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Old 02-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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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.
i agree with you

there are also many other good advices here, wish I saw these last season

I first tried to do easy green one footed runs, then J turns. I was fine with all of those however I fell almost 6 out of 10 times getting out of lift then naturally I started to use my right hand (i am goofy), keep it down a bit, bending my knees and ankles and loosen up my legs this helped me a lot,
I used to be really stiff like knowing that I am gonna fall. I noticed that balance is easy to keep when you're loose, and god yea looking at your board is def. wrong.

Learning to keep your balance also helps on express rope tow, which was extremely hard at first for me

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Because the lift operators frown when I strap on in the chair?
yea you're right they go crazy when they see that, i was trying to get away with it too when I was having troubles getting off from chair lift. one easy way is to get a rear entry bindings this way you can easily put your foot in when you're on the lift but surely this is prolly not advisible as we need to learn the proper way!
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Strap in on the chair on infront of the chair

When you talk about riding are you talking about the last 10 feet when you follow the chair and wait for the next?
Regular Stance-
-Practice this side stepping on regular ground -Left foot slides , pick up right food and bring to left foot- repeat.

-Now do the same thing step with left , but bring your right foot to your left heel(the step or kick) If you hold your right foot up and you don't fall over, you are balanced. Now on the next step bring the right foot even with your left foot ( on the board), now repeat

This will teach you how to balance on that left foot and the amount of bending at knees is necessary. Start with just your right foot parallel to your left, when you get better, your right foot can got perpendicualar when you bring it to your left heel, and your can get a hard push.

Or you are like my niece, rides goofy and skates in the lift line regular, makes getting of the lift an automatic fall, what do you tell a know it all kid

If this is the case , it wont matter because you are strap in on the lift and you can ride right off the lift. This is why this old man rides the Cinch too I don't have the flexibility to reach my toes. The contrand were also pretty easy, it is the traditional toe stap that I don't want to deal with on the lift. The upper buckles doesn't piviot like other staps, so you can do it one handed and feed the ladder through.
Sorry...I have no idea what you were writing!
I have no trouble getting on or off the chair, even when I don't "cinch" in on the chair. My difficulty is on those occasions when after exiting the chair, there might be a 40-50' gentle incline to the lip of the run (for example)...traveling a decent distance with my lead foot in and my trailing foot loose.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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i agree with you

there are also many other good advices here, wish I saw these last season

I first tried to do easy green one footed runs, then J turns. I was fine with all of those however I fell almost 6 out of 10 times getting out of lift then naturally I started to use my right hand (i am goofy), keep it down a bit, bending my knees and ankles and loosen up my legs this helped me a lot,
I used to be really stiff like knowing that I am gonna fall. I noticed that balance is easy to keep when you're loose, and god yea looking at your board is def. wrong.

Learning to keep your balance also helps on express rope tow, which was extremely hard at first for me



yea you're right they go crazy when they see that, i was trying to get away with it too when I was having troubles getting off from chair lift. one easy way is to get a rear entry bindings this way you can easily put your foot in when you're on the lift but surely this is prolly not advisible as we need to learn the proper way!
Yeah...I used to have Flow bindings (rear entry), and now have K2 Cinch rear entry bindings. I slap in on the chair if the run is one where I can get off and head down right away. On those where I can't, I leave with the rear foot out. I have no trouble getting off the chair or going short distances. I see other riders able to skate 40-50' with only their lead foot in the binding. I can't seem to keep from fishtailing (sliding the ass end of the board out) on longer distances.
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Yeah...I used to have Flow bindings (rear entry), and now have K2 Cinch rear entry bindings. I slap in on the chair if the run is one where I can get off and head down right away. On those where I can't, I leave with the rear foot out. I have no trouble getting off the chair or going short distances. I see other riders able to skate 40-50' with only their lead foot in the binding. I can't seem to keep from fishtailing (sliding the ass end of the board out) on longer distances.
now I got ya I am with you on that when there's a long way down after getting off from the chair lift I used to lose my balance too. From my personal experience I tried being loose, bending knees and ankles and stopped with heel side when I feel like I am about to lose control (or going fast), this helped me a lot, after full stop or slow down start skating again.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I think one of the issues that might be causing skating problems is a tendency to just keep your back foot flat. If you have weight on it, this will prevent the back half of the board from going up on edge. Instead, when trying to put the board on edge with your front foot, make sure you put all your back foot weight on either the toe or the heel. This will allow the whole board to come up on edge, which should prevent or at least reduce the tendency to spin out.
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So when you go down the black diamands one you leaning on your downhill foot and carving or skid turning with the up hill foot?

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I strap in while I'm on the lift.
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