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January 9th, 2008, 11:03 PM
so this time we have a little more to work with (though the low lighting made it difficult and the conditions still werent very good) so anyone have any pointers? any obvious mistakes we're making that when fixed will improve our riding? All comments are appreciated!:biggthump
January 10th, 2008, 11:56 AM
First thing I notice about the guy in camo - his stance looks a little narrow. He's a tall guy or his board is really short. From what I understand, a too-narrow stance promotes a swaying hip kind of motion which is what I see him doing.
Your (tan coat) riding looks pretty good to me. You're driving your legs toward the snow. Notice the difference in the lower leg angle between you and Paragon. I can't carve hard unless I am really trying to drive my boot cuff into the snow.
Those kind of conditions don't help. You can hardly set an edge in that kind of snow/ice so the tendency is to make quick, short turns without really committing to an edge.
January 10th, 2008, 12:34 PM
boards a 160, and im 6'0" im gonna try widening the stance a bit though, thanks:biggthump
January 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Paragon, if that's a Burton, there's your problem. Burton FP inserts are set at something like 17 inches. Way too narrow for a 6 footer. I ride my FP with my front foot on the forward most inserts and the rear foot on the second from the last. That gives me about 19 inches.
January 10th, 2008, 03:05 PM
yepp, good call, i never actually took the time to check the stance width on my FP
January 10th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the advice! i guess i dont have enough experience with boards to have thought of that:smashfrea As for me: I want to know what to do with my hands. I was pretty tense in the video due to the scary snow conditions, but even in hero groom im unsure. Also, my edge change from appx t=40s to t=43s looks strange, and i cant figure out why. Does it look like im pumping? that could have carried over from longboarding. should i not?
January 10th, 2008, 08:17 PM
I wish some other guys would chime in here because I feel highly unqualified. Yes, what to do with hands. How about a smoke in one and a beer in the other? Failing that, I try to reach for the board with my downhill hand and keep my uphill hand high. This helps keep my shoulders level with the slope.
Are you familiar with the Core Four?
4. Level Shoulder
Come on guys, someone else chime here.
BTW, you guys ever make it to Holiday Valley or anywhere in Ontario? Would be cool riding with you.
January 10th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Never really thought about taking a trip up there, we might check it out sometime though.
As for the core four, ive heard about it here and there but i think the actual article was before my time and i never saw it.
January 10th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Would be glad to meet you guys at Holiday Valley any day. It's a 2.5 hour drive for me. If you can make it to Ontario, all the better although I can't in good conscience recommend any hill other than Blue Mountain in Collingwood which is a long drive for you.
If you want to do Gore, Bristol or Whiteface, I'd consider that too but it would require a bit more planning for me.
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