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Old 03-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Practice. Practice. Practice. also, dont look at what the person next to you on the lift is doing... found that out the hard way... keep your head straight and get ready to glide down... when your ready to turn put a little more weight on your front foot than your back foot: 60,40. also, like other people said... USE YOUR SHOULDERS! Good Luck Man!!!
What's with the obsession to use your shoulders when snowboarding / 'skating'. Why start a movement in the shoulders which is controling something connected to your feet. Do you see tennis players wigging their toes to start a shot or serve, or football (soccer to those across the pond) players using there shoulders when they take a penalty kick. Use the closest things to the snowboard - your feet!

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One point that I mention alot that might help you out, is to push the back foot up against the binding to add some stability. Give you a sense of where you need to be, sometime this is all it takes. knowing what to do and where to be when you exit the lift, rather than scrambling around and 'hoping' that you get it right...(Just my 2 pennies worth!)
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Indeed, fully agree.

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Eh, I just shift my foot so the toe is hanging off the toe edge when I want to turn that way. It also makes for a nice brake if you need to slow down or stop. I do the opposite if I want to do a tight heel side.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I suggest you hit the bar after your day/night of riding and then practice your skating on the way to the car after that. I find that type of practice to be very effective. I have yet to master the fast plant however.

I would not, however, suggest practicing without any feet strapped in unless you have a leash....I have learned this the hard way.
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