KEVIN BYFORD: Hi. I’m Kevin Byford with the
Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen on behalf of the Expert Village. Okay, so a dynamic
free carving. It’s basically a blend of the two skills, you’ve just seen the crossover,
standing tall, and then the cross-under using our ankles and our knees to really make the
board turn in the different shapes and go fast. Let’s see how it goes. We’re going to
turn around.

Advanced Snowboarding Tips : Dynamic Free Carving on a Snowboard
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77 thoughts on “Advanced Snowboarding Tips : Dynamic Free Carving on a Snowboard

  • March 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm
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    Omg u got 68,000 videos

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  • April 14, 2008 at 3:39 am
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    from what i know you have to shift your hips forward and back ward during heel side to toe side transitions and vice versa

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  • April 15, 2008 at 6:17 am
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    this helped me out at least a little bit.
    THANX!

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  • May 18, 2008 at 8:12 pm
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    Where is this taken?

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  • September 28, 2008 at 12:24 am
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    that really is outstanding filming

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  • October 30, 2008 at 5:14 pm
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    pizza!!…french fries!!

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  • November 12, 2008 at 7:22 pm
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    You call that carving. If you came out and played on the east coast ice hills you would be screwed. Tip, get yourself a donek or coiler or f2 and a set of trench diggers if you want to lay down some skier swallowing ruts while doing some body dragging eurocarves.If not, thats cool, just go back to skidding around and stop calling it carving

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  • November 13, 2008 at 3:45 am
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    he's definitely not European.. nice try though.

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  • November 16, 2008 at 6:56 pm
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    Who's whinning? Yea I came off a bit harsh, but what is shown in this clip is not advanced carving. Im not saying the guy in the vid can't ride or that style of riding isn't accecptable but its not advanced carving. To much skidding and rudder turning, no angulation. If you want to see real advanced carving check out one of the purecarve clips.

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  • November 16, 2008 at 7:15 pm
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    or check out some of the swoard extremecarve vids

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  • November 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm
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    Aspen Snowmass….wow no one there. Awesome roadtrip

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  • December 8, 2008 at 2:16 am
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    What goggles are you wearing, i know there anons but what model?

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  • January 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm
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    bloody yanks whine winge whine.one life live it. who cares about all this.

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  • January 18, 2009 at 11:15 am
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    another poor video of a poor teacher with poor style just turn right turn left jump twenty centimetre what an amazing technique make laughting us make other one it's video gag ah!ah!ah!!!!!

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  • February 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm
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    This is how everyone should carve. This takes years of experience, you must be able to incorporate some advance techniques to be able to carve this effortless. Unfortunately most people think that just because they've learned to carve ( or link skid turns ) that they've mastered carving, mastering it takes a lot of time and effort and years of practice.

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  • February 10, 2009 at 9:41 pm
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    buhahaha that's shit. u dumb asses call it carving . lame lame lame and lame again

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  • March 2, 2009 at 9:24 am
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    Brrr, ugly style. Not very stable. Nothing to teach about.

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  • March 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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    from what i've seen, that mountain is choice.

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  • March 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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    How evevry one SHOULD carve. then i am deeply apologetic. 🙂

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  • April 27, 2009 at 10:44 am
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    there are many different ways to carve, and ways to balance your body weight while you carve. It does take alot of experience. And movin your backfoot into the snow and how much edge you put into your carve, also body weight throws a factor. the best way to learn this stuff is by doing, and practice. I never learned from watchin videos, just gotta get a feel for it

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  • May 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm
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    fuck you thats what its called wanna cry about it be my guest

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  • August 9, 2009 at 5:05 am
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    It's a big "SLOW DOWN" sign

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  • September 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm
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    That's the shadow.

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  • November 10, 2009 at 1:48 am
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    The "point" is to show you, idiot. If you want to do what he does, mimic him. Some people learn best when shown. There are plenty of others videos out there to suit your particular learning style if these types of videos don't.

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  • November 26, 2009 at 8:41 am
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    well said!

    A picture says a thousand words. Imagine how many words this video says.

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  • December 16, 2009 at 2:21 am
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    stop preaching idiot

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  • December 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm
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    he's not as good as he thinks he is, still needs to neaten up his stance

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  • December 29, 2009 at 1:47 am
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    Yep, correct, I didn't say it wasn't.

    With a good stance you should be able to swap between the regular (natural) and goofy fairly easily.

    The perfect stance leaves you centred over the board head turned the way you want to go and squatting down a little through the knees, not getting low by leaning at the waist and concentrating on not bringing your rear shoulder around so your upper body is square to the bottom of the mountain.

    The rookie academy in NZ churns out some good riders.

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  • December 29, 2009 at 1:57 am
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    Don't get me wrong, he's still very good.

    At 0.35 seconds he swings his back arm around to the front to throw in a speed check, he needs to do it as he needs to shake some speed but that motion is one you will use constantly if you're learning, completely acceptable in this case but an example of "scruffy" riding.

    To spot a beginner look for that back arm and rear shoulder coming around to the front, to get rid of it, concentrate on turning your head 90 degrees and keep your shoulders in line

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  • December 30, 2009 at 11:33 am
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    @daveed1994

    Yeh mate, I got that lol, sorry my bad! I'll explain, regular is a snowboard term

    Right foot forward is always called goofy in board sports IE. surfing skateboarding etc… it comes from surfing btw. In surfing (which I do all the time) left foot forward is known as natural and it sometimes is in skateboarding, depending on where in the world you are.
    In snowboarding left foot forward is known as regular (generally) unless you (like myself) ride with guys who also surf and skate.

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  • February 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm
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    haha whats that?
    totally agree with bloodyknuklz…
    this is neither dynamic nor anything called freecarving :DDDDD
    bit flat for carving at all

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  • February 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm
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    i agree man 100% because thats how i learned and it took me only 1 day : )

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  • March 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm
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    @iwillbeguitarhero
    Learn how to fall.

