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  Re: question about balance / jumping
Posted by: - 02-13-2010, 02:12 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

sonic wrote:[color=blue]
>
> i've been boarding for 9 years and feel comfortable getting down any
> slope, but i feel the need to always carve..[/color]

Most riders today use the term "carve" to mean a turn of any sort. Are
your turns actually carves, ie does the back edge follow in the exact
same path as the front edge, leaving a narrow track in the snow?

The reason I ask is because you say:
[color=blue]
> whenever i ride flat forward,
> seems like my rear foot tries to go forward putting me off balance.[/color]

which makes me think you are twisting your upper body forward quite a
bit. If your upper body is twisted in relation to the lower, you will
tend to skid turns especially on heelside.

You want to have your body generally aligned with your bindings. This
keeps you neutral on the board both while turning and in the air.
[color=blue]
> becomes a lot more obvious when i hit a jump. seems like my body is
> trying to straighten it self to face forward instead of sideways...[/color]

It's a natural thing to want to face forward. If you've got your torso
twisted to the front, that will make it worse.
[color=blue]
> i am thinking maybe its my bindings angle.. currently they're at a
> small
> outward angle \ / .. evenly distributed at about 10 on the little
> dial.[/color]

So you're riding what we call duck stance. The "10" means 10 degrees of
angle.

If you mostly just turn and don't spend time in the park, you might
consider switching to more forward stance ie where both feet are angled
forwards.

Neil

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  Re: Snowboard gouge repair
Posted by: - 02-13-2010, 02:12 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Alex Lau wrote:[color=blue]
> Hi,
>
> I have an older K2 Snowboard with a few gouges on the bottom, nothing
> too deep. Would it be possible to wet sand the entire base, fill the
> gouges with 2-ton epoxy and resand. I would then respray with some
> automotive paints and clear coats then hot wax. The only reason I
> would use automotive paints and epoxy is cause thats what I have on
> hand. I really don't care about the design on the bottom, so I
> thought this would be a good solution and would be free.[/color]

If I understand you correctly, you want to fix the bottom, that is the
running surface? You don't want to use paint. You just want to patch
the holes with the same type of plastic used in the base, called p-tex.

Clean the base of any old wax using a citrus-based cleaner. Then you
can use either p-tex candles or p-tex repair sticks to fill the holes.
The repair sticks work better but you need a wide-tipped soldering iron
to melt them in. After you've filled the holes, shave off the excess
with a razor-blade scraper, then sand flush. Apply wax, ready to rock.

P-tex candles or sticks are available for cheap from any ski shop. Here
in Canada you can find them at Canadian Tire.

I'm sure if you googled "ski base repair" or something like that you
could find a good step by step guide. It's pretty easy.

Neil

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  This board needs a thread...let's talk carving
Posted by: - 02-13-2010, 02:12 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Sean wrote:[color=blue]
> I'm preparing for my annual pilgrimage westward to the rockies with the
> family. Doing a little online research on technique, I found video on
> youtube from extremecarving.com. What is it about alpine boards that makes
> those deep carves easier than a standard board? I've tried to lay down on
> deep turns, but I reach a point in the turn where it seems as if I've
> pressed a nitrous button and speed increases dramatically through the arc.
> It's a great feeling, but sometimes a bit marginal on the control. What's
> the secret?[/color]

Generally alpine boards have longer edge length and a bigger turn radius
than general-purpose boards. They are also narrower and are ridden with
forward stance angles, typically around 60 degrees. Furthermore, the
hard boots and bindings used provide a better interface to the board.

However the guys at extreme carving use further specialized equipment.
Their boards are a little wider than regular alpine boards (around 22 cm
waist as opposed to 18-20) and have sidecuts on the order of 12 m. The
wider board lets them run a little shallower angles on their boots, I
think typically a 50 degree stance. They also like bindings with good
lateral movement.

If you're interested in learning more about carving, the hard boot
community congregates in the forums at bomberonline.com. The tech
section of that website has a lot of good articles on equipment and
technique.

Neil

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  FS: BURTON custom detox Yellow L snowboard bindings
Posted by: - 02-13-2010, 02:12 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

[url]http://atu.ca/Bindings[/url]

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  new england snowboard group
Posted by: - 02-13-2010, 02:12 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Hello everyone,

I used to contribute extensively to this newsgroup, going back to
1995. I haven't had enough time over the past five years or so, but do
check in on occasion. For those I remember -- Dave R., Neil G., Champ,
and others -- I hope you're still riding and enjoying life to the
fullest! I know I am...:-)

For those of you in New England, USA -- I just started a New England
Snowboard group on Yahoo!

[url]http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/newengland_snowboarder/[/url]

If you snowboard in New England, feel free to join!

btw, I have been snowboarding since 1993 -- in Vermont, New Hampshire,
Maine, Massachusetts, Colorado and California. I'm from New England
and moved back here from Calif. because I like it here best. Not
because we have the best mountains, but overall I wouldn't live
anywhere else. I also have a new snowboard company in the works.

Hope to do more reading and posting here this winter!

(PS, have to post this from Google Groups because aioe.org is down at
the moment...hope it works.)

Mahalo,

-jw
--
new england surf vortex
[url]http://home.comcast.net/~the_urchin/[/url]
photos - art - words - all new england!

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  Header Corrected.
Posted by: admin - 02-03-2010, 03:09 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Looks like there was an issue with header of the website. This has been corrected. When I get time I think I am going to redo the website altogether making this forum more of the main page.

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  Final Call for Entries - 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival
Posted by: newport - 01-08-2010, 06:19 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

The 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival will screen over 350 feature length and short films. The 2010 NBFF will also host red carpet Opening and Closing Night Gala Celebrations, International Spotlight events, an Action Sports Film Series, an Environmental Film Series, a Family Film Series, a Collegiate Showcase, a Youth Film Showcase and a free Seminar Series. Come be a part of the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.


The FINAL deadline for film submissions to the 11th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is JANUARY 25, 2010.

Submit your film at www. NewportBeachFilmFest . com

The Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 22-April 29, 2010!!

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  2010 newport beach film festival thanksgiving special deadline
Posted by: newport - 11-16-2009, 06:30 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

I tried to SPAM a URL. I should know better not to post an address in these forums unless I am a standard member. Please beat me.

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  Free Action Sports Film Screening
Posted by: newport - 11-13-2009, 01:54 PM - Forum: Events - No Replies

Join us for our next CINEMA SAGE HILL event on Wednesday, November 18. The Newport Beach Film Festival and The Studio at Sage Hill will present a free screening of the Quiksilver surf documentary 'Clay Marzo: Just Add Water', followed by a Q&A session with director Jamie Tierney. Click on the link http://www(dot)newportbeachfilmfest(dot)com/images/claymarzo(dot)jpg for more information.

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  Hey I'm new
Posted by: Jotmelentee - 11-11-2009, 06:59 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - No Replies

What's up everyone, I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hey. Hopefully I posted this in the right section!

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