BlueB Posted February 27, 2010 Report Share Posted February 27, 2010 To be more precise, toeside turn initiation on a swallowtail (4807 178) at low speed, on steep terrain, in fresh heavy snow. It is something I kinda knew before, but never paid much attention to it. Toeside is harder to initiate (properly) on most of the boards. I notice this in my begginers on weekly basis and on myself when my game or setup is a bit off. However, I noticed it big time, 2 days ago, riding the big 4807 in fresh heavy snow on demanding steep terrain (trees, ditches, rocks, etc). This board I normally ride on more open pitches and fast. I let the speed build and initiate the toe side turn/carve mostly in "surfy" manner, of the back foot. Where I was other day, speed wasn't an option (unless I wanted to die). I had to go slow and stay in controll. Damn thing was almost imposible to initiate in any estetically good (or correct, for that matter) manner! For the purpose of this discussion, I would like to leave the setup out of the equation - I did and can fiddle with that endlesly, on my own. I would just like to hear the oppinions and suggestions on the technique, from experienced 4807, or other swally riders. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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