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Old 03-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm riding on a Rossi Trickstik noodle. The board allowed me to quickly learn to link turns and progress quickly . The area where I am struggling now is a carved turn. My tail keeps washing out as I come about 45 degrees to the fall line on any turn other than a very very shallow carve. Washing out is more pronounced on my heal side.

I'm riding +15/-9.
Getting on the edges at the same time
Humping and dumping

Is part of my problem that I am trying to carve a park noodle?

FYI: I'll be demoing NS, ride and other boards this weekend as well as taking a private lesson. I feel fine with my investment in the Rossi since a friend is going to buy it from me for $175
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm riding on a Rossi Trickstik noodle. The board allowed me to quickly learn to link turns and progress quickly . The area where I am struggling now is a carved turn. My tail keeps washing out as I come about 45 degrees to the fall line on any turn other than a very very shallow carve. Washing out is more pronounced on my heal side.

I'm riding +15/-9.
Getting on the edges at the same time
Humping and dumping

Is part of my problem that I am trying to carve a park noodle?

FYI: I'll be demoing NS, ride and other boards this weekend as well as taking a private lesson. I feel fine with my investment in the Rossi since a friend is going to buy it from me for $175
Not sure b/c i cant see it but it may be that your transferring your weight to your back foot through your turn (very common on toe to heel turns). This will allow your heel edge under your front foot to disconnect and your back foot to follow. I came back from an injury to my front foot heel and found myself doing this out of pain when riding hard on my front foot. The boards will feel different but you should be able to do it on all of them. Definitely try out the NS they are a great board to carve with and fun freestyle all over the Mt!
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I'm sure my technique needs help. Hence the private lesson at killington vt next Sunday. I only have a 250 ft. Vertical in Akron oh and wanted an actual slope to get lessons beyond the two beginner lessons I took in January. The two trips out to holiday valley in NY this year were so icy a lesson would have been a waste.
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250 vert? That's gotta be hard to learn on, 4 turns and your at the bottom
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Nice a Private lesson will go a long way! Just make sure you get an experienced instructor. To do this when you book your lesson ask the person for someone who has taught there for a while and is good with intermediate riders. If you can learn an instructors name from a friend or just call the resort before hand and talk to the ski school and tell them you want him/her and they will get paid more and be happier to teach you.
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250 vert? That's gotta be hard to learn on, 4 turns and your at the bottom
Might be nice to not have to speed check.
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250 vert? That's gotta be hard to learn on, 4 turns and your at the bottom
Boston Mills / Brandwine: Trail Map

For a beginner they are good hills. Easy terrain to learn on with short lift lines. Once you can link a turn with confidence it loses it's luster.

The resort did create a decent park section. If you like rails and jumps you could have fun. If you like speed and are trying to progress outside of the park it's tough.

I was always bored after 2hrs.

And it's about 5-6 shallow carve attempt turns and you are done.

Here's the thing though. A ski hill I could go to after work is better than no hill at all!
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Holy shit. 250' vert? Props to you for sticking it out. To be honest, if that's what I was stuck with, I'd probably just find a new hobby.
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Might be nice to not have to speed check.
You still had to speed check around the kids who are constantly falling and the dirt.

Gotta watch out for that DIRT patch.

In all fairness. Boston Mills did a fantastic job on the hill this year given the weather we had. Worst winter I can remember. Everyone else seemed to like it.
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Holy shit. 250' vert? Props to you for sticking it out. To be honest, if that's what I was stuck with, I'd probably just find a new hobby.
Decent resorts like 7 Springs PA, Peak and Peak PA, and Holiday Valley are only 3 hrs away.

I've skied for 10 years and switched to snowboarding this year. Remember I learned on this hill. You don't need a big to fall on your butt.

I don't plan on getting a season pass next year now that I can turn. $300 isn't worth the money. My fiance and I can spend another weekend in NY for that much.
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