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By Sam Morishima
you stay with it long enough you will eventually turn down those frequent
flow of bone shattering falls associated with snowboarding to a trickle.
At first it can be quite daunting, wondering why your recent on
mountain diet includes a face full of snow on just about every toe edge
The only good thing about this diet is that snow is very low in calories. To accelerate your mastery of the toe edge turn let's see how
we can over come this ailment that continues to plague the new members of
You've just made a heel edge turn, no sweat you say.
Youíre feeling fairly good feeling the edge of the heel side of
the snowboard dig a grove into the snow as you slice across the mountain
slope. You're now beginning to anticipate the turn ahead and you
make your move jumping onto your toe edge side.
The moment flashes so fast you don't even have time to catch a
breath as the sudden jolt of hitting face first into the snow brings the
world to a painful shocking stop.
So what happened, but better yet how can I make a toe edge turn like the
boarders on X games?
The solution is simple. When
you are ready to make a toe edge turn just count to 3 and then engage the
toe edge. Just try it! What
do you have to lose certainly not a toe edge turn without a fall?
So what's at work here! When
you begin to count one you start to move over the board flattening it
allowing the board to swing down the fall line.
At count two the board is now neutralized in regards to direction
and on count three you begin to add the toe edge allowing the board to
What you were doing before was introducing the toe edge while still
heading in the direction that was meant for a heel edge which means
catching the wrong edge and plummeting yourself toward mother earth like a
meteor entering earth's atmosphere.
Take the count to three and relax as the toe edge turn keeps you upright.
Practice this on a low slope so you can get the feel and then
progress upward. You will
also begin to successfully do it to a two count and then a one count.
Have fun and leave the snow diet to those who haven't read this article. www.endlesslope.com
By Sam Morishima
More than 150,000 injuries and
dozens of deaths are seen each year related to skiing and snowboarding
combined, according to Jeffrey Hadley, Ph.D., an epidemiologist with the
Center for Injury Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public
Health and a former Ski Instructor.
In the winter at the emergency
room at Lake Tahoe Forest Hospital they typically see an average of 140
broken or dislocated bones a day mostly from snowboard injuries.
You can imagine they become pretty good at setting bones there so
if you find yourself in need of repair your in good experienced hands.
Topping the list of the most
common reasons for snowboarding injuries is poor or lack of skills.
The top ten list from the source website http://www.injury-study.org
following are some boarding hints that can minimize injuries;
[ Source: http://www.injury-study.org ]