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Old 03-01-2011, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So yesterday was my 8th day snowboarding, and I'm just getting comfortable with linking my turns together comfortably on the easier red runs here in Switzerland. Any help would be much appreciated from Snowolf and others here in the forum.

From watching the video, I already notice that I'm doing a bit of the "holding the invisible girlfriend" when I turn on my toeside, but any other constructive criticism would be great so I can work on my riding while I'm in Zermatt the next few days.


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i aint no expurt but you're doin' it all wrong
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you like to swing that back foot around don't you?.. That needs to be fixed for sure, you look like a damn fish.

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i aint no expurt but you're doin' it all wrong
It's snowboarding, there is no "wrong".
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So yesterday was my 8th day snowboarding, and I'm just getting comfortable with linking my turns together comfortably on the easier red runs here in Switzerland. Any help would be much appreciated from Snowolf and others here in the forum.
You're looking confident for only 8 days, but you could use your board more efficiently to make turns.

The narrowing at the waist of your board from the wider tip and tail is called sidecut. It's like a turn shape built into the board. If you tip the board on edge it will follow the curved sidecut across the snow in an arc.

In the video you are keeping the board fairly flat and pivoting the tail across the hill to alter your path. It works but it's more effort than simply tipping the board on edge and letting the sidecut do the work for you. Think about moving from edge to edge to make turns instead of pivoting off your front foot to move the tail of the board around. Ridning with more knee and ankle flex will help you do this.
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bend yo damn knees! haha
just keeep at it and you'll get more confident and get better and smoother, keep it up
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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lookin pretty good! i dont really feel there's a right way to snowboard out side of comps but with efficiency grizz has got you
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you're ruddering a lot with the rear leg, weight on the front/center and initiate turns with the front leg.. keep your core/trunk loose. other than that, good job for just the 8th day.
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come to steak country and for 40 bucks I can correct everything and have you doing 1080's off six inch kickers in an hour and thirty minutes.
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you're ruddering a lot with the rear leg, weight on the front/center and initiate turns with the front leg.. keep your core/trunk loose. other than that, good job for just the 8th day.
I assume by "initiate turns with the front leg" means twisting?
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