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post #111 of 153 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 09:10 AM
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Your trying to prove something that your wrong about. There are multiple people that have told you tha they can flat base. Your just mincing words to try to be right about something you can't do well. Flatbasing at 50-60 mph isn't easy to do on a regular basis safely without riding a lot and having good overall board control. Ive ridden over 100 days this season so far and flat base daily at least a few times. The OP asked about flat basing and he was answered but you just wanna keep saying your right, it's not possible.... Sorry, your wrong.
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Do you understand what devils advocate means ? Also, I never said it can't be done. I just said it makes no sense. I'm allowed to have an opinion, FWIW, I didn't restart this conversation.. I'm just trying to add food for thought. Multiple people have also commented that after going out and paying attention, they DO tend to at least apply a little pressure to one edge or other . You need to relax man, it's the Internet. The entire point of a forum is discussion and debate .


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Funny... we had the flatbase discussion only yesterday at the apr廥-boarding (to avoid further pettifoggery: I'm aware that COMLPETE flatbase is as impossible as drawing a PERFECT straight line, even if you use a sharp pencil and a ruler, but I guess the intention of the OP was not to discuss physics ). So for the purists: lets assume that if I use the term "flatbase", I mean as flatbased as physically possible with a moving object on a never complete even underground

A guy of the pack (riding a Custom X) stated he never flatbases, cause it's too dangerous whereas my husband claims to do it very frequently, no matter what board he's riding (both are riding 20years and ride like hell). I assume, they know what they're talking about and the quintessence for me is, that its a very personal decision.

I only flatbase longer stretches since this season (my 10th season in this resort). Never trusted the camber boards I rode so far enough. With the Flagship I ride now (its said to be a hybrid camber but actually its just flat between the feet ) I gradually got closer to flatbase longer stretches, cause it simply gave me the feeling that it's ok to do so. I guess, the board shape is an important variable. Sure, an expert might be able to savely flatbase every board, but thats again a puristic discussion.

You shouldn't force yourself to flatbase. I'm not good in giving technical details... it should FEEL ok to do so (yeah... women and feelings, I know ) Began with only several meters to sound the reaction of the board and gradually increased. Now its about 20m flatbased - little adjust of direction - flat again. Always riding low and centered and very concentrated, feet relaxed but ready to react immediately, reading the terrain well in front of me and prepared to put a little pressure on an edge if the terrain changes. I only do it on runouts with good sight/overview and flat non chopped up snow to gain speed.
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Riding on a groom slope with 3" of light powder on top makes it easy. Im not mad about his point of view at all. Im sitting slope side in vail having lunch after a couple hours of flatbasing.
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I love flat basing. Haha...
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Just an additional variable to throw into the fire is the question of how much fresh snow is on the ground. At one extreme you have the polished hardpack which is extremely squirrely, at the other extreme you're trying to "flatbase" through a foot of powder (beyond that even the quotes don't work). I think that a certain amount of fresh on top of the hardpack dampens the squirreliness and helps keep the board aligned with the direction of travel.

So now you all have to start all over, taking this into consideration.


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Flatbase,freebase,flatline.. Idgaf anymore lol


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Just an additional variable to throw into the fire is the question of how much fresh snow is on the ground. At one extreme you have the polished hardpack which is extremely squirrely, at the other extreme you're trying to "flatbase" through a foot of powder (beyond that even the quotes don't work). I think that a certain amount of fresh on top of the hardpack dampens the squirreliness and helps keep the board aligned with the direction of travel.

So now you all have to start all over, taking this into consideration.
Nope.

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And how did that post work out?


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I just got back from flatbasing 24" of powder, only got stuck once...waist deep wading out


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