2 questions!..involving snowboarding career & Carving.?
Question:Ive got a Dynastar Freshy 06' :D ahah .
Ive only been boarding for about 3 yrs now . still not the best but amamzingly i can go faster ( and not wipe out ) then most of the guys on the hills out here ( in BC )
But i have soo much trouble carving. I always swtich my front feet back a forth. i cant make up my mind. its set at Goofy but i use as if regular sometimes too. ( but not correctly positioned obv.) i have no problem wipping around corners with my toes up. but when it comes the the whole point the toes down ( pressure down ) to turn the other way, i freakout .I was thinking... do you think it would be my bindings? like holding me back..? i got Burton Lexa Stilleto toe straps.Any awsome tips??
And the last Question
Would anybody know about how i could get into working as like , creating designs on snowboards? or am i JUST not able ot do that lol. yes im artistic and i know what people like. But i have no clue where to start or even look 4 that stuff.
Thank you very much Btw
As for the carving, it's a little tough to get over that initial fear of going toe edge, then catching your heal edge and braining yourself on a hard packed cat track. One way to avoid this is to learn to read terrain well. Once you do that, then you can anticipate areas (bumps, icy patches, rollers) that might wipe you out and you can kind of ollie them. If I am on my toe edge and I see a small bump or roller, I'll ollie just a bit right before I get to it. This gets me over the part that would pop the board from underneath me and it puts me on the backside transition of the bump or roller. If you get good at this, your board never really will leave the ground, keeping your toe edge on the snow constantly.
To get into the industry, I would go to a local bro shop and ask about reps in the area. An area rep is somebody who is contracted through a company to handle pro-forms, shows, etc. Talk to one of these guys about how to become a rep, and see if you can get in with a company that doesn't have a rep in your area. It's not exactly design, but it's an "in".
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