Newbie can finally cruise down blues but still have questions!
Trying not to blame it on my board, because I honestly am not able to really tell the difference, I've only rode the rental burtons and my gnu b-street. Lilfoot said this board throw her around on choppy conditions, and it's known for not really "dampening" (i don't know what it means...)
I honestly think that I've come quite a long way already, albeit slowly, I'm quite comfortable riding the blue runs in my mountain, and not falling on my ass like when I first learn! Don't get me wrong, I still fall, just not every 10 meters, lol
I notice that now I'm riding a bit faster, I'm not sure if it is the terrain, or mainly my technique, I'm getting alot of chattering especially on my heel side traverse. I know that I bent my knees more on when coming out of the turn and also during the traverse, maybe that made it go faster and chatter more? The only thing that helps is obviously loosen up the legs like noodles, but it is still scary, and even so, sometimes my board throws me up a bit and if unlucky, I land on my ass. (these falls are not nearly as painful to my beginner catch-a-heel-edge-while on-toe-edge kind of alls), but it is still a bit bothersome. Is there any tricks to this?
I also find myself ruddering my back leg when the blue gets really steep. This happens when I just cannot get myself to lean down hill and in order to turn, i had to throw my upper body and rudder the back leg, I don't do this all the time, but i did caught myself doing this a few times. especially when I freak out at the speed i'm going and slow down to a stop in the middle of a steep blue... it's very difficult to restart the turns... i guess this comes with experience and riding more?