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Old 02-01-2008, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Folks,

I'm a newbie and I had a question about going strait. When Im going strait down the hill the board has a tendency to catch the sides. My questions is: when your going strait, are you going flat on the board or are you on an edge? Thanks

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Old 02-01-2008, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Should only be flat right before hitting a jump, ollieing, (and possibly buttering, I'm not sure). Other than that you should always try to keep some type of edge.
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I don't seem to have a problem riding a flat base on straight flat sections.
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Maybe I think I'm riding a flat base when I'm really riding on an extremely low edge angle?
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This thread have saved me ALOT of pain. The low edge angle was great info, as was the shoulder orientation. Just keeping my shoulders parallel with the board made a ton of difference! Thanks for the excellent tips.

I also detuned my tips which seemed to give me a tiny bit more leeway before a hard catch.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for your input! I'm going to work on that.
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