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Old 01-27-2011, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My examiner wanted me to get more "performance" out of my board

Hey guys, I just passed my CASI level 1, woohoo! My examiner gave me a few tips to improve my riding. Namely, he said he wants to see more agressive steering and earlier initiation of turns to get more performance out of my board. I am sure this is good advice but i have no clue what it means haha... Can someone kindly explain?

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't you think the best idea was to ask your examinator what he meant?
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What he means is that you can use your movements to maximize the board performance skills. For example the build of pressure in the board longitudally and laterally that can be release into your riding tasks. Twist. early edge engagment, Tilt, for better carving and setting your edge, using that sidecut. etc. Pivot, for shaping of your turns for speed control and or maximize freestyle style, etc. If you would like I can provide more details CASI and AASI are very close in what they preach and many of the terms cross-over.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well my examiner basically said the same thing over and over, plus I was too happy to have passed at the time...
Could someone explain more about the longitudinal movements? I heard a lot of people say that more fore and aft movements will improve riding. But how to do it? Is it like putting weight on the front before the turn and then putting weight on the back foot when finishing turns?
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's pretty much it. Move the weight forward, then drift it back through the turn. Finding the timing of it can take some practice. Also, try thinking more about moving your weight forward at the start, then sliding the board forward in the turn with your rear leg. If you aren't feeling it or feel like it's not really doing anything, then trying riding lower and flexing your lower body more.
Play around with it too, try sliding the board aggressively forward at the end, or slowly through the whole turn.
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