Just one more piece: As you are going heelside, raise and open your leading shoulder...and going toeside, drop and close your leading shoulder...the leading shoulder is going the same direction as your leading knee. This helps to keep your body stacked and aligned, i.e., the leading ankle, knee, hip and shoulder going in the same direction.
BTW nobody has mentioned arms and hands...so what to do? Ya don't need them and if they are waving around they can be a hindrance. So either keep them dropped and relaxed by your thighs, or keep them gently clasped in front or back, or hold them like a little bunny rabbit standing on its hind legs or like a tyrannosaurus rex up by your chest but keep the elbows glued to your ribs.
So all the little things; first isolate and practice each movement (ya don't even need to be on the board...just get your body familiar with the movement). Then its putting it all together with coordination, timing and rhythm. Once you get that done you can vary the intensity and degree to make any number of tight or loose/big turns and they will be smooth, efficient, subtle, quick and powerful.
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Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 02-19-2012 at 07:18 PM.