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hi, i was wondering if when your going straight your suppose to be on an edge or flat base? thanks
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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.

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with my front foot right?
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more or less, yeah with the front foot.
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i was wondering because i just broke my collarbone going flat base and catching an edge, will try next year i guess,thanks
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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.
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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
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I lightly engage an edge when I'm bombing runs
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will definitly pratice keeping an edge next year, thanks guys
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