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Old 01-07-2011, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Couple of questions on form, FS, etc.

So I got my k2 www rocker... woo!...

The hill was really hardpacked ice today... so please tell me thats why I felt so out of my element on that board.. or does going from a stiff board to a noodle take a while to get used to? any tips?

Also.. I think with frontside spins... I can't force myself to jump off my heels.... any tips on that.. I've got backside down clear but frontside just throws me off... thanks.!
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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oh the love of park boards on ice. I got a rome artifact and on icy days its impossible to put any form of pressure on your edge if its on ice. also when you first step on a noodle the only thing that feels different is its a bit less stable when your pressing a hard edge and presses will be easier
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You can also spin frontside off toes. Thats how i nailed my first FS 540 found it a lot easier and comfortable and it looks better too.
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I only have this to contribute to this discussion:

K2 WWW blows on ice.

The only park boards I have ridden that perform well on ice are Magnetraction boards.
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good to know lol, thx all
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Soft boards in general are bad on edges compared to stiff boards given all other things equal. And to a certain extent, you may find you're skidding a lot more with a noddle board and carving a lot more with the stiff board. And when you go "fast", a noddle board becomes pretty unstable.
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My first time out on my new set up was on solid ice and it was a nightmare to get use to my first few runs.. I hated my new board that day. Took it out 4 more times that same week and loved it. Give it another go. You'll feel way more comfortable in no time.



MUTAAH... how do you spin frontside off your toes... just wondering.
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I prefer spinning frontside off my toes for the smaller spins (1s and 3s) since the quick edge change to the heel for the extra kick isn't necessary. This probably stems from me prefering to spin backside, in which case I'm leaving off my toes as well.
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I might as well make myself comfortable with jumping off the heels.... I think the problem is when I go FS I always ALWAYS catch my toe edge and have to correct... doing BS all day perfect.. .I can even land in presses and stuff... I think a lot of the problem is that I'm scared to ride switch... because I suck... but when I go BS I can correct to goofy as soon as I land the 1' ...


Speaking of which, yeah I hated my WWW... but today I took it into the pow pow and holy shit... I AM IN LOVE with this board... except it gets dinged up like a motherfucker.... but I've never been cheered from the chairlift so much... from conquering pow to tail pressing natural table tops... .it was pretty bad ass... and I got my carving down with it as well.. it looks like I'm trying to bone the ground I have to lean over so much to get crisp carves XD
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So I got my k2 www rocker... woo!...

The hill was really hardpacked ice today... so please tell me thats why I felt so out of my element on that board.. or does going from a stiff board to a noodle take a while to get used to? any tips?

Also.. I think with frontside spins... I can't force myself to jump off my heels.... any tips on that.. I've got backside down clear but frontside just throws me off... thanks.!

A soft board will always be terrible on ice as compared to a stiffer one...add the rocker feature and then ur traction is really impaired as compared to a camber. You have to remember that when ur riding on a rocker, your weight is fighting against the boards natural concave shape so therefore your edges have the tendency to lift up and not grip the surface. On a cambered board, its the opposite. Your weight pushes down on the boards convex shape and actually once u start engaging edge to edge, the board flexes to a rocker shape, so with all those forces applied, the edges are pressing harder on the surface and as a result u have more control and stability.


dont get discouraged with the boards performance just yet...just wait til you get more snow on the ground, and once u get the feel of ur new board, you will become more comfortable riding over ice as well
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