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  1. When on hill with uphill behind: free foot behind and heel edge locked
  2. opposite: toe edge and foot in front
  3. keep shoulders parallel to board
  4. sidestep up hill free edge up, toe edge up

one-footed gliding

  1. back foot comes out, front foot is always in the board.
  2. side cut makes turns, curves the circle radius
  3. torsional flex: use feet to twist board
  4. keep upper body weight centered between bindings, not to far back, even shift weight a little towards front foot
  5. keep knees hips and ankles flexed, so ride in a nice low stance
  6. keep shoulder square with board
  7. toe-side turn vs. heel side turn

Rope tow

  1. back foot out of bindings, "skating"


  1. put bar behind back hip

getting on chair lift

  1. remember you're always traveling sideways
  2. orient front of board up the slope
  3. park your back leg ass cheek, you just sit down as it comes

getting off chair lift

  1. rotate your body so you're sitting on your back leg ass cheek, with front of board oriented parallel to your direction.
  2. lean forward toward the front of your board, as if you're grabbing a one-foot rope attached to the front of the board

getting up with both feet strapped in

  1. position body across fall line
  2. sitting on ass with board bottom facing downhill
  3. chop a little groove in. build a little platform to get you locked in.
  4. use hands, crabwalk towards board. get butt close to the board. you can grab front of board to pull yourself up
  5. keep balanced on heel edge, or else you start going.


  1. easier to get up facing uphill
  2. lie on back, pick board up, scissor leg, and rotate board
  3. anchor chop in.
  4. push yourself up
  5. now toe edge anchors you


  1. anytime you flatten board out, you will slide down hill
  2. to skid to a stop, lift leading edge
  3. when sideslipping, you'll notice that one end of board is gonna wanna slide faster. The heavy end of the board is gonna wanna travel fastest.
  4. you can also twist board. ex. left side of board flat, right leg twists board by lifting toe edge up -> right side of board, the one that's lifted, will act like a brake and cause you to pivot.
  5. toe-side side slip: bend knees
  6. weight distribution, trailing edge torsional flex thing still applies

The Falling Leaf -or- Linked Traverse

  1. Steer with forward foot, using torsional flex

Garland -or- J-turn

  1. Letting the nose of board drift to where your pointed down the fall line, but then bring it back.
  2. This is half of a linked turn

Linking your turns -or- S-turn

  1. Making an edge change - only safe when board is flat, traveling in a straight line tip to tail.
  2. initiate turn with front foot, keeping weight centered. Wait until turn is established to follow through with back foot, before you get on your edge.
  3. Look where you wanna go. helps to drop shoulder, and pointing helps too.