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Explain the positioning and importance of shoulders to me

Hey guys, im looking for some tips to imporve my riding.

I am self taught and can handle blues fairly easily..but because I am self taught I am fairly certain that i have a few bad habits that not only wear me out (backfoot ruddering) but also may end up hurting/injuring me in the future and I want to get rid of these bad habits as soon as i can. I am also teaching my gf how to ride and I want her to not pick up the bad habits I have.

My main concern is about shoulders. Should they always be in line with the board and only my head should be turned and looking where to go...also what to do with my arms, i usually ride fairly relaxed with my arms hanging down by my side. When I initiate my toe turns i tend to lean into my forward foot and turn my front shoulder over the toe edge of my board..is this correct? for the heels I tend to do the same with the front shoulder over my heel edge and then i pretend like im sitting down on a toilet. On my toes I sometimes feel my back leg wanting to rudder even though im leaning mostly on my front foot, same thing with my heels.

Because of this i am pretty sure most of my turns are mostly "skids" leaving a nice snow shower behind (if you know what I mean).

I want to ride cleaner and smoother..and more centered...
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Snowolf has some great video's for this explanation. The search function is a wonderful thing!
Dynamic Skidded Turns - YouTube
is his youtube channel. Enjoy
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thank you. will check this out!
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