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Old 12-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Soo this next season will only be my second full season of riding and last year when I would go out, on practically every run, I got this feeling that I was about to catch an edge and eat it. No matter the speed or what I changed I still got the feeling. Any ideas of what is causing this and how I can prevent it?
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Soo this next season will only be my second full season of riding and last year when I would go out, on practically every run, I got this feeling that I was about to catch an edge and eat it. No matter the speed or what I changed I still got the feeling. Any ideas of what is causing this and how I can prevent it?
Are you always slightly staying on edge or are you flat on the board?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is it when ur just cruising straight ahead without riding any edges? If so then be careful. Flat base too much and ur bound to catch an edge eventually.

Also, if you have a camber deck then you will probably have that issue more due to the contact points towards the tip and tail of your board.
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Gotta always work on lifting an edge. As a noob you should pretty much never be flat on your board. Keep your edges up! That's rule #1 to snowboarding...
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I think I ride with the board sort of flat.. How would I ride kind of straight while keeping my edges lifted??
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is it when ur just cruising straight ahead without riding any edges? If so then be careful. Flat base too much and ur bound to catch an edge eventually.

Also, if you have a camber deck then you will probably have that issue more due to the contact points towards the tip and tail of your board.
Correct me if I'm wrong,.. when flat basing for say, "X" distance (longer than a few dozen yards?) on a packed or icy run, particularly /w a cambered board. ANY small lapse in technique, i.e. shoulder alignment, centered/forward weighted stance etc. is likely to give you that "Edgy" feeling? Is this correct?

I have noticed myself, when riding straight & flat (...trying to get comfortable with speed,) my cambered Arbor Roundhouse will get a little,.. "fishtaily" for lack of a better/proper term! The rear of the board will tend to slide/turn down/across slope one way or 'tuther!

I assumed it was due to getting sloppy with my shoulder alignment?
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Correct me if I'm wrong,.. when flat basing for say, "X" distance (longer than a few dozen yards?) on a packed or icy run, particularly /w a cambered board. ANY small lapse in technique, i.e. shoulder alignment, centered/forward weighted stance etc. is likely to give you that "Edgy" feeling? Is this correct?
Yeah exactly... They just tend to hunt around when flat unless you're absolutely flying. I still try to stay on one edge or the other when on a cat track or at the bottom of a slope. If I wanted to go straight I would have bought skis!!!

Goes away though once you're in a couple inches of fresh or more. Can flatbase all day in powder! Although that would get boring too...
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I think I ride with the board sort of flat.. How would I ride kind of straight while keeping my edges lifted??
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ght-aways.html

Only time you'll ever need to ride straight though is a cat track, runout... If you find yourself bored on the runs you're on and turning slows you down too much, head to a steeper run. I find most people when learning to board do better on runs with some decent slope to them (i.e. a mid-range blue square) to help them get more used to full on edge control and carving.

Start learning to do S and C carves on a blue and you'll find the edge control you were missing. It's all about carving. No offence to any of the noobs out there, but my guess is 95% of them that come on here and say they can "carve" aren't even close, they're doing intermediate/dynamic slider turns.

Have fun and don't worry about falling! I still fall every day on the slopes...
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Yeah exactly... If I wanted to go straight I would have bought skis!!!
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Goes away though once you're in a couple inches of fresh or more. Can flatbase all day in powder! Although that would get boring too...
The one & only weekend last season that I got to ride "a couple inches of fresh", I noticed EXACTLY that!! It was GREAT!! Thanks for the confirmation! Hope this helps the OP too!!! (...sure looks like I'm gonna b "On Edge" for this season too!)
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The one & only weekend last season that I got to ride "a couple inches of fresh", I noticed EXACTLY that!! It was GREAT!! Thanks for the confirmation! Hope this helps the OP too!!! (...sure looks like I'm gonna b "On Edge" for this season too!)
Gotta plan a trip out West then! I know CO isn't getting the snow right now, and I think Montana is pretty bare too, but we're having a record year AGAIN here in Alberta...
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