pushing- infront or behind? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mrjimyjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 266
Question pushing- infront or behind?

ok so im a relatively new rider and poster here and im wondering whether you guys push behind or in front of your board (i mean when you have your front foot strapped in and your pushing along with your back foot) Most people at my local "mountain" push behind their board and when i try it it feels much more comfortable than pushing infront, but i have to push 50 pushes behind to go the same distance as 25 infront... thanks guys
__________________
T9 MFM pro (10)
Raiden strike (11)
Celsius Cirrus (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokehaus View Post
Snowolf and I have came to an agreement that it was for sure Poutanen's fault. I vote for one year of probation and being forced to ride skis til death.
mrjimyjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Junction of 84 and 35
Posts: 1,025
Default

I push to match the terrain if I need to engage an edge, so toe or heel in this case.

Having said the above, I try and teach to push heel side as often as possible because it allows you body to be in a neutral alignment, unlike pushing toe side that causes a rotation of the body in relation to the board.
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjimyjohn View Post
i have to push 50 pushes behind to go the same distance as 25 infront...
this should answer your question
fatboyj711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Official SBF Blogger
 
david_z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
Posts: 3,388
Blog Entries: 5
Default

I push in front 99% of the time probably and that seems to be what most people around here do, but we're just midwest gapers so YMMV. My wife pushes from behind. It just looks funny to me, like pushing mongo on a skateboard.
__________________

Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 48

Mt. Brighton - 13
Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
david_z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 12:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BliND KiNK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Omaha, Nebraska (for now)
Posts: 729
Default

I usually only need like one push behind.. and then i put my foot on the board and coast... kick push kick push coooaaaast... and away we go... until we hit the patch of ice instead of the snow... and then we... fall... ow.
__________________
I wanted a sig, but I need a job first.
BliND KiNK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
twin89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 842
Default

i push "behind" (on my heelside) im pretty sure it is safer to do in regards to injury, and most people i see push behind.
__________________
Too Fast!
twin89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 01:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,610
Default

I push in front, glide and repeat as necessary. Pushing from the heel side just seems weird for me...maybe something I carried over from my skateboarding days.
DC5R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 02:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,537
Blog Entries: 214
Default

I'd bet this is as much a personal preference as goofy/regular, and for probably the same reasons.

I push heelside, and I wish I was a toesider because the highback on my Flow binding keeps getting in the way.
__________________

I hate the parts between winter
Donutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mrjimyjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 266
Default

thanks guys i love the quick replies on this forum usually i dont give a fuck what people care about me but after i noticed that 90% of the people i see push behind i didnt wanna seem like a gaper....
__________________
T9 MFM pro (10)
Raiden strike (11)
Celsius Cirrus (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokehaus View Post
Snowolf and I have came to an agreement that it was for sure Poutanen's fault. I vote for one year of probation and being forced to ride skis til death.
mrjimyjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 06:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BliND KiNK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Omaha, Nebraska (for now)
Posts: 729
Default

haha it's just personal preference.. of all the things people have said to me... it's never been about how I skated.. except when I fall... which is relatively often because I can have my weight all on my front foot... and sometimes it just wants to be goofy..
__________________
I wanted a sig, but I need a job first.
BliND KiNK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums