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Old 02-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When my friends and I are just coasting down the greens/ski outs I can't seem to keep up, I'm always on and edge and never have my board flat, is that it issue? I've tried picking diffrent lines and following theres but I'm just slower...
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Could be your board's base, or your wax job, or technique.

Some people are more comfortable riding flat based than others so that could definitely be a factor. Flat is faster I believe... that said, i'm not always comfortable riding flat in certain conditions, ie icy rutted ping pong shit. f* that, i'd rather just survive
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When my friends and I are just coasting down the greens/ski outs I can't seem to keep up, I'm always on and edge and never have my board flat, is that it issue? I've tried picking diffrent lines and following theres but I'm just slower...
Any help would be great thanks
Going on edge should be faster than flat. Are your friends going on edge?

Maybe you're making larger turns then they are? or perhaps you're skidding a bit and don't realize it (not questioning your ability).

If your board is high on edge and you're making very short radius dynamic carves, you should be going very fast and feel stable.
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could be wax related?
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Get used to using very subtle edge control, like only just on one edge to remain in control. If you have a catchy board this will help you feel solid
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Going on edge should be faster than flat. Are your friends going on edge?

Maybe you're making larger turns then they are? or perhaps you're skidding a bit and don't realize it (not questioning your ability).

If your board is high on edge and you're making very short radius dynamic carves, you should be going very fast and feel stable.
He's talking about riding-out flat areas. Short radius turns are not appropriate me thinks
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ya, I'm just talking about the flater areas, I get my board waxed every trip, it's also a new board (2012 NS F1)

And we are pretty much straight lining and they are all faster, I think I'm doing something wrong.... Or could my board be too small I dunno I'm shooting in the dark
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Weight is an issue too...No matter how well I wax mine a heavier rider will always be faster, especially on flats. More momentum
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flat is faster...doesn't matter if ur in the flats or maching a black. You just got to be more subtle and precise and kind of float. If maching and doing flat based on a black you cover alot of ground in a short amount of time.
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Weight is an issue too...No matter how well I wax mine a heavier rider will always be faster, especially on flats. More momentum
This, I'm 230 and I blow by kids unstrapped and walking flat areas.
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