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Old 03-12-2013, 06:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think of it like this... If you're actually flat basing, you're not actually snowboarding, what you're doing is standing on a snowboard. My 2 year old can stand on a snowboard (flat-base down a hill), but he sure as shit can't snowboard.
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May as well stand on a sled.
So you don't consider boardercross to be snowboarding, ok.

Of course no one is talking about going top to bottom in a straight line while flat, but there is a ton of flat base riding in boardercross.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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here's the deal, ur cruising along rotated open shoulder (mystery date), in the backseat and on heel edge...doing just fine....but then you switch edge to toe and bam scorped

its because you didn't get in the front seat
or close before you went toeside
or likely both

there is lots of arguement about flatbased verses really on edge...

yes admittedly you want to be on a edge...but there are times that you are flat enough...yet on a very slight edge, that if you don't have you technique down you are going to eat shit...Thus the arguement is senseless because no one talks about the finer points of when, where and how to ride at a very very low angle....i.e, flatbased
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So you don't consider boardercross to be snowboarding, ok.

Of course no one is talking about going top to bottom in a straight line while flat, but there is a ton of flat base riding in boardercross.
I was just joking... When he said a 2 year old standing on a board it made me think of when we were kids and we'd try to stand up in our sleds. Funny shit. (the sleds, not your scorpions)
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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To be fair my scorpion actually was quite funny. They usually are.

Edit: Found this old thread, didn't see it in the search because the title wasn't quite intuitive. Looks like it was quite debated already:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ying-edge.html

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here's the deal, ur cruising along rotated open shoulder (mystery date)TE'O'd, in the backseat and on heel edge...doing just fine....but then you switch edge to toe and bam scorped

its because you didn't get in the front seat
or close before you went toeside
or likely both

there is lots of arguement about flatbased verses really on edge...

yes admittedly you want to be on a edge...but there are times that you are flat enough...yet on a very slight edge, that if you don't have you technique down you are going to eat shit...Thus the arguement is senseless because no one talks about the finer points of when, where and how to ride at a very very low angle....i.e, flatbased
for reference only...
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I flatbase a lot. I do it on flat runouts so I maintain speed and I also do it sometimes on big groomers just to see how fast I can go and I quite enjoy the feeling.
Its definately not a technical move but it is a part of snowboarding that if you dont master you will get caught out sooner or later either with a scorpion or not making it through a flat runout because you washed off your speed by using an edge.
I also do it at the end of the day when Im physically spent and cbfd carving, I just want to ride powder stashes

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I flatbase a lot. I do it on flat runouts so I maintain speed and I also do it sometimes on big groomers just to see how fast I can go and I quite enjoy the feeling.
Its definately not a technical move but it is a part of snowboarding that if you dont master you will get caught out sooner or later either with a scorpion or not making it through a flat runout because you washed off your speed by using an edge.
I also do it at the end of the day when Im physically spent and cbfd carving, I just want to ride powder stashes
I think you THINK you're flat basing but I'd be willing to bet money that you're not.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Dude please.
You think your posting but maybe youre not LOL. I would love to take your money but for geographical reasons it will never happen unfortunately

I can flat base at maximum speed without even going near an edge, I fly past everyone on the mountain when Im doing it. Its just something I can do.

My edges are flat on the bottom and 88 on the side too, sharp like a razor blade so I kinda know when I engage one.

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you don't have to be engaging in edge when you put pressure on it. You have to have some sort of pressure on an edge or else eventually you will scorpion big time when you least expect it.

If you are going maximum speed completely flat based, you're an idiot.
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you don't have to be engaging in edge when you put pressure on it. You have to have some sort of pressure on an edge or else eventually you will scorpion big time when you least expect it.

If you are going maximum speed completely flat based, you're an idiot.
Im totally in control, whats the issue? I can use an edge at any time if I need to.
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