going straight on edge - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2012, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: montreal
Posts: 82
Default going straight on edge

hi, i was wondering if when your going straight your suppose to be on an edge or flat base? thanks
mtl20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Official SBF Blogger
 
david_z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
Posts: 3,362
Blog Entries: 5
Default

flat base is tough when people are new to snowboarding. if you're having trouble with that, then try to pressure the edge without actually riding "on" the edge.
__________________

Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 47

Mt. Brighton - 13
Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
david_z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: montreal
Posts: 82
Default

with my front foot right?
mtl20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Official SBF Blogger
 
david_z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
Posts: 3,362
Blog Entries: 5
Default

more or less, yeah with the front foot.
david_z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: montreal
Posts: 82
Default

i was wondering because i just broke my collarbone going flat base and catching an edge, will try next year i guess,thanks
mtl20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
ETM
Veteran Member
 
ETM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The winds are a changing
Posts: 1,822
Default

When I was learning I found flat basing to be incredibly dangerous. Try leaning a tiny bit forward and a tiny bit over your heel edge without actually digging it in. It worked for me and I can now flat base at full speed without a care in the world.
ETM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sm0ke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ETM View Post
When I was learning I found flat basing to be incredibly dangerous. Try leaning a tiny bit forward and a tiny bit over your heel edge without actually digging it in. It worked for me and I can now flat base at full speed without a care in the world.
amen to this - i still find flast basing to be sketchy if your balance isnt on point, one wrong movement of the board and you're done as the OP unfortunatly had to find out
sm0ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
MarshallV82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 722
Default

I lightly engage an edge when I'm bombing runs
MarshallV82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: montreal
Posts: 82
Default

will definitly pratice keeping an edge next year, thanks guys
mtl20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums