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Old 04-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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And I don't mean the dollar bills tips. It seem those who post a video get the most help, so here it goes. Sorry of the choppiness, I used youtube to take out the shakiness but resulted in choppiness. Now lets see if I can embed this thing.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Off to a good start. In 2nd part of the video your knees were more bent, keep working on that. Try to keep your shoulders in line with the board. A good drill to do is to ride with hands together, first in front, then in back and practice bending knees.
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Yeah a lot of people start out riding with that almost straight up and down pose... Work on really bending the knees, they're your suspension for handling rougher terrain and if they're fully extended all the time you'll have trouble absorbing bumps.

One thing that may help is increasing the forward lean angle of the bindings highbacks. It can help force you to bend your knees until you're used to doing it naturally.

Otherwise, keep practising! It looks like you're having fun so just keep it up...
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lookin good, nice n smooth
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tips for female riders? Tell 'em yer ugly, like Mixie does (although I'm sure she's not)...that'll keep them creepers away. Sorry, couldn't resist

Anyway...Lots of good advice already given. Looking smooth, keep practicing and having fun
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I could never ride with straight legs. I always felt like I would fall any moment.
But riding with bent knees is killing my quads within 2 hours.
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I could never ride with straight legs. I always felt like I would fall any moment.
But riding with bent knees is killing my quads within 2 hours.
That's what it's like at first, and then your quads get in shape quick! By the end of the season I can do 3-4 days in a row of hard riding without much quad pain. First couple days of the season I can hardly walk! lol
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Off to a good start. In 2nd part of the video your knees were more bent, keep working on that. Try to keep your shoulders in line with the board. A good drill to do is to ride with hands together, first in front, then in back and practice bending knees.
Totally agree with Lamps here.

1. Align your upper body with your board as much as possible. Holding your hands in front or back is an excellent tactic to improve shoulder alignment. Another tactic is to hold on to the bottom of your jacket at your sides while riding, for the same effect.

2. Yes, flex your knees. As Poutanen points out, it will improve your ability to adapt to changing terrain. The run you were on looked like a very smooth groomer. When you get into chop/crud, a static body position will have you bouncing around and falling.

3. It looks like you're ready for steeper terrain. This run looked like a walk in the park on a snowboard. The tips we have all mentioned will become evident on more challenging slopes.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What resort and run is this at?
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Dont turn .............................. so much
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