monkeyfarm Posted February 13, 2010 Report Share Posted February 13, 2010 Well, I had the opportunity to work from the "alpine office" today. Went to Sugar Bowl to try out the board I just got from eBay. I now have as far as set up goes: Oxygen kr72 UPZ RC10 boots SnowPro Race bindings After spending the first three runs spending a lot of time on my butt and questioning this whole decision I sorta got the hang of it. Ended up being able to link some weak carves on shallow slopes. However, one thing that I had a heck of a time figuring out is that when I'm on heel side, just initiating the turn, it seems that the board wants to pivot around my left/lead foot. That is the tail wants to come around. Not a "skid" feeling but the tail seems to want to come around in a lot longer arc that it "should" vs. the front. On shallow slopes I could control it by really concentrating on leaning on the heel edge, but as soon as the slope got steeper the same thing happenend. I totally understand that as I learn I'll figure out how to deal with this stuff, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can do setup-wise to mitigate this issue? My rear foot is about 5deg shallower than my front. Could increasing the angle theoretically force my hips to be more square and thus get rid of this rotation? My stance is as wide as the board's inserts will allow and I can't really move it forward or back on the board. Any suggestions? I've tried searching for "rotation" as I figure it's gotta be a pretty common issue, but there's so many threads that are not quite like how this feels. Like I said, it's not a skid feeling or a washout feeling... Ever ride those rip-sticks? Kinda feels like that... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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