliant... will definateky give it a go, just looks funky and cool but i cant seem to do it lol

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Old 08-19-2010, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm trying to figure this one out as well. I've watched people doing it, and seen a couple of different techniques. Beside the ollie/nollie sequence that Snowwolf described, I've watched some who move their lower body like a pendulum -- they actually slide their board to the left until the left tip goes up, take a 'step', then slide the board to the right until the right tip comes up. Almost identical except there's no real attempt to bend and pop the board. Not sure if it works better, just it looks different.

My technique is to ollie/nollie two or three times, then fall over. I don't recommend it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually, the "sliding the board to the left until the left tip comes up..." bit IS an attempt to bend the board.

Some board are stiffer and you cannot butter or bend it around so easy, so to speak. When u slide ur board to the left, your body weight shifts over your right binding and into the nose/tail of the board, which in other words is a press. This movement is more "dynamic" in a sense because it requires more exaggerated lateral shift to really bend the board and loaded the nose/tail before making a forward motion. Softer boards, u can just basically bend it easy and charge forward without the exaggerated pressing movements.

Theres also some finer points to this to prevent urself from edge catching. Because of your forward motion, if u take a step forward and land on your toe edge straight away, you catch it and fall. So some people land slightly favouring the heel edge, lean into a press and when working towards popping off they roll forward to stick their toe edge into the ground for traction. Then they pop off before that toe edge really catches. Then they land on the opposite foot again slightly favouring heel side edge. And repeat. Its a subtle movement, but its very handy. I'm not sure how to describe this well. But if you 50-50 rails, and get on from the side, there is a subtle creeping on motion i.e. when u take off toe side you hit the rail catching it slightly heelwards before actually mountaing the rail full on so you dont slip off. Its something like that...
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've had 2 many beers to read the comments but the best and easist way to start learning this is to just do one end of the board a time, don't worry about trying to walk the board at first. You'll learn the swinging motion and body movement. Board control comes with time and experience, so don't get frustrated.
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i hope so..... it sounds easy and looks easy just have to put it into practise... will let you know how it goes when im next on the indoor slopes
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I use this, and then if I need to get going I'll also in a straight line press the front of the board, pop and then press the back of the board, pop, back and forth until I get enough rhythm and momentum to propel the snowboard over a ridge or past a flat spot. If you need to get up a slight slope the topic method is deffinetly the way to go.
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