Hi, I'm Sincraft, and I'm a flatboarder :( help.. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi, I'm Sincraft, and I'm a flatboarder :( help..

I have been catching my heel back edge lately and wondering why. Once every 3 times out, I bite it hard because of this. I then took my video and pointed it down to look at my board and realized...

1. Im sliding on steeper hills, so when I switch to the other edge my board isnt pointed enough down the fall line and obviously would be more prone to catching a back edge...

2. Im running pretty flat boarded. I dont really come up on edge all that sharp. I'm not really sure what I would need to do to change this. I've tried to take a sharp tilt on the board but it just doesnt go up on angle all that well. The board just wants to slide no matter what I try, and when I do a up / down dynamic for the turn, I noticed I'm unweighting the board almost too much and more prone to catching edges.

Not sure what things I could try to work toward fixing this. I'm ripping it down pretty fast and realizing that I'm JUST BARELY holding an edge during my travels.
Sincraft is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 10:50 PM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The faster you go, more you can lean on your edge. Point it.
blunted_nose is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 11:30 PM
Veteran Member
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,051
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
idk...i'll let snowolf advise...but if ur catching the tail back edge, ur not on moving on to the nose enough or fast enough, or you're rushing to fast and your nose may not in the fall line enough and get lower....really squat/crouch in the knees and keep your leading shoulder pointed down the fall line. I think if you squat into the turn...lowest being at the apex/middle of the curn, you really can't keep the board flat and it will bite the edge more.

another thing if you have trouble getting on edge...board might be a tad too wide

Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 03-05-2013 at 11:34 PM.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 01:44 AM
Senior Member
behi's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Adjust your binding to get some forward lean. You want to bend your knees and forward lean forces you to do so. That will really improve angling your board on both toe and heel side.

For dynamic turns, if you do the edge change early, you need some speed to counter gravity. The more speed, the earlier you can do the edge change.

Try to practice very short radius dynamic turns on terrain that's not so steep. Doing short turns at more and more speed will force you to do cleaner edge transitions. That will help you prepare for the steeper stuff.

Last edited by behi; 03-06-2013 at 01:53 AM.
behi is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 08:04 AM
Resident Snowman
aiidoneus's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As Behi mentioned, forward lean is commonly overlooked. It can make a big improvement. How well fitting are your boots?

You may also be shifting your weight to the rear as you move to steeper slopes. This can make the board back heavy and make turning more difficult. Try and focus on keeping the weight balanced and a little forward.

Also post the video, may help provide some details.

Last edited by aiidoneus; 03-06-2013 at 08:07 AM.
aiidoneus is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome