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Donutz 02-13-2012 11:35 PM

My edging SUCKS
 
I just mounted my Contour on a frankenpole this weekend and recorded some runs. The biggest thing that I came away with is the realization that I don't use edges worth shit! So that and staying out of the back seat are my goals for this season, anyway.


grafta 02-13-2012 11:43 PM

Hmm, not sure I see what you're talking about with the edging but 180's looking good :thumbsup:

Do you mean getting up on edge to carve? I find it kinda easy to get lazy on my Evo and just kinda skid around the place, especially if its a bit bumpy.

Going the stealth fashion too this season I see? No wonder I haven't spotted you yet. Funny cos my yellow pants have been replaced by dark green too...

Donutz 02-14-2012 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by grafta (Post 482981)
Going the stealth fashion too this season I see? No wonder I haven't spotted you yet. Funny cos my yellow pants have been replaced by dark green too...

Well, hell, that would explain it. Yeah, I replaced the plaid 686 with a straight green Special Blend. LOVE goretex.

But yeah, barely lifting my edges. It's not such a big deal on Chucks, but I bet when I vid myself on Unicorn I won't be much better. :mad:

Loving the rollers on Mushroom :thumbsup: 180, cab 180, jump.

Ratsch-Bumm 02-14-2012 06:26 AM

imo there is no slope for carving and using edges is unnecessary at all

Leo 02-14-2012 06:30 AM

You can carve on fairly flat runs if you want. I do it because it gives me a little push each time I pump out of my edges so I don't lose too much speed when transitioning into flats.

I need a pole mount or someone to follow me close. I'm starting to like seeing myself riding because it helps me pick out problems I never noticed.

Ratsch-Bumm 02-14-2012 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 483042)
Even in the flats, I can carve. Even for a skidded turn, you should not be really just pushing the tail around. Front foot steering is the way to go.

I said unnecessary not impossible. I can too, but I do not need this on slopes like this. There is no fun :-)

Leo 02-14-2012 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Ratsch-Bumm (Post 483050)
I said unnecessary not impossible. I can too, but I do not need this on slopes like this. There is no fun :-)

No fun in carving? BLASPHEMOUS!!! Even if you could carve uphill, you better find it fun in the name of snowboarding!

Ratsch-Bumm 02-14-2012 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 483055)
The original poster was wanting to do less pivoting and more edging EVEN on flatter runs. I have simply provided him with the techniques to do this. Ride how you want and let him ride how he wants....;)

Even? I did not see that word. But anyone who can carve AT LEAST mid runs, have no questions about edging anywhere. So all he needs is a carved turn, isn't it?

Ratsch-Bumm 02-14-2012 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Leo (Post 483061)
No fun in carving? BLASPHEMOUS!!! Even if you could carve uphill, you better find it fun in the name of snowboarding!

Yap mate. It is no fun to carve where you can't feel G :-)

Go Alps, there is a lot of ;-)



For OP - you have a lack of weight on your rear leg. Try J-turns to catch the balance.

Donutz 02-14-2012 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 483035)
One thing I did notice is you are a very static (even for a mild run). I think more ankle and knee flexion and extension will naturally give you a little bit more board tilt in your cruising and result in more of scarved turn. Right now I do not see based on board performance any significant use of twist initiated with the front foot and obviously very little tilt.

Yeah, and my dancing isn't much better :laugh: Seriously, I agree that I tend to be too stiff. So basically I should make a point of loosening up some?


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