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I don't care about this argument anymore, but I am consistently amazed at the low level of intelligence on this forum sometimes.

Your theory may be correct, but your explanations are assanine. It is a fundamental truth that to control the board you need an edge. (Maybe the exception is if you ride by simply muscling the board around..but even then an edge catch is almost inevitable)
You also contradict yourself in the same sentence .. "When conditions are perfect (which they never are)..." - wouldn't that make your point completely...pointless?

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if you are flat basing, you are "out of control" until you re-engage an edge. simply because you can't control a board without its edge.
I may not be in total control, but gravity is, & I understand how gravity works

I know where the board is going to go, before it does.

That my friend, is being in control.

I can read the contour of the land, so I know when I'm going to need to be in control.

That's when I carve


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Also, open shoulders, not parallel over board!

Also, riding in the back seat while flat!

Everyone has conflicting advice on this
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I may not be in total control, but gravity is, & I understand how gravity works

I know where the board is going to go, before it does.

That my friend, is being in control.

I can read the contour of the land, so I know when I'm going to need to be in control.

That's when I carve


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Truth right here.
Those who know, know. Those who dont say its not possible.

You could say its more than being in control of your board, its being in control of your environment. Just thinking about your edges is a 2 dimentional take on the big picture.

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Is flat basing to make it across a flat section or build up speed to make it up a hill appropriate? I say yes it is but a prudent rider uses this as a tool with a specific purpose. .
This is exactly how I use it.

And sometimes for fun, just to give myself a rush on a 50m wide perfcely groomed run in japan with no tracks and nobody on it.
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Truth right here.
Those who know, know. Those who dont say its not possible.

You could say its more than being in control of your board, its being in control of your environment.
Another unbelievably stupid statement. You can control your environment like you can control the weather.

At least just say " I ride flat based and I swear by it " than coming up with stupid statement after stupid statement.

Oh and that is NOT how you said you use it. You said you bomb runs flat based .


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Do you want to watch some of my videos and see that I dont get around flat basing everywhere? Will that shut you up?
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Another unbelievably stupid statement. You can control your environment like you can control the weather.

At least just say " I ride flat based and I swear by it " than coming up with stupid statement after stupid statement.

Oh and that is NOT how you said you use it. You said you bomb runs flat based .
I refer you to my original post

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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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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.
you also wrote this
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Another unbelievably stupid statement. You can control your environment like you can control the weather.

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Ok poor choice of words on my behalf. It may not be controlling your environment, more using it to your advantage by knowing how to read it rather than ignoring your environment and only using your direct input to the board as a means of guiding you from the top to the bottom.
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