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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.



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

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 Funny cos my yellow pants have been replaced by dark green too...
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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 Funny cos my yellow pants have been replaced by dark green too...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.

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

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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.


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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 :-)

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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!


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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?

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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 :-)

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

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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 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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