I am not going to play games with you here. Now you seem to be nit picking to argue a point. My answer to your question was straight forward. Flat base as a technique with a purpose such as making it across a flat area or up a hill. Until you have improved as a competent rider, try to avoid doing it for long stretches. The fact that you ate shit is a result of you not having the technique mastered and I was trying to help you. Take the advice and progress into being able to do it right and know when you can or need to or don't and keep eating shit; your call.
No, sorry, genuinely confused. You basically said not to do it, then you said it has its place for those situations, then I said I intended to use it for those situations, then you said not to do it again. Now you say I don't have the technique, and that is why I ate shit, which I acknowledge, and is the reason I'm asking.
SO WHAT IS THE DAMN TECHNIQUE TO DO IT IN APPROPRIATE SITUATIONS WITHOUT EATING SHIT?
All of the debate in this thread is about whether or not you should, when you should, whether its even possible, as well as a bunch of insults. No one except wrathfuldiety and ETM have even tried to explain the technique. Edit: And now, you, have finally tried explaining the technique in your last post. Thanks. That's all I was asking. And behi added some tips too.
-Keep shoulders aligned (boarder cross guys seem to break this rule the whole time with open shoulders, so kinda confused, but ok)
-Easier to do in softer snow than harder snow
-Easier to do at higher speeds than slow on a cat track/flat
-Keep ankles loose
-Auto-correcting micro-adjustments via pressure changes come naturally with practice
-Keep weight forward (both intuitive and confusing, because you don't catch edges if way in the back seat, like tail pressing/buttering)
-Use counter-rotation with any available body part if the back wants to swing out and catch
-True flatbasing is a unicorn that only ETM and timmytard have seen
-ETM and timmytard are sinners