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Old 08-02-2012, 12:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Maybe you should try a different place to practice that trick.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you very VERY much for all of your feedback! There is a common theme where I need to work on so thats awesome im going to try get out again next month. I will definitely keep your advices in mind.

Snowolf, I will read over your post over and over like a mantra hehe. I'll try find an wide and open bunny run to practice my stance and turns.

Like Jollybored said the snow was pretty thin on the mountain. Didnt help when i stacked pretty hard when going down the last flat run in high speed....

Haha wrathfuldeity, he's my snowboarding buddy and I wont tell him that lol. he'll stop taking vids for me! He's still learning his turns as well, although he is a bit stubborn in trying to go down the mountain with the falling leaf most of the time.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I heard about this trick and I don't know if it's any good but go on a bunny run, and take your back foot out of binding and put it on a stomp pad or something.

That way you can't rudder and you get a feel for using the front foot to steer because it's the only thing attached to the board. You can try this without taking your back foot out of the binding as well.

Steering with the front foot is pretty easy and quite enlightening when you do it. For me I just went down an easy run (soft conditions without huge rocks help). Pretend there is a cockroach under your toes. Step on it.Magically the board will turn. Do the same with your heel.

Regarding cat tracks yeah they're scary as hell. There is one at Snow Summit that's like 3 feet wide. It's so narrow that beginners end up shooting it straight (scared to do any turns for fear of flying off the side). I looked back once after a turn and saw my buddy literally riding up the wall and basically landing on his head because he didn't/couldn't turn.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I heard about this trick and I don't know if it's any good but go on a bunny run, and take your back foot out of binding and put it on a stomp pad or something.

That way you can't rudder and you get a feel for using the front foot to steer because it's the only thing attached to the board. You can try this without taking your back foot out of the binding as well.

Steering with the front foot is pretty easy and quite enlightening when you do it. For me I just went down an easy run (soft conditions without huge rocks help). Pretend there is a cockroach under your toes. Step on it.Magically the board will turn. Do the same with your heel.

Regarding cat tracks yeah they're scary as hell. There is one at Snow Summit that's like 3 feet wide. It's so narrow that beginners end up shooting it straight (scared to do any turns for fear of flying off the side). I looked back once after a turn and saw my buddy literally riding up the wall and basically landing on his head because he didn't/couldn't turn.
Actually that is a great idea unstrapping your back foot binding and stearing with your front foot. I discovered while getting off a lift and and slying down on a flat surface I notice that I can ride longer and more stable by controlling my heel and toe side. Pretty much your front foot do all the works. Before I was scared point the board downward and now I can do wide turns and not afraid of leaning downhill. I think once you pass that stage, you are pretty much have confident enough for turns.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Cat tracks are challenging for new riders. It takes being a lot more dynamic in your riding than most beginner riders are able to do with confidence. The short answer is a lot of very quick, short, open ended shallow turns where you keep the board pointed down the trail all of the time. AT the apex of each shallow turn, kick the tail out toward the sides of the trail to throw snow to the sides. This is a quick braking maneuver that will bleed off speed without steering across the trail.

Here is a tutorial video that I created covering that exact issue. Take a look and afterward, if you have more questions we can take them from the top and work through them.



Other tutorial videos that you guys might find useful are in this thread that is pinned at the top of this subforum....

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ons-video.html
Thanks for the link Snowolf,

I will defintely check it out as I have seem some of your videos before and they are very helpful. Would be good if they comes in a higher res.
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Are you from Indonesia kino?
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What kind of jacket are you wearing? I like the style and color of it.
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Actually that is a great idea unstrapping your back foot binding and stearing with your front foot. I discovered while getting off a lift and and slying down on a flat surface I notice that I can ride longer and more stable by controlling my heel and toe side. Pretty much your front foot do all the works. Before I was scared point the board downward and now I can do wide turns and not afraid of leaning downhill. I think once you pass that stage, you are pretty much have confident enough for turns.
i concur, i have issues with going up with t-bars which means I'm not steering particularly well on my front foot
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What kind of jacket are you wearing? I like the style and color of it.
burton embark jacket in grinchworm

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Are you from Indonesia kino?
yep, what gives it away?
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Your name on your youtube channel haha. I'm from indo too =).
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