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Old 01-20-2011, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new snowboarder - 50 year old female. I haven't had any lessons and this is as far as I am on my learning curve. Can you point out any flaws or bad habits that I already have in these past few weeks and what I should work on?

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YouTube - critic my ride

The video is in HD - click on the 360 under the right hand corner of the video and switch it to 720HD and the video will be better.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try doing less s-turns and more carving.
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critique - yes, I know the you tube is misspelled - but the post on here is correct.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how do I go from less s-curves to "carving". Is that just making going from toe to heel edge quicker?
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i think if you do what you're doing now but just go a bit faster, you'll naturally start carving....

get used to feeling your edges carve into the snow instead of drift/skidding across it
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Great job so far and congrats for picking up a new sport. I'm just learning also so I can't give advice but I showed your vid to my wife for inspiration.

At the 2:11 mark in the video you get the board up on its edge nicely and you start to carve for a brief moment. If you look at the trail you leave behind the board you can see the difference compared to the other turns you make throughout the rest of the vid.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would work on dynamic skidded turns rather than actual carving. Skidded turns allow you to control speed throughout the turn rather than having to brake after you've already completed a turn.

Here's snowolf's video demonstrating and explaining dynamic skidded turns

YouTube - Dynamic Skidded Turns
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ur doing nice skidded turn. Just like all people who didnt take lesson ur doing few mistakes. Dont even think about carving , its another level of riding for now just stick with nice skidded turns like u did in video. Just few tips..your shoulders when ur doing toeside must be pointing to place, where u wanna go. Its common mistake that people wanna see where they are going and open up whole body. It happen few times in your vid. When u wanted to go toeside , your shoulders was still pointing down the hill and not to direction where u want travel( u completed turn with counter rotation which is very bad , common mistake for people who learning withtou lessons).So look over your shoulder when ur doing toeside. Your heelside turns was better because your shoulders was already in posisition for heelside turn. Remember to keep low , flexed ankles , knees and hips but back straight..especially in those heelside turns. Very important is weight on the front foot when ur initiating turn, without this U'll catch edge or complete turn with counter-rotation, which is very bad habit.

Its hard to give tips via forum , but I tried:P And most important tip..have fun , keep it up!

About carving...I see many people call carving something that isnt. When ur traversing hill just on your edge , then doing skidded turn , then again traversing on the edge...thats not carving.
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snowolf, do you do private lessons up on hood in winter, spring and summer? whats the charge per day?
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I do. The only thing though is I do not teach privately at Meadows. I work for Meadows and that is a conflict of interest. Timberline is the best since I buy a season pass there....
Do you have set days of the week you work there? If I were to sign up for lessons at Meadows (Thinking about taking advantage of the 3 day thing you guys have going) could I request being in a group you are instructing?
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