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Old 11-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok wow. Thanks you guys. I was out for my first day today and took the first few posts into consideration and they really helped. I'm working on taking all the responses and "compiling" them into a list that I can use them as a guide for myself.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok wow. Thanks you guys. I was out for my first day today and took the first few posts into consideration and they really helped. I'm working on taking all the responses and "compiling" them into a list that I can use them as a guide for myself.
yup good idea...read your list and check off while maching
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ollie over jumps and moguls and stuff. If you are going fasy over a roller, you want to ollie before you reach the peak so you can land right after the peak (on the downslope) and carry your speed better. You can't accelerate in the air, so you want to minimize your time off the ground.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ollie over jumps and moguls and stuff. If you are going fasy over a roller, you want to ollie before you reach the peak so you can land right after the peak (on the downslope) and carry your speed better. You can't accelerate in the air, so you want to minimize your time off the ground.
You can accelerate if you're falling off of a cliff. I recommend throwing snowballs at your friends before they pass you generally messes people up
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Agreed with most everything said.

But being a heavier rider also sucks - I'm tall, heavy, and have giant feet - each factor can really restrict my choices on which products i can buy and I usaully pay a heftier (sp?) price for everything I buy.

I would gladly trade all of that if it meant no more "bombing" the hill and avoiding another concussion
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Have Ray Lewis chase you with a bloody machete on a snowmobile. This is guaranteed to increase your speed.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Decent thoughts so far. It could be your weight (less), your board length (shorter), sidecut geometry (circular radius or overall tighter), base material(extruded), wax (wrong temperature or inadequate job), and/or technique (skidding, more completed turns across the fall line, or possibly using a higher edge angle/tighter turning). The latter variable could potentially be from either poorer or better technique, or just being more or less aggressive. See which variables you can adjust and go from there. Beyond that, just enjoy riding.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:11 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I have a question for those of you who ride flat based. Do you only ride flat based for very short distances before taking it back on edge? Or do you go for a long distance that way? I always thought riding flat based for long distances was not advised due to increased chances of catching an edge.

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I have a question for those of you who ride flat based. Do you only ride flat based for very short distances before taking it back on edge? Or do you go for a long distance that way? I always thought riding flat based for long distances was not advised due to increased chances of catching an edge.

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To go for fairly long distances flat based (or almost so)...on flats, cattracks or low angled stuff. The trick is to gently weight the nose and keep feet, ankles and knees loose to absorb the bits of roughage...alot like riding 1 footy. If you have weight on the nose, there are no edges to catch because the edges are parallel with the direction of travel. Sometimes it will feel like you are going to catch an edge because of the roughage but keep loose and weighted on the nose and its just a tad squirrely/twitchy...you learn that's normal...you just don't want to stiffen up when it happens. Some say you never ride completely flat based and that is true...but you can get really close to flat.

On steeper stuff, I'll go flat to accelerate for short distance...especially when just getting going or a place where you want a burst of speed so that you can mach in to a carve....like hitting the afterburners.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
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If you only weigh in at 120 lbs, the faster you try to go, the more that wind resistance will factor into reducing your speed. Make sure your shoulders are cutting into the wind, instead of opening up your body to the wind to create more resistance. At 6'3" and 175 I have a similar problem, and I attempted to solve it by buying a slimmer jacket and trying to cut into the wind more.
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