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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 03:55 PM
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Maybe you are standing up too tall? It is pretty common for people when skating around to stop bending their knees and ankles a bit. Harder to balance and control the board that way.

I also second the 'look where you want to go, not at your board' as another good possibility.
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Did MUCH better today...it was definitely that I was opening my shoulders up...twisting my upper body to "face" forward instead of just turning my head.
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Out of curiosity, why are you riding with one foot. We all do it at times when strapping in just isn't worth it, but why would you want to do a run like that?
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Out of curiosity, why are you riding with one foot. We all do it at times when strapping in just isn't worth it, but why would you want to do a run like that?
Because the lift operators frown when I strap on in the chair?
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Out of curiosity, why are you riding with one foot. We all do it at times when strapping in just isn't worth it, but why would you want to do a run like that?
Not sure about a run, but here its pretty common to come across flats and down to the lodge from the two near by chairs at Whistler.
A few people ride one foot out in prep for freestyle tricks with one out too.

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Because the lift operators frown when I strap on in the chair?

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Not sure about a run, but here its pretty common to come across flats and down to the lodge from the two near by chairs at Whistler.
A few people ride one foot out in prep for freestyle tricks with one out too.
Gotcha, didn't click that it was mostly for getting off the lift. I thought people were doing one footed runs.

I agree with keep relaxed, just let the board run.
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If the area between the chair and the run favors it, I just strap in while on the chair (K2 Cinches) and ride right off and down (baddass senior citizen).
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Consciously think to keep ur front hand lower then back hand. This Lil tip helped out my riding SO much!

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Consciously think to keep ur front hand lower then back hand. This Lil tip helped out my riding SO much!
Will try...thanks.
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Consciously think to keep ur front hand lower then back hand. This Lil tip helped out my riding SO much!
hah that's heaps good, it'll ensure you're leaning more forward than back.. clever

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