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    Posted: Feb/15/2009 at 1:36pm
Well over the weekend, I went snowboarding with my sister. She claims that she is trying her hardest to keep the board straight but she can't and just ends up on her heel edge. I've been watching her and it seems that every time she attempts to put the board straight, the toe edge on her back foot gets caught in the snow a lot. What could be her problem?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/15/2009 at 5:38pm
Weight distribution. She might be putting her board down flat, but still has weight out over one edge or the other. 
Also probably not very relaxed, and is tensing up pretty bad - causing the board to shift around as a result. 
I'm here for the gangbang....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 9:01am
Originally posted by Sinixstar

Weight distribution. She might be putting her board down flat, but still has weight out over one edge or the other. 
Also probably not very relaxed, and is tensing up pretty bad - causing the board to shift around as a result. 


Yea. I keep telling her to relax but she says she is. Sometimes I don't believe her since she doesn't look relaxed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 9:09am
Originally posted by tc913

Originally posted by Sinixstar

Weight distribution. She might be putting her board down flat, but still has weight out over one edge or the other. 
Also probably not very relaxed, and is tensing up pretty bad - causing the board to shift around as a result. 


Yea. I keep telling her to relax but she says she is. Sometimes I don't believe her since she doesn't look relaxed.

you can tell when someone's relax, and when they're all tightened up.
She could be relaxed, but still has weight over one edge or the other. It's not just a matter of relaxing, but having your weight centered over the board. 

She might need to open up her stance a bit too, or just tweak binding angles. Binding angles could be causing her body to want to twist around - thus twisting the board around. fairly common.

I'm here for the gangbang....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 9:20am
Am I the only one who read this thread title and was like "...really?"
I'm just here for the titties
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 9:27am
Originally posted by Sinixstar

Originally posted by tc913

Originally posted by Sinixstar

Weight distribution. She might be putting her board down flat, but still has weight out over one edge or the other. 
Also probably not very relaxed, and is tensing up pretty bad - causing the board to shift around as a result. 


Yea. I keep telling her to relax but she says she is. Sometimes I don't believe her since she doesn't look relaxed.

you can tell when someone's relax, and when they're all tightened up.
She could be relaxed, but still has weight over one edge or the other. It's not just a matter of relaxing, but having your weight centered over the board. 

She might need to open up her stance a bit too, or just tweak binding angles. Binding angles could be causing her body to want to twist around - thus twisting the board around. fairly common.



Thanks for clearing it up for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 9:28am
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Am I the only one who read this thread title and was like "...really?"


I am straight as a bullet LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 10:07am
Originally posted by tc913

Originally posted by mattaleao

Am I the only one who read this thread title and was like "...really?"


I am straight as a bullet LOL

you know bullets fly in an arc right?

I'm here for the gangbang....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2009 at 1:14pm
Originally posted by Sinixstar

Originally posted by tc913

Originally posted by mattaleao

Am I the only one who read this thread title and was like "...really?"


I am straight as a bullet LOL

you know bullets fly in an arc right?



Hmmmm.....I actually didn't know that. Thank you for clarifying it for me.Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2009 at 11:53pm
"Can't stay straight"
 
Have you tried watching straight porn?  That might help.
 
Good luck, bro.  I'm praying for you.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2009 at 4:21pm
dude thats just weird
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2009 at 6:29pm
Yea sorry for that, I was in a strange mood that day.  This place stresses me out! 
 
Hey for real, tell her to just stand up while riding and hold her hand.  Unstrap from your board and hold her rear hand and have her stand firmly on both feet.  Slowly let her ride down a shallow hill, while keeping a grip on here.  This will help slow her process down and help build muscle memory.  This is what a lot of instructors do.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2009 at 7:32am
yeah i thought is forum was about a gay person tryin to fit in with a straight crowd or something lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2009 at 10:13am
kekeke....


but yea maybe wider stance and more crouching... try it out
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/05/2009 at 4:37pm
It's a common problem ... usually caused by "skier's pose" riding ... where your shoulders are open as you try to look down the hill. 

First, make sure she's centered in her binding and not all on the heelside ... that will do it everytime.

