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  1. #221
    Ok braddahs, time to talk Carvers again.

    So just this week I've REALLY felt like I'm surfing while on the Carver. Visualization and technique and everything, I'm making it correspond to surfing and less now with what results in the highest performance relative to the Carver itself (...if you understand that).

    While I'm equally reliant on both feet in surfing, I've been really accenting the pivot on my pumps as well as trims on the Carver lately. My pumps are having a kick turn element to them where the front foot is very light and the nose gets displaced rather than shoved with the weight transfer. This took while to do as a habit since I didn't have a skate background prior and you don't kick turn on the Carver so much unless that's your skate muscle memory carrying over. My thinking is that this will help for propulsion while surfing as it will put more air under the board for a push forward. Would you guys agree or am I off base?

    Been getting really compressed on both pumps and rides when hitting inclines and banks and this has carried over huge into my surf sesh last night. I was way arm dominant and upper body dominant earlier in my surfing and Carver riding, now it's full body and using more legs and full core.

    Lastly, I felt last night during my surf sesh that my connection of foot to board was best ever. I didn't fall once in 10-12 rides in 2-3.5ft surf and that includes riding through the whitewash on sectiony drops and towards the end of rides. Not that I was anything close to maneuvering like it or even in comparable surf but all I could think of is when a great surfer lands an air and somehow manages to stay feet on the board and ride it out through the mush at the end. My feet felt like they were part of the board even when balance was off I'd be able to right it.

    Thoughts from a random Carver sesh. That's all. My suggestion is to truly visualize that you're surfing every minute you're on the Carver.

  2. #222
    Can anyone comment / review the Carver inallofus? Very interested in this one - flat deck with rocker, 10" wide, the fully built only comes with CX.4 trucks (assuming they consider that the way to go on this one). This one really has me curious and there is almost no user review or info out there on it yet.

  3. #223
    Not that iam that good of a surfer, but i have producing some strong roundhouses which I never did when I was a kid. I give props for the carver for producing such turns...one thing I never focused on until now is getting that foot all the way back on the surfboard for hacks and roundhouses...never did this until using the carver, for lay backs and slides.

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    Just bought some Abec wheels and hatem...had oj's before that, they were good, but I honestly like the original carver wheels the best.

  4. #224
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    These are what I surf the ground on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ glide View Post
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    These are what I surf the ground on.
    What areas do you snowboard?

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    My fav's are, Jay Peak VT, Killington/Pico VT on weekdays and non holidays, Sugarloaf ME, Wildcat MTN NH, hiking tuckermans on Mt washington is fun too (done it 9 timesand counting) Gore Mtn NY , Bellaerye Mtn NY, Whiteface if you can catch it with snow or anywhere you can catch with freshies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ glide View Post
    My fav's are, Jay Peak VT, Killington/Pico VT on weekdays and non holidays, Sugarloaf ME, Wildcat MTN NH, hiking tuckermans on Mt washington is fun too (done it 9 timesand counting) Gore Mtn NY , Bellaerye Mtn NY, Whiteface if you can catch it with snow or anywhere you can catch with freshies....
    My favorites are probably smugglers notch(better than stowe Imo), sunapee, and my local hill. I went to whistler/blackomb and it was f*ckin awesome, but I was learning so I don't count it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GODSxMOONBEAN View Post
    My favorites are probably smugglers notch(better than stowe Imo), sunapee, and my local hill. I went to whistler/blackomb and it was f*ckin awesome, but I was learning so I don't count it.
    Never been west. Been snowboarding for 25 yrs though. If things keep on track i should be carving pow turns in CO in about 2 yrs. I also plan to visit Alyeska resort in AK as well as surf AK too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Ok braddahs, time to talk Carvers again.

    So just this week I've REALLY felt like I'm surfing while on the Carver. Visualization and technique and everything, I'm making it correspond to surfing and less now with what results in the highest performance relative to the Carver itself (...if you understand that).

    While I'm equally reliant on both feet in surfing, I've been really accenting the pivot on my pumps as well as trims on the Carver lately. My pumps are having a kick turn element to them where the front foot is very light and the nose gets displaced rather than shoved with the weight transfer. This took while to do as a habit since I didn't have a skate background prior and you don't kick turn on the Carver so much unless that's your skate muscle memory carrying over. My thinking is that this will help for propulsion while surfing as it will put more air under the board for a push forward. Would you guys agree or am I off base?

    Been getting really compressed on both pumps and rides when hitting inclines and banks and this has carried over huge into my surf sesh last night. I was way arm dominant and upper body dominant earlier in my surfing and Carver riding, now it's full body and using more legs and full core.

    Lastly, I felt last night during my surf sesh that my connection of foot to board was best ever. I didn't fall once in 10-12 rides in 2-3.5ft surf and that includes riding through the whitewash on sectiony drops and towards the end of rides. Not that I was anything close to maneuvering like it or even in comparable surf but all I could think of is when a great surfer lands an air and somehow manages to stay feet on the board and ride it out through the mush at the end. My feet felt like they were part of the board even when balance was off I'd be able to right it.

    Thoughts from a random Carver sesh. That's all. My suggestion is to truly visualize that you're surfing every minute you're on the Carver.
    I feel like its a circle of one just feeding the next all of the boards I ride snow, skate, surf each compliments each other and helps us evolve into better board riders. So I guess what im saying is yeah I get what you're saying and I agree. Hell im 37 and I still pretend to get barreled under the weeds leaning over the edge of the road while im carving hills on my skateboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ glide View Post
    Never been west. Been snowboarding for 25 yrs though. If things keep on track i should be carving pow turns in CO in about 2 yrs. I also plan to visit Alyeska resort in AK as well as surf AK too.
    cool bro, been skiing for about 5 or 6 years now. Hoping to hit jay peak this year and get better at park skiing. I would love to start doing more freeride and back country, but I just don't get up north enough to really excel.