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Old 03-01-2012   #1
 
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Snowboarding Tips

I got to thinking that after a couple decades dragging knuckles, I'm still learning stuff. This thread is to sharing tips that have made a difference. Here's a few:

Trailing hand in front of trailing hip: Greater balance, faster turns, more control.
Canting highbacks forward greatly improves heelside carving.
Knees bent; weight over the center of the board.
Just like boating, focus your eyes a few turns ahead of your next move.

What have you got?

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Highback canting is for race dweeps and pipe jockeys. Save your calves and dial them out completely.
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I got to thinking that after a couple decades dragging knuckles, I'm still learning stuff. This thread is to sharing tips that have made a difference. Here's a few:

Trailing hand in front of trailing hip: Greater balance, faster turns, more control.
Canting highbacks forward greatly improves heelside carving.
Knees bent; weight over the center of the board.
Just like boating, focus your eyes a few turns ahead of your next move.

What have you got?
Keep shoulders parallel to fall line.
Flex into turn initiation/Extend for turn transition
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Check your landings.

Send it.
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Check your landings.

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Some beginner/intermediate advice on form:

Don't hunch over!!!! Toe edge becomes really enjoyable only when you arch the back and stick your pelvis over the toe edge. Pretend a giant fan blade is going to cut your ass off. Drop them knees in there, feel the binding straps transfer the power to the board.

One of the more difficult things to teach and describe is heel edge form. Here's the best I've heard: Be in a position like you are seated in a chair and there is a cute girl four chairs down. You are stretching your shoulders and head over the back of the chair to check her out.

Note that neither of these forms on either edge is farking hunched over.
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Keep shoulders parallel to fall line.
This is junk. Keep your shoulder roughly parallel to your board.

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Flex into turn initiation/Extend for turn transition
This is helpful sometimes and less helpful other times. The best rider will be able to extend/flex at any point through the turn. This is how you ride over terrain, not just flat groomers.
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Some beginner/intermediate advice on form:

Don't hunch over!!!! Toe edge becomes really enjoyable only when you arch the back and stick your pelvis over the toe edge. Pretend a giant fan blade is going to cut your ass off. Drop them knees in there, feel the binding straps transfer the power to the board.

One of the more difficult things to teach and describe is heel edge form. Here's the best I've heard: Be in a position like you are seated in a chair and there is a cute girl four chairs down. You are stretching your shoulders and head over the back of the chair to check her out.

Note that neither of these forms on either edge is farking hunched over.
Yes!! This is how I learned to board, toeside my instructor said we needed to imitate Wayne from Waynes World doing a Schwing!!

Also for women learning remember your "cowgirl" pose - ladies naturally stand knee's together but you need to open up your knee's to control and turn the board.
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Front forearm held up in front of your face when busting through tight trees can be a face saver!

Creeking is great for kayaking, but shitty for snowboarding. Avoid little snow covered drainages at all costs.

Agree on a plan for what to do If you get separated BEFORE you get separated

Car time going snow boarding is a great time to plan next seasons boating trip
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