Tips I use in my lessons:
- have her hold her hands out tip over tail and imagine she is bouncing 2 basketballs -- one on the nose, one on the tail ... hands have to stay over those two areas./

- have her rotate her head so that her chin is planted on her front shoulder.  If she does that then riding open will force her to look backward.

- have her drop her knees or even think about bowing her legs out ... it will effectively create knee alignemnt with the direction of the board and then also increase the effective surface of the base which will speed things up.

Good luck!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/05/2009 at 6:07pm
Originally posted by mattaleao

Am I the only one who read this thread title and was like "...really?"


lmao , i did too lol
Can't we all just get a BONG
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/06/2009 at 4:58am
Yeah man that was definitely wierd. I can't stay straight either. You really do just have to relax, and no matter much you tell someone, it just comes with time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/06/2009 at 6:37am
Originally posted by board_to_death

It's a common problem ... usually caused by "skier's pose" riding ... where your shoulders are open as you try to look down the hill. 

First, make sure she's centered in her binding and not all on the heelside ... that will do it everytime.

Tips I use in my lessons:
- have her hold her hands out tip over tail and imagine she is bouncing 2 basketballs -- one on the nose, one on the tail ... hands have to stay over those two areas./

- have her rotate her head so that her chin is planted on her front shoulder.  If she does that then riding open will force her to look backward.

- have her drop her knees or even think about bowing her legs out ... it will effectively create knee alignemnt with the direction of the board and then also increase the effective surface of the base which will speed things up.

Good luck!


Glad I wasn't the only one who immediately realized this.

If her shoulders are rotated, her hips (and ultimately feet) will follow. When flat base, this means that her rear leg is going to want to rotate towards the front (where her shoulders are turned) and so she's catching the rear toe edge. BtD gives great pointers on correcting it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2009 at 9:59pm
most ppl are afraid of catching the dreaded toeside tail edge. Thats one of the reasons they dont commit to going straight. I myself was in this very same position until i detuned my board. now at high speeds that toe edge on the tail never digs in and i am so much more confident going down the mountain.


cant stress it enough, detune your board. zfrom getting off the lift to getting down the montain, your board willbe 1000 times more forgiving and you will have 1000 times more fun.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2009 at 6:28am
Originally posted by fostpaint

Originally posted by board_to_death

It's a common problem ... usually caused by "skier's pose" riding ... where your shoulders are open as you try to look down the hill. 

First, make sure she's centered in her binding and not all on the heelside ... that will do it everytime.

Tips I use in my lessons:
- have her hold her hands out tip over tail and imagine she is bouncing 2 basketballs -- one on the nose, one on the tail ... hands have to stay over those two areas./

- have her rotate her head so that her chin is planted on her front shoulder.  If she does that then riding open will force her to look backward.

- have her drop her knees or even think about bowing her legs out ... it will effectively create knee alignemnt with the direction of the board and then also increase the effective surface of the base which will speed things up.

Good luck!


Glad I wasn't the only one who immediately realized this.

If her shoulders are rotated, her hips (and ultimately feet) will follow. When flat base, this means that her rear leg is going to want to rotate towards the front (where her shoulders are turned) and so she's catching the rear toe edge. BtD gives great pointers on correcting it.


Yes.  This is what she is most likely doing wrong.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2009 at 8:38am
I used to have this same problem and then I realized that I, like most people just starting, was afraid to keep my knees bent and lean on my front foot. After finally wrapping my head around that concept, the issue just disappeared.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2009 at 12:58am
I had this problem a loooong time ago (first time boarding).  I just put my stronger foot in the back and it worked for me.  Had total control after that.  Your sister might need to just feel it out for herself (takes time).  No control, no fun.  Good luck!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2009 at 12:30pm
its as simple as this.  shes not good at snowboarding.  the more she rides an learns, the better she will get, and this problem will eventually be gone.


theres no magic trick to it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2009 at 3:22pm
we established that she sucks. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2009 at 7:45am
all jokes aside, don't make such an effort to go straight

keep using those edges, turning side to side until it becomes instinct...by then, straight won't be so much of an issue
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