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Post by István » Tuesday 9 December 2003, 18:35

Hey Eduard,

Congrats for the pics!!!

Just one question: what's your stance in degrees. I am asking this, because my backside is quite similar to yours (although I'm not waiving with my right arm) and I also have a feeling that my butt hinders me from going more deep as it touches the ground first.

As I'm not riding a Swoard yet, but a more narrow F2 Silberpfeil, my stance is front 63, back 57. I have a feeling (although I am not sure) that this is the reason for not being able to go down more with my upper body in the backsides.

I have a feeling that to ride as Jacques and Patrice I should make my body concave and hollow back.

What is your view on this one?

Cheers,

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Post by Hans » Wednesday 10 December 2003, 17:20

Hello, Olaf

These are really great pictures, need to be viewed by other people too.
I've learned from those pictures, thanks a lot for showing them at your homepage,
http://carver.cc/photos_thumbs.htm

Greets, Hans.

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Post by rilliet » Thursday 11 December 2003, 7:52

Hi Olaf,
YEAH! geart pictures too!!! :clap:
Thank you Hans!

He, he, Patrice and I can't feel alone any more!

Jacques

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Post by ablazespy » Thursday 11 December 2003, 8:01

Mighty nice picture, so close take! great :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by cmachine » Thursday 11 December 2003, 10:21

Hi all

Thx for the compliments :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


Please use this link:
http://www.carver.cc/gallery/list.php?exhibition=3

or go over the main page: http://www.carver.cc

the link in the above post will soon be removed.

stay deep :)
olaf

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Post by audacium » Thursday 11 December 2003, 10:48

Great pictures!!!

Let's meet somewhere and do some carves together :D , maybe a "Swoard-Dance" :mrgreen:!! Would probably look very elegant...

Greetings, carve low, Eduard.

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Post by rankov » Thursday 11 December 2003, 15:53

hi eduard,

i hope you forgive me my misjudgement about your rotation :wall:
Let's meet somewhere and do some carves together , maybe a "Swoard-Dance" !!
i think the best opportunity to meet members of the forum and our two heroes :pray2: will be the EC event in zinal. will you also be there?

olaf and me will be from 21.12-28.12 in livigno (italy). we will be every single day on slope nr. 19 :lol: (it has almost the quality of the famous zinal slope and is seldon crowded)

greetings,
boris

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Post by cmachine » Thursday 11 December 2003, 19:09

Hi boris
rankov wrote:we will be every single day on slope nr. 19 :lol: (it has almost the quality of the famous zinal slope and is seldon crowded)
I hope the slope will remain uncrowded after this disclosure :wink:

olaf

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Post by Arnaud » Thursday 11 December 2003, 22:32

Hi Boris

I read you're going from Switzerland to Italy. What is your way ? Before or after Zinal EC meeting, I intend to go to Milano, and don't know the best way. I think all pass will be closed in Feb. Maybe a tunnel ?

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Post by rankov » Friday 12 December 2003, 9:51

hi arnaud,

we will use the car transportation by railway through the vereina tunnel :

http://www.rhb.ch/autoverlad/vereina/vereina_main.e.php

olaf: don't worry, there will be enough room on slope no. 19... :pray:

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Post by cmachine » Saturday 27 December 2003, 23:33

rankov wrote:we will be every single day on slope nr. 19 :lol: (it has almost the quality of the famous zinal slope and is seldom crowded)
For those who wonder about this famous nr.19, get the pic here:
viewtopic.php?p=3399#3399 :lol:

olaf

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Post by Felix » Sunday 4 January 2004, 17:34

It doesn't seem steep to me though?

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Post by audacium » Tuesday 6 January 2004, 15:58

Hi Istvan,


I think I forgot to send you a reply to your question :oops: I am very sorry
My stance for the pics is ca. 54 and 49 degrees resp., but this was too little (I have large feet), so I have changed back to 59 and 51 degrees. Feet distance is 53 cm.
I think to achieve similar results as Patrice and Jacques you should not make your body concave or hollow back but simply stay in a relaxed and balanced position right in the middle of the board. Moving your weight back and forth is used for corrections but should not be become a permanent position. If you need such an "artificial" position I would suppose your stance and riding position should be changed. Relaxed, flexed knees, straight upper body with correct rotation, I think this is the basic position. You do not have to work with shifting weight because the Swoard works for you, it distributes the pressure from the feet evenly over the edge, so there is no specific need to support it with more weight on the front or tail.
Just my two cents.


Greetings, Eduard.

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Post by cmachine » Tuesday 6 January 2004, 17:46

Felix wrote:It doesn't seem steep to me though?
Hi Felix

I think it's not as steep as the famous Zinal-Slope we know from J&P's Video. But it has 2 parts that are steep enough to keep the speed.

Maybe Pokkis can help us if he reads this thread. He is a master in calculating the steepness out of a photo.

Greets
Olaf

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Post by pokkis » Tuesday 6 January 2004, 19:31

I can do maths, if someone gives pic which has been taken from agle where one can measure drop ie side view :D
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