Carving on tracked trails
This is my first season snowboarding. I'm carving fine when I'm going fast, but I can't seem to carve well at a moderate pace. When I'm at the height of my turn (board pointed the furthest away from straight downhill), the little bumps always make me lose my balance. Like when I'm turning heelside, it seems a slight bump will make my board skid out from underneath me and I end up falling on my ass. This doesn't happen on powder or freshly groomed trails, only near the end of the day when the runs are tracked up. At first I thought my board was just too short (I'm 5'8, 180lbs, on a 154), but I can deal with the jitters when going straight downhill. It's just when I'm carving at more moderate speeds that I'm running into this problem. Am I simply leaning too far backward when I'm hellside (and vice versa toeside). Should I stand up more straight? Any tips? Should I try a longer board?