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Old 01-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been watching your videos, trying to get better with turns and linking turns. Forgive me if this has been asked before, but in a lot of your videos, you mention to use the "sidecut" of the board. My question is, what do you mean by use the sidecut of the board to turn? What part of the board is the sidecut?

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Snowolf,
I have been watching your videos, trying to get better with turns and linking turns. Forgive me if this has been asked before, but in a lot of your videos, you mention to use the "sidecut" of the board. My question is, what do you mean by use the sidecut of the board to turn? What part of the board is the sidecut?

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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In addition to what Kirkrider said, the idea is when you lean the board up on your toe or heelside, that sidecut will actually bring the nose and tail up, and all you really have to do is balance on the thing while it rails through a turn.
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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for that.
Another question I hope you can help me with.
I have been riding for a couple years now. Last year, I finally got the basics down. Today I went up to Killington, VT. It seems a lot of times when I turn, I seem to turn uphill too much sometimes, and I seem to panic to let go of the edge to go downhill on steeps. When I am able to link turns, it seems when I am using the heel edge turn, I first put pressure on the front heal, but as much as I try to bend my knees, my back heal seems to be too straight, almost to the point where my knee is locked, and I have to wait for the board to come around to put pressure on my back heal. It's hard to explain, I know. I don't have a way to post a video, since I ride alone.
Just looking for some advice.
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Thanks for that.
Another question I hope you can help me with.
I have been riding for a couple years now. Last year, I finally got the basics down. Today I went up to Killington, VT. It seems a lot of times when I turn, I seem to turn uphill too much sometimes, and I seem to panic to let go of the edge to go downhill on steeps. When I am able to link turns, it seems when I am using the heel edge turn, I first put pressure on the front heal, but as much as I try to bend my knees, my back heal seems to be too straight, almost to the point where my knee is locked, and I have to wait for the board to come around to put pressure on my back heal. It's hard to explain, I know. I don't have a way to post a video, since I ride alone.
Just looking for some advice.
Thanks.
when your turning to your heelside you raise your toes up on your front foot with knees bend and then follow through with your back leg. do not pressure your heel,raising your toe would be enough to apply that edge. as you are turning lower your butt down like your about to sit down but not stick your ass out. as to what you mean by "to the point where my knee is locked" not following that one,sorry. i too have watched snowolf's vid numerous times cuz i'm too cheap to pay for a lesson. your other issue on steeps is just a matter of time. and one thing though, do not lose your confidence if you cannot seem to get it when it comes to steeps. everyone goes to that situation but you need to stay with it. try a mellow steep and practice there, it may take you a while or not but its a better way of learning how to be confident and get your turns down. if you think you got it, then get to a slightly steeper run. you ride alone so that helps, plenty of time. patience is a virtue and it applies to us riders.good luck and have fun. hope that helps.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks. What I mean by my knee locking is, it seems like my back foot is straight and I can't seem to bend it until I start the turn with my front foot, and go in a traverse.
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It seems the back knee bends inward at first, and I have to wait for my turn to get going before I came bend my knees right
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It seems the back knee bends inward at first, and I have to wait for my turn to get going before I came bend my knees right
i do not know how to post a vid from youtube,but there is a vid titled "how to snowboard: experiment with your knees" it was made by Snowprofessor. check it out and see if that can help you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks. I appreciate the help. I'll try that next time. I think part of my problem is, my legs aren't in as good of shape as they were last year. I had been going to the gym for the last month, but it just doesn't do justice. Every time I would turn, my quads would be burning. I have to get in better shape before I head up again.
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