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kenshapiro2002 02-05-2013 02:10 PM

Still Can't Ride With One Foot Loose!
On my sixth year...riding black diamonds with confidence, and still can't run with my back foot out of the binding. I've tried putting more weight on my front foot (improvement), pressing my back boot right up against the binding...moving the back foot farther forward (close to the front foot), which seems to help, but still can't carry any speed at all without losing the ability to steer. It's my weakest point in riding. HELP !!!:dunno:

rwspear 02-05-2013 02:20 PM

go buy a skateboard this spring

atr3yu 02-05-2013 02:22 PM

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Do you ride a heavily rockered board? I have no issues one foot out on a cambered deck, but rockered I have been known to do some helicopter spins while skating.

redlude97 02-05-2013 02:28 PM

do you use some type of stomp pad?

kenshapiro2002 02-05-2013 02:29 PM

K2 Raygun. I do have a stomp pad. My back foot is secure on the stomp pad.

Casual 02-05-2013 02:44 PM

the key is to look where you want to go and relax. dont fight it, dont look down, just go with it.

Soggysnow 02-05-2013 02:59 PM

On my new snowboard I decided to opt for no stomp pad so I am not relying on it. My skating has improved for sure but I have not done any longer distance attempts yet.

wrathfuldeity 02-05-2013 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by Casual (Post 683746)
the key is to look where you want to go and relax. dont fight it, dont look down, just go with it.

^not that I'm very good at it....ride light...start doing it on the bunny hill. For me, I'm anxious when I got to link some turns with some speed....straight line I can do. I want to get to the point of having a cup of coffee or pizza in my hand when 1 footy doing the bunny hill.

Soggysnow 02-05-2013 03:14 PM

Found this thread that touches on the same thing, might help

cjcameron11 02-05-2013 03:20 PM

I have this exact problem, i used to think i was just horrible at it. When i changed from a Lib (C2) to a berzerker (slight camber) i found i instantly got better at skating and doing a green run with one foot out.

I am still not awesome at it, in fact my confidence is shit when i have to be aggressive with one foot in (i.e avoid a newb trying to take me out). BUT i found the board type made a big difference for my lack of skill.

I wish i could get better at it though!

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