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- When on hill with uphill behind: free foot behind and heel edge locked
- opposite: toe edge and foot in front
- keep shoulders parallel to board
- sidestep up hill free edge up, toe edge up
- back foot comes out, front foot is always in the board.
- side cut makes turns, curves the circle radius
- torsional flex: use feet to twist board
- keep upper body weight centered between bindings, not to far back, even shift weight a little towards front foot
- keep knees hips and ankles flexed, so ride in a nice low stance
- keep shoulder square with board
- toe-side turn vs. heel side turn
- back foot out of bindings, "skating"
- put bar behind back hip
getting on chair lift
- remember you're always traveling sideways
- orient front of board up the slope
- park your back leg ass cheek, you just sit down as it comes
getting off chair lift
- rotate your body so you're sitting on your back leg ass cheek, with front of board oriented parallel to your direction.
- 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
- position body across fall line
- sitting on ass with board bottom facing downhill
- chop a little groove in. build a little platform to get you locked in.
- use hands, crabwalk towards board. get butt close to the board. you can grab front of board to pull yourself up
- keep balanced on heel edge, or else you start going.
- easier to get up facing uphill
- lie on back, pick board up, scissor leg, and rotate board
- anchor chop in.
- push yourself up
- now toe edge anchors you
- anytime you flatten board out, you will slide down hill
- to skid to a stop, lift leading edge
- 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.
- 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.
- toe-side side slip: bend knees
- weight distribution, trailing edge torsional flex thing still applies
The Falling Leaf -or- Linked Traverse
- Steer with forward foot, using torsional flex
Garland -or- J-turn
- Letting the nose of board drift to where your pointed down the fall line, but then bring it back.
- This is half of a linked turn
Linking your turns -or- S-turn
- Making an edge change - only safe when board is flat, traveling in a straight line tip to tail.
- 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.
- Look where you wanna go. helps to drop shoulder, and pointing helps too.