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Old 02-10-2014, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I went out with my new board (Burton Clash) for the first time Saturday, but I had a few questions.
I can turn and stop on my heelside no problem. Toeside is a little tricky for me. I can turn toeside, but it is very gradual and not sharp at all. Ive taken a class before, but it wasnt very helpful and didn't teach me much. When I need to make a sharp toeside turn (maybe if someone fell in front of me) I would brake, then ride switch for a while. Im going out this Friday and hope to be able to make sharper turns by then.
The next problem I noticed while just finishing off a gradual toeside turn (if that helps at all). It seems that my toe/front toeside edge caught on some snow, and I wiped out. My board was pretty flat on the snow so I don't think it was my boot, but I have not detuned any edges before heading out. Should I? I also go to the park, but didnt notice any edges catching on the rails.
Also, coming from what seem unwaxed rentals, this board rips! Unbelievable how much I had to control my speed where as before if I turned at all, I was hardly going at all.

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Old 02-11-2014, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well first thing every noob always do is sitting in the back seat. too much pressure on the back foot meaning the back of the board would wash out and start to point down hill. so get out of the back seat and get in the driver's seat.
the reason why you turns are gradual is because your body is quite on the board. you are pivoting the board at the board instead of at your waist. you will notice aggressive riders upperbody is relatively quite where the lower switches back and forth to effectively pressure the edges in turns.
when you on heel edge, make sure your toes are firmly against the top of your boot. if necessary, dial in some forward lean on your high back so you keep the front edge at least not pressured.

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Agreed, pressure on the front foot and bend those knees for control. Work your waist knees and feet together.
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Ok, I tried to remember to take weight off my back foot, but it did get a little tired. Also to make sharper turns, I should use my waist more?
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Ok, I tried to remember to take weight off my back foot, but it did get a little tired. Also to make sharper turns, I should use my waist more?
sharper turns meaning you will have to really get the edge dig into the snow meaning your board should be more perpendicular to the surface like this. dont do it at low speeds tho cuz you will lose balance.
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Oh, and should also mention when I went out on a rental, I was able to make these turns fairly easily. It was much smaller though. But I'll try out the tips this Friday, thanks!
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Oh, and should also mention when I went out on a rental, I was able to make these turns fairly easily. It was much smaller though. But I'll try out the tips this Friday, thanks!
Rental could have had more of a rocker bottom
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Do as this guy does
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