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    Posted: Oct/26/2009 at 8:44am
I was wondering how do you control your speed, I know that carving is how you do this, but when the hill is real narrow what are the best options?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2009 at 9:48am
stop, drop and roll....?
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2009 at 9:57am
Short radius turns are good in narrow terrain, if you wanna be really pro you can try hop 180 turns or "X" turns, where you are pretty much just jump 180ing so your board is in the air when pointing down the fall line so you dont actually pick up any momentum. when you land just make sure your board stays perpendicular to the fall line and keep your edges in. This is the best way to turn in tight chutes and stuff. Worst case, just sideslip... better than dying :S
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2009 at 6:17pm
I wouldn't say that carving is how you do this at all.  Probably the opposite is true, you *skid*, not *carve.*

Carving is when the board's nose and tail edge travel in the same line.   You will (or should) be going fast.  

Try a dynamic, skidded turn when in an narrow trail to control our speed.  The tail will travel a wider than the nose.  Contrary to carving turn, you will see more snow spray on these turns.  You can use them at short, medium, or long radius for speed control. 

One tip game I try to play with my students is imagine trying to push snow downhill with at the bottom of the turn arc with your knees and hips.  If you do it right you you will feel yourself in better speed control. 

What backflip is talking about is really for very deep steep terrain where you need a big edge move from heel to toe side and vice versa.  I gather you are talking about narrow catwalks coming back into the lodge at the end of the day, etc.  The turns he is talking about are *very* high energy. You will be exhausted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2009 at 6:26pm
yes, carving is not how you control speed.  Rather, a skidded turn.  Bend your front knee more, (putting more weight on it), that will aloow you to rotate your torsoe, and slide your back leg around. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2009 at 5:51pm
Carving is how you control speed if you want to go faster. If you want to go slow, just go back and forth from toe edge to heel edge skidding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2009 at 11:55am
yup...its more of a skid. I personally put more weight on my front foot and control it heel and toe edge that way.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/21/2010 at 1:43am
you can go across the hill more instead of just charging downhill. basically the bigger the radius of your turns, the more time it takes to traverse downwards. hope that helps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:09am
Well how I do it is I go fast. Then do a heel stop but a very small one so you won't go to a full stop. Then I go fast again ect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:14am
i just cust every now and then. That is what ive found to be the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:14am
i just cut every now and then. That is what ive found to be the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 4:53pm
Originally posted by Shining Diamond

Well how I do it is I go fast. Then do a heel stop but a very small one so you won't go to a full stop. Then I go fast again ect.

Try a toeside skidded turn in more mellow terrain.  It is good practice if you want to get in the trees, steeps, or bumps (or better yet, steep, bumpy tree runs!)

no fun to just heel stop in that stuff, lemme tell ya!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2010 at 8:38pm
DOUG where are yah?! make a video demonstrating this.
That would be great!
I don't get the jump 180 and "x" turns?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2010 at 8:52pm
There is a thing called SPEED CHECK!!! similar to sliding turn..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 11:23am
Dont forget to try smaller "turns" using mostly your ankles rather than your entire body
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