Snowboard Tip: Manage The Forces Under Your Feet

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Snowboard Tip: Manage The Forces Under Your Feet

๐Ÿšจ How To Manage The Forces Underneath Your Feet ๐Ÿšจ

Knowing how to create, control and release pressure is one of the most important skills inย snowboardingย ๐Ÿ…

Developing this skill will:

โœ… Help you ride smoothly down the mountain ๐Ÿ

โœ… Make your turns more fluid and flowy ๐ŸŒŠ

โœ… Add a ton of board performance ๐Ÿ”ฅ

โœ… Help you effectively use your lower body to reduce chatter โšก๏ธ

Chatter is that disgusting feeling you get when your edge skips out and you feel out of control, especially at higher speeds and on steep runs ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”

Keys to Success ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ“ˆ

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As you traverse across the slope on TE or HE:
โ˜๏ธLean into the turn and gradually bend your lower joints through the traverse โš“๏ธ
โœŒ๏ธ This creates downward pressure and will increase your grip from the edge โฌ‡๏ธ

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To initiate a turn:
โ˜๏ธ Stand up = extend and relax your lower joints โฌ†๏ธ
โœŒ๏ธ This will unweight the snowboard, release the edge in the snow and disperse the pressure you built up by bending in the traverse ๐Ÿ’ซ
๐Ÿ‘Œ The board will be able to go onto its flat base, allowing it to pivot for a smooth frictionless turn ๐ŸŒ€

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๐Ÿ’ฅ W&R Pro Tips ๐Ÿ’ฅ

1๏ธโƒฃ Board performance is when you deform the boards shape by playing with pressure. When you build then release pressure, the board will want to pop back to its normal shape. Use this rebound to propel you downhill into your next turnย 

2๏ธโƒฃ If you are static you are stuck โš ๏ธ Focus on smooth continuous movement. Bending down and coming up gradually โ†•๏ธ

3๏ธโƒฃ Alignment in the body with stacked joints ๐Ÿ‹ is crucial to allow movement in the lower body and stability through the turn ๐Ÿฆ„

4๏ธโƒฃ If the board is chattering as speed / force from the mountain increases, you need to start moving more to create, control and release pressure ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘‘

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