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How are my turns?

Here's a video from the end of last season. How's my form?

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Not a pro so won't comment on turns although they look good.

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Your hips are a out of line on your toeside turns - notice how you have a straight front leg and bent back leg? This normally puts people in the back seat a little bit, which makes controlling your speed on your toes on steeps difficult.

I would work on that for now, then on some flexion and extension. Your lower body is pretty static, apart from you pushing your back leg out on those toe turns of course because your not steering the board with your front foot.

Not bad tho.
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Here's a video from the end of last season. How's my form?

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How's my form??? your doing ollies and 180's and such

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Thanks guys! Only 40some days until I can work on moving into dynamic turns.

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This thread makes me wonder what I could improve on...

To the OP have fun this season!! Pushing yourself to progress is what gets me up in the morning. We'll want an update the beginning of next year

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Im guilty of the backseating. Going to try and fix that this year. Helpful thread.
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Im guilty of the backseating. Going to try and fix that this year. Helpful thread.
Leaning back is probably the biggest hindrance I see riders have when they're learning/perfecting to link turns. Hell, I fall prey to it too when I get intimidated by the hill. I remind myself that I need to commit to the line I take and lean forward. Can't turn if the front wheels don't have traction!
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To the OP. Respect for putting yourself out there! Snowolf and Matt's advice is on point. Your upper body IS very quiet and looks well aligned with the board and turn shape is very nice. Think about keeping both knees bent equally and you will get your weight centered. From there, flexion and extension will be easy to add.
To think of flexion and extension, think of pushing your legs out at towards the apex of the turn, and bending the knees more as the board passes under you. (Suck it-Push it is an easy way to remember it for some reason!). One exercise to try is to is to picture yourself riding down a long hallway. Try to push your board out to the sides of the hallway, as your body takes a path down the middle. If that doesn't make sense let me know and I'll try to word it better.
How long have you been riding BTW?

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Yep, it is nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone whether rider or skier does this and only experience and confidence breaks you of it. I do it too when on something scary like this:



Descending West Crater Rim from the summit of Mt. Hood.
on the topic of form in shit like that, whats your advice for riding chutes/steep ass double diamonds in utah. The last time i was in utah i was at powder mtn which doesent have really stupid steep stuff, it was also a 2ft pow day so i stuck to glades, and the time before that i was at snowbird but it was icy as shit and didnt want to hit the double diamonds with that much ice. So provided i get my utah trip this year to snowbird or the canyons or one of the resorts and there is some workable snow, i would like to find some chutes and utah style double blacks. Any good tips, besides the dont lean back too much previously stated in this thread?

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