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I am going over some videos that we recorded over the last week, and I look like I am way to stiff and hunched over my toes ... where as the other fellas look relaxed cruisin down ....

how do I fix this, I know i'll have to bend my knees more, but the hunching just seems natural when I'm doing it...

I'm 6'8, 230 lbs , 172 long board, shoe size 13.
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It's all about relaxing your legs and learning to use them. You could put more forward lean into your highbacks on your bindings to force you to bend your legs instead of your waist.


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That makes sense, i'll shift them forward a little and see how it goes...

My hunching comes from trying to be balanced I guess... And I also noticed that at the days end, my back starts hurting from being too tense...
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Link said videos.
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Link said videos.
I agree - post videos
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That makes sense, i'll shift them forward a little and see how it goes...

My hunching comes from trying to be balanced I guess... And I also noticed that at the days end, my back starts hurting from being too tense...
Straight back with knees bent is more balanced due to lower cog than being hunched with straight knees...higher cog and tends to be counter balanced. Think of the board being the bottom of a cereal box and you want all of your body parts inside the box, stacked on top of each other, (i.e., ankles, hips and shoulders are stacked) and aligned with the board...nose to tail...closed hips and shoulders.

The thing to help with this...is the pelvis needs to be tilted forward...to do this...squeeze your butt cheeks together, e.g., to hold a dime between them butt cheeks, thrust your pelvis forward...i.e., like humping; and tighten up your abdomen... while sinking/bending in your knees. And your back straight with shoulders back.


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They are probably more experienced and better than you. I can ride down and let my body loose if I am in control, while my brother will have his arms in the air and a stiff posture.
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ohh without a doubt .. i've only been boarding for 3 months, but the dime between the cheeks sounds like a good way of getting my mind and body in good alignment ... i'll try to concentrate on that more next time i go...
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ohh without a doubt .. i've only been boarding for 3 months, but the dime between the cheeks sounds like a good way of getting my mind and body in good alignment ... i'll try to concentrate on that more next time i go...
Its cheating if you put the dime in the hole.


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