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by rcrobar
Wednesday 18 July 2012, 17:29
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

Beer Time

Hi Abrax So many damn details to work out!! The squat comment is not meant to be quite so literal, more of a quick comment/analogy like the swing set ... a way to think of the general down weighting, then pushing, (along with the rotations, etc) for very new riders, etc. I now see that a very experi...
by rcrobar
Wednesday 18 July 2012, 9:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

Information Overload

....sorry to be so daft but how does it help Is it because of some kind of momentum that can be used switching from a - to + or vice versa...ain't quite visualizing the benefit of this one Your questions are good questions and are in no way daft, your intuition is actually very good; I only hope I ...
by rcrobar
Tuesday 17 July 2012, 18:10
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

Tips & Tricks

Abrax, I can completely relate to and understand your comments. It is VERY cool to see how a talented instructor, who is experienced in their particular sport, is able to apply little tips and tricks to explain a small detail of a VERY complicated movement. I really enjoy picking up these teaching t...
by rcrobar
Tuesday 17 July 2012, 1:43
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

OCD Support Group:)

Hi There Your enthusiasm vs. OCD comment gave me a big grin, this obsession is why it is only a matter of time until you are laying out EC carves and helping the newbees of the future! I thought my leading arm/shoulder be hanging over front edge of board ( making me look more Egyptian stance) You to...
by rcrobar
Monday 16 July 2012, 19:29
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

Fun Factor

Great thread guys, very interesting comments! keepTheSport, Vizsyn I really appreciate reading your posts, you can feel the enthusiasm you have for Alpine. The positive feel of your posts is infectious, keep them coming:) Thank your for your great comments and insights Abrax, more food for thought f...
by rcrobar
Friday 13 July 2012, 17:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

Negative Learning

Hi From a teaching perspective, I find the first 3 posts in this thread VERY interesting. I too think Abrax is correct, especially with his suggestion to forget that you can ride a snowboard. The term I was taught for this concept was 'Negative Learning' or 'Prior Learning,' this is the idea that a ...
by rcrobar
Friday 13 July 2012, 8:46
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Feedback on pics...sorry no video...
Replies: 52
Views: 35642

Relaxing the stance & body position.

I think the main thing is that you are having fun and learning, so take my comments with that in mind. Also, your pictures are all heelside or backside turns, post a toeside picture if you are able to. Try this, maybe it will help give you a bit of insight. 1) While looking at the first picture you ...
by rcrobar
Tuesday 3 July 2012, 7:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC
Replies: 41
Views: 27220

Sending Bison

Hi Hans Thank you very much for this generous offer! For now I am going to try some E-6000 and experiment with a variety of auto body adhesives that are already in Canada. My guess is that it is probably too expensive to ship the relatively inexpensive Bison material to Canada If I don't have any re...
by rcrobar
Monday 2 July 2012, 21:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC
Replies: 41
Views: 27220

Bison in Europe

This Bison product seems to be easy to find in Europe, but not over the pond.

I just received an e-mail reply from Bison International, Bison is not available in Canada or the US ...arrrgggg!
by rcrobar
Friday 29 June 2012, 17:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC
Replies: 41
Views: 27220

Leather vs P-Tex on Gloves

Several years ago Patrice showed me the palm of his gloves while riding up a chair lift, he had sewn on thin pieces of leather. Our brief conversation lead to how Jacques had sewn on a strip of P-tex to his gloves, in one of the earlier EC videos you can see a strip of yellow on the heel/palm of his...
by rcrobar
Monday 25 June 2012, 23:55
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC
Replies: 41
Views: 27220

Re: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC

I haven't been able to locate Sika in Canada, but I am still trying. I have also already tried wearing wrist braces, but I did not construct the gloves with the brace as you have done. I have a good friend who has been an auto body repairman for many years, he has offered SEVERAL suggestions with re...
by rcrobar
Monday 18 June 2012, 21:16
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC
Replies: 41
Views: 27220

Thanks

Hi Whitey Thank you for your reply, this information is really appreciated; I had not heard of this product! I think I am going to try the E-6000 cheap pair of gloves to see if the product lives up to it's claim of being washer-dryer safe, etc., as it is relatively inexpensive and easy for me to get...
by rcrobar
Friday 15 June 2012, 17:37
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC
Replies: 41
Views: 27220

Reinforcing Gloves - Clothing for EC

Reinforcing Gloves for EC: I am in the process of getting another pair of gloves ready for ECing. I have searched the French and English forum for any ideas. I speak only English and have been using an online translator to do my best to gather more information, for this reason I am hoping to get a b...
by rcrobar
Wednesday 6 June 2012, 15:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New video "Simple thoughts" from Doctor
Replies: 9
Views: 5412

Just What the Doctor Ordered

:clap: Thank you again to the Doctor, these videos are a pleasure to watch and great for Alpine Boarding :clap:
by rcrobar
Wednesday 4 April 2012, 7:43
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: softboots carving : Rotation, Push-Pull and even EC
Replies: 16
Views: 16729

Sincere Flattery

Hi Patrice Very good videos from Alexandr at Funcarve.ru ! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Years ago when you and Jacques demonstrated to everyone what was possible on a board the flood gates of riders working very hard to emulate this distinctive technique, with it's graceful and fluid...