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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 12:26 AM
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If your back foot is sliding out then you have too much weight on it. Keep your weight evenly distributed and move from one turn to the next so that you are not flat on the snow any more than necessary.

You need to concentrate on two things, staying in the centre of the board number one, and think ahead so that you have your next couple of turns worked out well in advance. That will help to deal with the leaning uphill thing that earl je was talking about.
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Try to keep most of your weight on the lead foot. This will make the rear sort of "loose" like the fin end of a dart...and it will help it remain straight even when flat basing straight downhill. Of course this means that you would have to have good balance on the lead foot. This will also help prevent your rear from swinging too far forward when you are skidding...if I'm understanding your problem correctly.

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in addition to everything else everyone has said..

maybe your board is too stiff?

when I first started I had a ridiculously stiff board with what seemed like no torsional flex, I was constantly catching edges and I couldn't even get close to linking turns. Plus I had step in bindings. My dad got me that board from the salvation army (yeah, it was a real bad set up)

but anyway, that might be something to look at...try riding some friends boards and see if that helps at all
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All good replies, one thing I think is missing is the panic factor. Our brains tend to race in panic situations, and the results aren't always good, wrist injuries are a perfect example of this. As Snowolf said, a board is more sensitive at higher speeds. With the board getting twitchy, your fast movements to try to get out of the situation (the tail coming out) can cause an edge catch as well. Don't even try going fast at this point, get the basic turning movements down first and get comfortable with the correct edge to edge work. Ride a mellow slope, stay out of really bumpy-choppy snow for now and just work on the basics.
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Practice!!
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The falling leaf is also another good edge awareness drill
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