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Old 03-07-2011, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, how do you do the hopping technique you see most people do at the start of the hill.

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it's called the penguin walk.
Put more weight on each step to flex the board then pop to the other end of the board
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the movement is from your upper body countering the movement made by you lower body.. so you put your weight on say your tail and spin your nose around, hop, land on the nose repeat the movement for your tail.. it takes a few days practice or just one long ass day of practice.....


I swing my arms like a retarded monkey when I do it but you'll notice until you get it down you'll always favor your stronger leg which can throw you off balance...
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pretty much what everyone says... flex on one side of your board, counter balance and swing like a wild monkey.

it may also help just to practice bouncing from your nose to your tail on flat ground without moving anywhere. then start by practicing on a slight incline just waddling using the flat part of your nose and your tail, then you can take this to flats.

when you really get used to controlling your board, you can even lean slightly forward and dig the toe edge (nose and tail) into the snow. if you go fast enough you wont fall flat on your face and you can actually climb up hills quite efficiently... of course the easiest way would be to just unstrap... sometimes, i dont know why i still bother waddling around....
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Because it looks fucking badass... duh.
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I think it's called the penguin walk.
I thought it was called a duck walk. Oh well...duck...penguin...some kind of bird.

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sometimes, i dont know why i still bother waddling around....
I do it when I've strapped in and I'm too far from the edge to start. That, and because it's badass
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I call it duck walking... because you waddle... others have called it penguin walking.. they waddle too... uhm.. crab walking was the weird way I heard of it referred to as... but the kid couldn't really do it so that tells you something.... I'm going to call it the urhm..


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I wanted to call it a "boardwalk" or "shuffleboard", but I guess those are too cutesy.
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I wanted to call it a "boardwalk" or "shuffleboard", but I guess those are too cutesy.
BADASS SPACE SWING BOARD SWISH maneuver.............
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At an AASI-E Freestyle event, one of the clinicians did this on a 2ft wide, 12ft long flat box that was slightly downhill on a bet. He pulled it off and it was one of the craziest things I've seen done on a box.
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