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Old 01-28-2011, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried today to board with my arms down and being relaxed. Did I do better? I didn't fall once today and no one ran into me - woo hoo! Conditions got pretty sucky but what else do you see that I should work on? I was trying to bend my knees on my toe side more, but as you can see it was hit and miss at times. I admit I wasn't as nervous today and felt more relaxed until people were what I felt were "too close" to me - then I backed off till they were gone. I also went today without the butt pad, but kept the knee pads and wrist guards and of course the helmet. Felt sooooo much free-er! lol

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Excited at my progress and we booked a short vacation to Copper Mountain since I saw how many long green runs they had! Can't wait!

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I notice you tend to carve more on your toe-turn and skid more on the heel-side turns. Also not sure but are you rudder turning on your heel-turn a little bit???
You look much more relaxed
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Amazing progress! I noticed the same thing as slyder. Try and sit into your heelside turns more and it'll take out the skidding. Keep on shredding, you're doing great! I'm using your videos to motivate my wife to try boarding again!
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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okay guys, need some clarification from you both.

Not sure what you mean by "rudder turning" on my heelside. Sometimes the hills all slope screwy and I need to slow down to go to my toeside as I was focusing on trying to bend more on my toe side today and wanted to start slower before I initiated my turn. Is this what you were referring to?

And Nefarious, not sure what you mean by "sitting into your heelside turns more". When I was first starting I was squatting into my turns and kept squatting and had problems until snowolf said I needed to extend and once I did that I was able to slow down. Are you saying I need to start sitting sooner and then extend into my heelside?

I went a lot slower today than last week trying to work on things to get better. But I really appreciate the feedback because I don't want to learn any more bad habits.

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Rudder Steer: is when you are pushing or pulling your rear leg around to initiate the turn rather then using the front of the board to carve into the snow and pull you around. Hope I made that sound correct.

Snowolf or one of the others may see what I'm talking about and clarify a little better.

No matter what, nice job !!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Rudder Steer: is when you are pushing or pulling your rear leg around to initiate the turn rather then using the front of the board to carve into the snow and pull you around. Hope I made that sound correct.

Snowolf or one of the others may see what I'm talking about and clarify a little better.

No matter what, nice job !!!
Thanks - I see what you mean now. I will try to work on that tomorrow and see if I can fix that.

Thanks Slyder.
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Bad way of explaining, my apologies. What I meant is this: when I watched, I see you lift your board for toe side, but slide trough heel side. I just meant for you to lean into heel side just like toe and use your leans to help speed check. Eventually you'll be able to use your traversing back and forth to control minor speed adjustments. for example: if you lean farther into each turn, it applies more pressure and causes more friction. It's hard to explain, but will make sense after a few more outings.
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This is good for me to see. You're giving me hope that I can figure this out!
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Snowolf - I didn't read your reply until after this mornings ride. Today I tried to lean my front should back while going to heelside and not slide or rudder as much. I thought I could tell a big difference on my heelside by not sliding as much.

I only got 3 runs in today as the resort had 3 huge tour busses and ALL the parking lots were full and they ran out of rental snowboards we heard. Just tooooo many people. I fell once today and it's on the video, but can you tell any difference from yesterday?

I will work tomorrow on your radius comments and see how that goes for the next couple of weeks. Thanks again for all the feedback.

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Old 01-30-2011, 12:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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NO expert here but I saw a difference.

Around time 2:55 - 3:30 ish you can effeminately see that you are carving your heel edge, which I didn't see in yesterdays video
Also you seem to use your heel-side to scrub and maintain your speed. Have you thought to try larger linked turns. This way you are getting used to controlling your speed on both heel and toe edge.
Not sure if this is to much to ask at this point.
Just trying to help you advance.

Coming along nicely, are you at least enjoying yourself. We only see shots from behind, is there a smile in front????
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