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Old 01-19-2008, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i cant get them down, even with practice. I try them on boxes more, becase thats wat i prefer, i dont really like rails. A fun trick that i have down is fakie 50-50 grind to a fs 180, esecially on boxes with a dropoff
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Detune your edges and go with a flat base. So many times I've seen people lean onto their heelside edge (the natural tendancy) and then their board slips right out from underneathe them and they fall and their arse. I've done this plenty of times before I got the hang of it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i'll try it. But i have never detuned my edges before, so how do i do it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you need a file smooth, a stone coarse and smooth.

ok de-tunning an edge means to take some of the agressivness off it. the greater the angle(closer to 90) on your side edge, means it will be less aggresive and a little less respnsive.

a lesser angle on you base edge(closer to 0) will do the same.

so what you have to do is first remove all burrs and nicks to the edge(coarse stone), then work on taking the edge in slightly by making it more vertical with the board. but be carfull not to cause serious damage to your board. If you havent ever tuned your boared be carful. (do all shaping with the smooth file)

or if you have one of those handy tools it helps as well.

at any rate, get the edge uniformialy the same degree. then using the smooth stone clan the edge up and make it nice and pretty.

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No need to make a new thread....

Okay so I have 50/50s pretty down packed and I tried a few boardslides (facing toward the end, frontsized I think?) but I couldn't really seem to land them. Any advice?
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No need to make a new thread....

Okay so I have 50/50s pretty down packed and I tried a few boardslides (facing toward the end, frontsized I think?) but I couldn't really seem to land them. Any advice?
Backside: when you are sliding in the direction that you would be if you were walking forward.
Frontside: when you slide the way you would be if you were walking backwards.

The names for these are counter-intuative, as it seems like they should be reversed. but, there is a logic behind it. The reason they are named as such comes from how you turn out of them. When you are doing a backside railslide, you have to turn 90 degress, BACKSIDE, at the end in order to start going forward again. Hence, a "backside railside." Likewise with frontside. Snowboarding stole its terms from skateboarding, who stole it from surfing. So blame the surfers for making up the weirdness.

As for advice on how to land them, where are you run into trouble? siding? dismount? etc?
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Somewhere between dismounting and hitting the snow again, not exactly sure.
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Somewhere between dismounting and hitting the snow again, not exactly sure.
Falling foward, back, or to the sides (and if side, which one)?
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just have a question for the OP. If you can barely heelside turn, what are you doing in the park?
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Falling foward, back, or to the sides (and if side, which one)?
I'll let you know wednesday night after I get back from ski club. But till then, any general tips lol?
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