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Old 03-14-2011, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trouble Carving Toeside

I would consider myself a pretty decent snowboarder. I have no trouble going down blacks and double blacks and I can go pretty fast comfortably. I feel very comfortable easily carving to my backside but when I go to my toeside I feel like I'm sliding and forcing things far too much. It also feels like my back foot is doing way too much work sometimes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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don't do anything but collapse at the knees. drive your knee toward the snow keeping your upper body tall and poised in the direction of travel.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll try it out this weekend. I wish I realized this earlier in the season so I had more time to practice it.
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baconzoo's advise is good. Sounds gross but what helped me was picturing me sitting taking a dump when going toeside. Seriously if helped a ton
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it sound gross, but I always picture myself doing the "Pee Wee Herman dance" TEQUILA!

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As long as it's not Pee Wee's porn theatre moves! Those are better done in private
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it sound gross, but I always picture myself doing the "Pee Wee Herman dance" TEQUILA!
YES! That's EXACTLY it. I've been looking for a way to describe to some friends toeside carve form.

Do it that way and that edge can bite into just about anything.
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Exclamation Example - How Low can you go?

kneeling down on the hill while stopped, ask them to kneel tall. (knees, hips, shoulders all in a straight line)

Look at the edge angle (80-90*)
Notice how far you center of mass is from the snow. (2')
Keeping the upper body tall and poised in the direction of travel (but lean forward a bit to illustrate seeking a turn)

This is how low you can go.

Now while riding, try and emulate that position, you'll see how difficult it is but how effective it is to rail a carve.
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