longboard 180 powerslides, both front and backside. It's not exact, but if done properly it's similar to a top turn.
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Thread: Practicing Turns On Land
Feb 15, 2013, 02:02 PM #21Junior Member
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Feb 15, 2013, 02:35 PM #22
go snowboarding. After a good snow I have noticed that large drifts accumulate on the sides of the runs. I will go all the way down cupp run (over a mile long) making backside snaps and big "bottom turns" on ~ chest high embankments. Then I'll ride the lift up and do it down the other side, front side. After about twice I get bored and start riding in the woods though, hey, that will prepare you for dodging crowds! The never ending wave, baby.
The carver boards are also amazing, however I tweaked my knee ripping a low frontside cutback to slide on my 'Da Monsta'. Nothing too serious I hope. But with that in mind, if you haven't been working out your legs, ie squats, leg extensions, in the gym, or warmed up, watch yourself on those Carvers! I love it though!
is the only difference between a carver and other long boards the width of the truck?
Feb 15, 2013, 04:40 PM #25
Feb 15, 2013, 05:35 PM #26
A ski run at Showshoe, WV. Kind of like the best point break in Texas compared to other breaks in the world. World class, no. One of the best spots around here, probably.
Feb 15, 2013, 05:53 PM #27
Feb 15, 2013, 05:57 PM #28
Next Thursday might be one of those rare days. Follow that crazy weatherman "wxrisk.com" on facebook for updates.
Snowboarding is a great way to practice explosive turns. Do it going fast, in powder, on a bank, on ice. You can get good practice with that. The way you can explosively snap the tail of your board while stopping or turning is very similar to surfing. Especially if you try to simulate surfing with it. Give it a try, you will be surprised. As someone who gets to either snowboard or surf on a regular basis, I can say they can simulate each other very closely.... If you try.