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by 5_against_1
Tuesday 9 January 2018, 22:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Backside EC turns tips
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

Re: Backside EC turns tips

Thanks for all the input! The video posted by capykiller really shows my weakness (rotation). I think I need to practice the rotational carves more. As mentioned, he's almost doing layed turns with just proper rotation. I'll work on that first and try to get pictures of myself.

Thanks,
by 5_against_1
Tuesday 9 January 2018, 1:29
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Backside EC turns tips
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

Re: Backside EC turns tips

I’ll try to get some pictures on Wednesday but I think I would look like this when I feel “seated” and not able to fully commit to lay down (I feel like I’m gonna fall backwards).

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by 5_against_1
Tuesday 9 January 2018, 1:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Backside EC turns tips
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

Re: Backside EC turns tips

Hey Arnaud,

You’re asking two important questions that could have something to do with my issue. I have an old pair of Raichle SB323 and my weight 162 lbs (73kg) which is a little bit light for a 168H board but I bought it second hand and that’s all I could get in eastern Canada.

Thanks,

Allain
by 5_against_1
Monday 8 January 2018, 4:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Backside EC turns tips
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

Re: Backside EC turns tips

Another question, can EC turns be practiced statically? What I mean is, can I practice the rotation and especially the “drop” while on flat ground (i.e. on my front lawn) without speed?

Thanks,
by 5_against_1
Monday 8 January 2018, 4:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Backside EC turns tips
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

Backside EC turns tips

Hi all, I’m looking for some EC tips from all you experts. Last year, I got my first Swoard board (a Gen 4 168h) and have been studying various online materials on how to EC. I think I have the fundamentals under control (push-pull and rotational carves) but I’m struggling with my backside turns. I ...
by 5_against_1
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 18:59
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Binding setup question
Replies: 5
Views: 6248

Re: Binding setup question

Thanks a lot for all the help!!!! Merci
by 5_against_1
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 15:39
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Binding setup question
Replies: 5
Views: 6248

Re: Binding setup question

Oh! Totally makes sense now. Now, final question. If I use the center 4x4 holes on each binding and I'd like an extra 1cm, would you favor moving the front binding by 1cm or the rear binding? (maybe +/- 1cm doesn't matter) The reason I'm asking is I plan on trying 49cm, 50cm, and 51cm so see which w...
by 5_against_1
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 13:30
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Binding setup question
Replies: 5
Views: 6248

Binding setup question

Hi all, New Swoard owner here (168H Gen4). I have a quick question regarding the binding setup. I figured out my stance width with the help of other forum threads but I have some question about the which holes to choose in the board (49 to 50 cm). When setting up your bindings, do you start with the...
by 5_against_1
Thursday 10 January 2013, 3:35
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Which SWOARD to get?
Replies: 7
Views: 9622

Re: Which SWOARD to get?

I'd say a year. So next year I would ride at 170lbs (77kg). It looks like a lot of people can handle the 168H at 77kg... So it sounds like that's what I'm going to get.

Thanks people,
by 5_against_1
Thursday 10 January 2013, 0:22
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Which SWOARD to get?
Replies: 7
Views: 9622

Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Do the boards get softer over time?
by 5_against_1
Wednesday 9 January 2013, 23:15
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Which SWOARD to get?
Replies: 7
Views: 9622

Re: Which SWOARD to get?

What a hard decision!!! I used to be 220lbs... lost about 40lbs in the last few years. Now I plan to lose some more but where will/should I stop? 175? 170? 165? 160?... tough decision.
by 5_against_1
Wednesday 9 January 2013, 21:04
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Which SWOARD to get?
Replies: 7
Views: 9622

Which SWOARD to get?

Hi, I’m just about to order a Swoard and I’m torned between two models (168H or 175M). Here are my dimensions. Weight: 182 lbs (82.7 kg) I plan to lose some weight though, my target weight is 170 to 175 (77 to 79kg) Height: My height is about 182 cm (right on the suggested cutover to a 175 board) Fe...
by 5_against_1
Monday 4 December 2006, 23:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New/First board: NEED HELP (updated)
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

New/First board: NEED HELP (updated)

Hello all, I'd like to start extreme carving this winter. I know about SWOARD boards but I would like to get better/expert before making such an investments. Also, living in Canada makes it extremely costly. What are the best "mainstream" boards that you would suggest to learn the "extreme carving" ...