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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You scare me

You are most likely a snowboard instructor... or an engineer, or both.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Edge View Post
I honestly don't know if that made sense or not. What the fuck.

Don't skid on ice, you'll die.

Learn to carve, or stay away from ice.
You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

OP, post a video of your riding, without that any feedback is impossible.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A video of me riding would be about 120 riding days ago, or 2 years, completely different.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think it really depends. In really steep moguls, I personally like to ride by starting the turn with my upper body (shoulder). Then drive my knees hard to get a lot of edge angle and a quick turn. On my heelside, I lead with shoulder again but instead I lean back hard, and bring my mid section forward. This sounds funny, but it keeps my back, and weight better in line with the heelside edge.

The other technique you are talking about, keeping your upper body mostly static, and really only carving with the lower body is quite a bit harder for most I think. The timing and edge transitions are much faster, and the lower body is very dynamic. This is just a guess, but I think if you are too counter rotated doing this, it may be a timing issue. I find just before I am too rotated, the board has lots of energy and wants to pop to the other edge.

P.S. you can't carve on real ice .. You only skid, head to Mont Tremblant out east after rain then a freeze.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Surely riding ice or steep ice at that isn't especially different from any other (non-pow) riding...

keep a balanced position, keep you body inline with the board (quiet upper body) Let the board turn in good time, don't force it around - allow it to flow. Get more dynamic with your legs the steeper it is. This will help control your speed and allow you to turn through the fall line with easy confidence.

Soak up bumps with your legs.

Save rotation and other exaggerated movements for adjustment and finesse during the turn only.
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