Need help - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
kadence502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Need help

Hi, I have been learning to snowboard for over 7 years, I live in az so only a few time a years. I have a few problems I have a horrible habit of falling leaf, staying on my heal edge and not knowing what stance I am. I get off the lift reg but I end up riding switch most of the time. I really like to progress this year any idea's on how to get me moving forward and ride normal and learn to carve.


Thanks Katie

Oh also anyone have any suggestion or know anyone that gives instruction in AZ or maybe Big Bear?

Last edited by kadence502; 10-10-2011 at 10:06 AM.
kadence502 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 10:34 AM
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 5,133
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 248
You're not going to want to hear this (or maybe you will?) but the best thing you could do is go snowboarding more often. I used to ski way back when, and I only went 5-6 times a year. Never got very good. Now I snowboard, and I did 40 times last year. My progress has been WAY better, even allowing for snowboarding being easier (once you get past the startup). There's no substiture for hours on the mountain. Also, two days in a row is as effective as three days spread out.


Illegitimi non carborundum.
Donutz is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
kadence502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh I totally agree!!! I wish I had snow closer so it would be easy to go but we live about 4 hours from snow. Then we have rent a cabin/hotel and find sitters for the kids. It turns into a big pricey ordeal when we do get to go..... I love it and worth all the effort but sadly we can only do few times a season.
kadence502 is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 11:19 AM
Member
 
Phunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kadence502 View Post
Hi, I have been learning to snowboard for over 7 years, I live in az so only a few time a years. I have a few problems I have a horrible habit of falling leaf, staying on my heal edge and not knowing what stance I am. I get off the lift reg but I end up riding switch most of the time. I really like to progress this year any idea's on how to get me moving forward and ride normal and learn to carve.


Thanks Katie

Oh also anyone have any suggestion or know anyone that gives instruction in AZ or maybe Big Bear?
If your riding switch down the mountain naturally, you need to set your board up for goofy, that will help you considerably.
Phunky is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
kadence502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phunky View Post
If your riding switch down the mountain naturally, you need to set your board up for goofy, that will help you considerably.
Thank you, I guess my solution was to ride duck but I think I'll try goofy and see how I do.
kadence502 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 01:37 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Tech420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 516
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kadence502 View Post
Thank you, I guess my solution was to ride duck but I think I'll try goofy and see how I do.
Duck is how far you point your bindings outward. Regular is left foot forward and goofy is right foot forward.
Tech420 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 04:33 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
jyuen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
get lessons?
jyuen is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
kadence502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you so much!!! I'll have to read and re-read that till we get snow. Actually I meant it to be 520 I was typing too fast...Tucson grew up their but now in PHX. Anyways I have never been to Snowbowl we always go to Sunrise. I love it their, we tend to stay on Apache peak. I'll head over to Cyclone next time. I am looking forward to trying out Snowbowl this year too. I grew up in Tucson and never tried to snowboard at Mt. Lemmon...seems funny but yes but it is very doable!

I appreciate your time! I'll keep ya posted! Oh and hope for lots of snow this year for us here in AZ.

Last edited by kadence502; 10-10-2011 at 05:28 PM.
kadence502 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
kadence502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yes lesson are now in the works!
kadence502 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome