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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 03:24 PM
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Its already been said, but I would like to re-emphasize the fact that some boards are just SLOW.

I was on a trip to Vail with some friends-of-friends. Vail is huge and has a ton of terrain that is not-quite-a-catwalk and not-quite-a-slope. Anways, this guy would routinely lose speed a couple of yards before the rest of us. He and his brother were similarly sized and similarly skilled, so I am not inclined to think it was a technique issue.

I tuned the guy's board for him that evening at the house with the same wax on my board, but it did not make a noticeable difference. He even went so far to have it waxed and tuned again (this time by a shop). I can't say for sure if the 2nd tuning did him any good because I didn't spend that much time riding with him after.

Anyways... try switching boards with one of the other guys to see if that makes much of a difference.
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Have Ray Lewis chase you with a bloody machete on a snowmobile. This is guaranteed to increase your speed.
Or Rosie O'donnel/Nancy Pelosi in lingerie.
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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.

there is a pretty long blue at the local hill. i started riding it, and decided it was too boring so i decided i was just going to bomb it and see how it came out. I pretty much rode that thing flat base the entire time, and you can be dam sure i came close to catching a few edges. i felt it start to catch a few times, but i was crouched pretty low and managed to tweak it and avoid slamming. i got going pretty dam fast haha

but most of the stuff i actually ride its almost impossible to just flat base it the entire time. either it is too steep or there are too many trees in the way.

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I go flat based from strapping my front foot in till I hit the lift line. But I do not advise this, I have fallen really hard a lot of times. I even got knocked out once. You can try it, but ride within your limits and don't endanger anyone else.

That being said, I can only go flat based for about 20 seconds or so because we have 500 vert and the longest trail is like two or three football fields. I don't know if I'll be doing this on my rocker though, I feel a lot more confident on my Cheaptrick.

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