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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 07:46 AM
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Heel turns make me scurrred

Ok I am a n00b. I have been boarding 4 times now. I originally thought that it was an equipment issue but now I am not so sure. I am able to ride so so. I can do a toe turn and toe stop really well. I try and get on my heel side and either i over turn... Go goofy foot.... or fall. I can heel stop but seems the more speed i pick up the more difficult my heel side gets. I am not sure but i think my stance is part of the problem. I feel that I am pushing my feet to make the turn to much. I can seem to get my hips to make the movement or I am trying to push it to hard.

the conditions were really awful one day very icy and i caught the heel edge and it Popped me straight in the air and i landed on my knee. Had to make a trip to the hospital that day. Just a bad bruise. I am a tall 6'2 and I skied for over 10 years. I want to make sure i learn correctly. I really enjoy riding and have been going every weekend but I fear that I am not improving but getting worse. any help would be great thanks.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 08:07 AM
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If you are ending up fakie that means you are not centering your hips. You are over compensating leaning too much on your back leg.
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 08:12 AM
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If you are ending up fakie that means you are not centering your hips. You are over compensating leaning too much on your back leg.
The student has become the teacher..
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 11:59 AM
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Take a lesson or two.
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 02:55 PM
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I took a lesson my first time out.
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 04:43 PM
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I took a lesson my first time out.
They should have taught you how to stop then... everybody that I've talked to that has taken a lesson said they had to "skate" in a circle for about 10 mins to get used to one-footing... then strap in and learn how to balance/stop.... Maybe it's just me but I think stopping is kinda important ...

On another note... I really had trouble heelside for a couple days.. like stated above I found out that I was planting to hard with my back foot... which was making me go fakie... which in turn would make me indo..

Mike
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 06:24 PM
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i have only been out a few times as well, and i am in the opposite boat...i have cracked my head so many times trying to stop toe side, i quit trying...

i found that i would go fakie too when stopping heel side...i figured out all you have to do is put the weight back on your front foot/toe...i though it would make me catch the front edge, but it doesnt...you just kinda slide out of the stop...

course, that could be wrong...but thats what i think about when doing it and it works for me
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 07:41 PM
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I don't think I am being clear. I can heel stop. I also can go on my heel side. I have to over work the board it seems. I am pushing my body hard to get it.
I seem to be gun shy ever since I hurt my knee. I am putting alot of pressure on my toes it seems. I need to get more of hips and shoulders into it. I am comfortable on teh edge of the board. I want to be able to turn quicker push the board into the turns get it to react instead of waiting for the reaction. Does that make sense?
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 08:34 AM
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Thanks Snowolf. I appreciate the advice. I will give it a shot this weekend. I need to adjust my bindings a bit I think I am to duck footed right now. Might have to dial them back.
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