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Old 01-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Snowolf, thanks for your post and advice. I'm the 50 year old female new snowboarder. I will admit I was really struggling with going from my toe edge to my back edge and now I know why. I thought you were suppose to bend down and squat the whole time you are on your heelside which was why I was struggling. I kept squatted the whole time on heelside and extended to go to toe side. Once I quit swatting on the heelside after I turned I did much better. I tried putting my forward arm up and using that to turn as a compass and it was sooooo much better. I also kept trying to keep my head looking at my hand. I also tried to remember to squat BEFORE heelside and toe side, but that was a lot to remember all at one time! lol The squatting and extending really helped my heelside and I felt a lot more comfortable today and I know shortly I will be making my turns shorter and more downhill. Here's todays video - and also included in the video is the errant rider who ran into me. Thanks Snowolf! I will keep working on all your suggestions which I printed out and will refer to daily as I stand in the living room practicing.

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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50yo????!!!??? Wow! That's pretty damn awesome. I hope I'm still shredding at that age
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I might be overstepping logical advice by saying this, but it looks like you could relax a little and feel more comfortable. I don't mean that you're doing anything wrong. You've definitely have the basics down. I just mean that by relaxing, you'll be able to feel the movement of your board and, in theory, be able to board more comfortably.

The only reason I point this out is that you look very stiff and uncomfortable the whole time. Like if you stop paying attention you'll instantly fall. If you trust in yourself to make the turns and control you're speed, you should be able to get to a place where you can minimize your toe and heel side drag in your turns. It's a much more gratifying feeling, but it's also something that may take some time to achieve.

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Old 01-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice job, you'll progress quickly now. Now your confidencse is building as well, like Nefarious said try to enjoy yourself now, but I know how you feel. It's so much to take in and, at least I was, still worried about falling. That feeling goes away.
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You're not shredding NOW, dad!
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It looks like you're beginning to flow alot better. Around the 2:00 mark you started looking good. Around the 2:40 mark I noticed you were rushing the heel to toe turns and ruddering with your rear foot. You can see that the toe edge of the tail starts to dig in at the beginning of the turn and that is the beginning of an edge catch. You might be rushing that turn to keep from picking up speed. Just remember that an extra speed picked up during that you can bleed off once you are fully on your other edge.
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Just more time on the hill will improve your riding. A big difference from the first video for sure. I'll second the relaxing part but that takes some time. You'll find that point where you can keep your knees a little more flexed and keeping your body lower so you can really dig into your turns as opposed to 'sliding'. Again, that'll take some time.

BTW, that dude was looking up hill when he crashed into you, nice controlled fall!
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Congrats First, that's awesome!!!
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Is that Summit run in Big Bear?
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Is that Summit run in Big Bear?
Yes it is, I even did better the following weekend! Here's my video from 1/23/11.

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