I've got to practice these next year. A couple of times this year I dove hard into a heelside turn, with my forearm down. My weight got a little far forward during the tur, and I had rotated my body a little hard into the turn, this caused the laid out carve to accidentally turn into a nose roll as the carve expired, it felt really natural and got some cheers from the lift.
I've got to practice the switch carving next year so I can gracefully continue riding (a la Kasper Carver) rather than flat spining a 180 to get back to my normal postion.
While we're at this is there any reason a high end free carving board couldn't be a twin tip? It would make this type of riding easier, at least mentally anyways. Actually I'm going to take that back I think as my HB jibstick I'd want something non-metal about 167 length with a slalom sidecut, medium to soft stiffness (for HB at my weight), 22 cm waist, and twin tipped for this type of riding. A long high end carver is going to be to stiff to lay a good long nose roll into anyways. Can be done, just requires way more commitment.
I just realized I described a BX board.
Last edited by Puddy Tat; March 14th, 2010 at 09:04 AM.
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