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Old 12-13-2011, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, so ive been having a problem with falling while im snowboarding. First I would like to say that I consider my self a experienced intermediate snowboarder. Ive been snowboarding for many years and go 20 days a year.

In 2010 I bought a Trice c2btx board that I mainly use to freeride. I would also like to add that before this board I had an older camber board and rarely ever fell. But since I got the Trice I notice while im carving on my heal edge I sometimes go over a small bump and drop an inch and instantly catch my toe edge and fall face first(remember half my carves are on ice). I never had this problem until I got this board and I would say I almost fall once every other day now. There never really hard falls they just knock the wind out of me but im getting old now and tired of falling

I never had this problem before I got the board and its really the only way I ever fall. Im guessing it has to do with my technique and my board. As far as the board is it the fact that the board is MTX or poorly suited for me? Could it be the sidecut radius?

I would also like to add that I donít have the greatest vision and cant spot every bump and I am often focusing on everyone around me since I live in NJ I have to dodge people a lot. So while im sure if I focus more on my carves and make bigger longer carves it may go away but this is not an option for me. I am always paying attention to everyone around me and always carve very tight.

Any suggestions because i am tired of falling. Is the board not suited well for me? Or is what I am describing just normal and happens?
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you need a new board
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It'd be way too easy to make jokes about how the east coast hills maybe a bit much for the t-rice... but we won't go there huh?
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know, but falling once every other day really doesn't seem a lot to me.
As for your vision, why not use contacts?
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It'd be way too easy to make jokes about how the east coast hills maybe a bit much for the t-rice... but we won't go there huh?
well u dont need a Lambo to drive on 50-65mph roads but its def more fun than a saturn

anyways i go up to VT alot also so its nice to have the Trice for those trips
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I don't know, but falling once every other day really doesn't seem a lot to me.
As for your vision, why not use contacts?
Well i know its not to much but i never fell before and my friends never fall. Its mostly im getting old and im afraid these falls will eventually start hurting or possibly break something

as for my vision i do use contacts and have my vision checked but i still cant see perfectly

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well u dont need a Lambo to drive on 50-65mph roads but its def more fun than a saturn

anyways i go up to VT alot also so its nice to have the Trice for those trips


Don't worry, I know, that's why I phrased my comment the way I did.

Falling is certainly part of boarding.

That said, you could work on your board/edge control.

Catching an edge is something that I'd associate more with traditional camber boards but no doubt its possible on what you are riding.

I find doing flat ground 360's to help remind me of whats up with my edges, do it both ways too.

Have a read through the Tips, Tricks & Instructors - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums section. There's info there on board control and general riding tips. It's helped me in the past figure out what I was doing wrong
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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from what you describe it sounds like it's the board. that model is a rocker + camber under foot design i believe. if you're not familiar with riding a rocker board that could be the problem
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from what you describe it sounds like it's the board. that model is a rocker + camber under foot design i believe. if you're not familiar with riding a rocker board that could be the problem
Yeah but rocker/camber combo is usually less catchy

I went from trad camber to NS RC combo and it was a world easier to ride imo
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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PM snowolf, I remember him giving some advice on this a while back. There is a solution.
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