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Old 02-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you handle getting stuck on a flat stretch?

A 15 foot flat stretch can feel like a mile when you have a snowboard strapped to your feet and you're not moving.

If the flat stretch is only 3-4 feet you can just hop there but if the distance is longer than that hopping can be exhausting, especially in powder.

So at what point do you decide to just take off your snowboard and walk it?
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go faster.

or take up skiing.
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i usually just unstrap the back leg and skate. Or sometimes i get on my knees and crawl to the finish line. lol. Or bounce from tip to tip like a penguin, whatever you call it.
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How do you handle getting stuck on a flat stretch?

A 15 foot flat stretch can feel like a mile when you have a snowboard strapped to your feet and you're not moving.

If the flat stretch is only 3-4 feet you can just hop there but if the distance is longer than that hopping can be exhausting, especially in powder.

So at what point do you decide to just take off your snowboard and walk it?
Wax your board well and keeping your speed up will be easier on those flats...especially if you ride flatbased and allow the wax to work its magic.
try " Zardoz NoWax" on slushy days...
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small s turns, pump your legs, keep toe side to the high part of the slope
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This is hillarious! I love the video they made to produce the sport: "Phlat". They used a rock n roll soundtrack with in your face camera shots typical of snowboarding flicks. Then the camera pans out to the 2 guys hopping along like gimps on their snowboards with the rock n roll still grinding in the background. It's akin to an SNL skit.

HOWEVER - I think that this is an invaluable training activity. As a snowboarder it's inevitable that you're going to hit a flat patch every once in a while. If you have good cross-boarding skills then I think this should help strengthen your snowboarding skills all the way around.

Thanks for that url John Doe!
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small s turns, pump your legs, keep toe side to the high part of the slope
so you recommend hopping backwards?
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I'll usually try to 1) hip thrust towards my nose and slide along in the snow 2) hip thrust towards my nose so that my tail comes up and bounce along in the snow 3) lean forward til i'm practically crawling and propel myself with my hands, in that order. Then I hope that one of my skier friends will come rescue me with his pole.

My bff likes to do somersaults on the ground to move along.
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That was the story of my life at Squaw Valley this past weekend. Except that I have a very inpatient skier friend. I'm a beginner, so sometimes I fall at places I can't control, and get stuck on flat areas. I stood there hoping that there is a small incline, but I'm just stuck. Then I get yelled at "I told you not to lose your momentum, don't fall!" I was nearly in tears, it's not like I can control that.

I saw lots of snowboarders do the "monkey maneuver". Their hands on the ground to propel themselves to get some speed and off they go.I tried and it doesn't work. Some unstrap and skate/glide. Me, I unstrap and walk, it's very annoying. I kept thrusting my hip forward towards the nose of the board, nada...and then my phone rings "are you still stuck? I'm still waiting!!"... failed!!
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