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by harald
Thursday 17 March 2011, 11:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Releasing bindings
Replies: 23
Views: 10254

My bindings, F2 Race titaniums, has opened once during a laid turn, I think it was a frontside, because of too loose bindings. They must have touched the snow during the turn and then opened. The solution is to tighten the bindings. Unfortunately, I do not remember the boots when that happened, Raic...
by harald
Wednesday 16 March 2011, 14:03
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to improve technique?
Replies: 14
Views: 8609

I think Evgen (Ben) is working on such a video at the moment. See another post at the Forum. What I learned from Ben is to go really deep when initiating the turns (pull). You are totally straight during the turns. Find a flat where to board is not moving. Go as deep as you can, less than 90degrees ...
by harald
Tuesday 15 March 2011, 9:16
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hi all first time!
Replies: 10
Views: 5275

Yes, running with hardboots is an easy way to be recognized and famous. When I am at mountain resorts in Norway, people come and great me and say they recognize me from Oslo. That neven happens when I am skiing. In that case, I am only one among thousand skiiers.
by harald
Monday 14 March 2011, 10:39
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to prevent nose from burying?
Replies: 5
Views: 3953

My experience with race GS boards is that the nose is very stiff. Racing boards seem to be build to provide nose grip on hard, icy surfaces. Therefore the nose will dig in and bury on softer spots. That was my experience with my F2 GS board too. Swoard is build with a softer nose that floats through...
by harald
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 9:57
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hard boots - choices?
Replies: 29
Views: 17264

koldo wrote It´s seems to me that it´s more matter of getting used to the harder boots. I definately want to switch to stiffer boots, but I am kind of worried that it will affect my riding very dramatically in the wrong way. During the first run stiffer boots might feel more difficult because your ...
by harald
Tuesday 1 March 2011, 9:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hard boots - choices?
Replies: 29
Views: 17264

Forward flexibility and sideways stiffness is what counts. The cheaper models have too soft shells which cause the shafts bending during the turns whith loss of edge control as a result. Besides the stiffer shells protects the ankles better in case of chattering during falls.
by harald
Thursday 24 February 2011, 12:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Technique - rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 5856

You can read about rotation and push/pull in the Technique section
https://www.extremecarving.com/tech/tech.html. Maybe reading and seeing the demo videos will answer your questions.
by harald
Tuesday 8 February 2011, 10:42
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ECS2011-Video -> technical tips please
Replies: 22
Views: 7951

Ok, sorry for my geographical mistake. I am not certain who came up with the 10.000 hours rule. I think it was a psychologist or brain researcher. The rule came up as popular conclusion after having studied how much top level musicians, athletes, and other top performers had practiced before they re...
by harald
Tuesday 8 February 2011, 10:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ski with hardboots????
Replies: 12
Views: 9241

I think it might be possible to ski with hard boots, meaning you will be able to slide down a pretty soft slope with beginners' or intermediate skis. However, I also would think that the hardboots are too soft for real carving on hard surfaces with slalom or advanced freerace skis. When comparing my...
by harald
Monday 7 February 2011, 15:45
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pain in the back ankle
Replies: 7
Views: 4999

Its difficult to tell from your video. The ankles can hurt if you lose the grip during the frontside and the board begins to chatter (the edges grips the snow, lose the grip, catch the snow again). As long as you stand and does not fall I cannot give a good explaination. But as you say, it is import...
by harald
Monday 7 February 2011, 10:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ECS2011-Video -> technical tips please
Replies: 22
Views: 7951

Hi, I am one of the few that is not on Facebook, so why do you not make a version without music and put it on YouTube? Then to your ambitions of mastering carving and then EC. To be realistic, Starikashka is right. Learning technical skills requires hours and hours of training and repetition. The 10...
by harald
Wednesday 2 February 2011, 12:07
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Swoard EC with softboots (Nitro Clicker boots) ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5285

I think Pokkis and Whitey have tried, but they do not recommend it, if I remember correctly.
by harald
Thursday 20 January 2011, 16:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A bit of SL Love
Replies: 42
Views: 12842

What is the purpose of this discussion? As long as Wintergold and others are enjoying themselves with speed, control and a lot of different skills under their belt it seems OK with me. Rotation is fine in some situations. In other situations we have to counterrotate. Its the same in skiing (carving)...
by harald
Monday 29 November 2010, 13:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SWOARD ECS 2011 > who's coming?
Replies: 96
Views: 41226

1 - Jacques (rilliet) + Nadia / Switzerland 3 - Patrice (fivat) + Mallorie / Switzerland 5 - Jean-Bernard Tschäppät + 2 / Switzerland / the inventor and producer of the Tooltonic (tuning files) 8 - Arnaud / France / Swoard team rider & EC instructor 9 - Alex / Italy / Swoard team rider & EC instruct...