    And most importently don't be scared to fall!
    Everybody fall's at first. After a while you feel much more secure and you will try/fall.
    Then on a moment it's some sort of a "Click" and youre off :).

    Have fun!

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  • March 10, 2010 at 12:02 am
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    i agree. and don't break your falls with your hands, cause that's how people break their arms and wrist. Well this holds true for the most part.

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  • March 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm
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    that's advanced…well then I'm a pro. I'll just change my name to Mrs. pro britches…Shredder of the Gnar

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  • March 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm
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    and if your board is flat and your feet are flat and your legs are straight when your going down the mtn, call the dentist, cause you're gonna catch a mean edge and knock your teeth out….work your board…..lazy asses. lol

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  • May 8, 2010 at 3:10 am
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    @kingrolandofdruidia Right on the money fellow shredder. The angulation is minimal and he is using his upper body WAY too much.

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  • May 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm
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    omg i miss snowboarding sooo much i hat summer

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  • May 31, 2010 at 3:49 am
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    did the description just say he was a professional snowboarder?…

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  • August 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm
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    omg I give credits to the cameraman

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  • August 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm
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    @mcebro07 omg me too.. where do you live?

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  • August 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
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    It would be nice to see some higher edge angles in the carving. Nice of you to post the video though.

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  • August 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
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    It would be nice to see some higher edge angles in the carving. Nice of you to post the video though. Can't wait for winter!

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  • October 19, 2010 at 1:55 am
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    @dancejinz This would not take years to learn are you kidding me? Someone could learn this in less than a couple weeks a slow learner maybe a season but freaking years I don't think so unless you have a serious learning disability!

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  • November 19, 2010 at 1:54 am
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    that was not dynamic at all. that was like the most basic carve and you skidded out a bit. they should find some better people for these videos

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  • November 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm
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    @mizukisegema ok so what. i don't care how long he has been boarding. he is not that good. he is completely static. there is no flextion or extension at all for one and he is not twisting and rolling the broad on foot after the other like you should be with a dynamic carve. and he is not helping out anyone when he is not offering any good input to what you should be doing what you should in a proper dynamic carve

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  • November 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm
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    That does not look like snowboarding, that looks more like standing lazy on board. Use your body to make more radical carves and stay low, then you have better stability and better ability to control your body, and your board. Dont give bad advices.

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  • December 4, 2010 at 10:21 am
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    @123Proudmama You can't just bent your knees and keep your torso up. You need to lower them both. It's our more natural position that way. But reason why people stand straight and look lazy, is that bending knees and staying low is extremely demanding for your body to stay that way, you need to train for that.

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  • December 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm
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    @Scavonii Nice, I agree, his body is to static, and I didn't see any torsional flex.

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  • December 27, 2010 at 12:22 am
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    @MyThaddius yeah, a lot

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  • December 27, 2010 at 1:58 am
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    LOL why do people call this carving? It just isnt.

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  • January 5, 2011 at 12:04 am
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    @Skandalos how is it not carving.

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  • January 16, 2011 at 5:13 am
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    @MyThaddius Kind of. You have an advantage because you're used to standing in that position. For me, I just came back from my 4th time snowboarding and I'm also a longboarding. I found turning quite difficult in the beginning, since it's not merely weight distribution by foot but moving the entire body. However, once you get past the learning curve (like I did today! and did a whole run) it's REALLY fun!

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  • January 16, 2011 at 5:17 am
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    What's the difference between skid turns and carving? Thanks, I'm a beginner.

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  • January 22, 2011 at 5:12 am
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    These are fine turns but not great examples of a dynamic turn. You're still riding fairly static .

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  • January 25, 2011 at 12:06 am
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    thats some sexy carving

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  • February 8, 2011 at 6:41 am
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    damn… i wish i could carve that well

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  • February 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm
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    c'est quoi c'te godille de guignol?

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  • February 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm
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    A nice clip of a bloke riding fast down a slope but there are more informative clips available on youtube.

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  • April 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm
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    Good job. Wish the videos were a bit longer and informative though.

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  • July 5, 2011 at 11:28 am
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    @DarknessBlooding you're telling someone that has 3k+ days of experience boarding….maybe you should accept the fact that he knows more about it than you and learn from him instead of making yourself look like an idiot by criticising him.

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  • July 22, 2011 at 12:17 am
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    @dancejinz deep observation about noob shit. yes, i have nothing better to do, just like ur pointless comment.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 4:10 am
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    lebron traveled

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  • November 29, 2011 at 11:57 am
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    @TschernoBillFilms You're right, Opus 3 is cool…!

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  • January 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm
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    actually, he does it pretty unconfident

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  • February 6, 2012 at 7:37 am
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    i probably have been boarding 1/100th the amount of times this guy probably has, but i would mob on him and carve with much more steeze, there is nothing dynamic about his unconfident static "carving" hes probably normally a skier hah

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  • April 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm
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    ok but by the time you get to carving you should be a more dynamic rider than that. and then there is also the fast that he is not even really carving. He is actually doing nothing more then a high speed skidded turn which is fairly easy to see from the snow spray coming from under his board and the track he leaves in the snow is way to wide for him to be carving

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  • March 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm
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    he has a positive stance, instead of the duck, so it looks weird

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  • March 20, 2013 at 5:27 am
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    Yep, swung around too much, no good for landing switch and weight distributed to the rear causing the rear shoulder to come around on the toe edge thus making him skid out a little, which is ironic considering its a vid on carving,

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  • December 8, 2013 at 4:44 am
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    I think he's from aspen Colorado

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  • October 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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    id be embarrassed showing that kind of riding as 'carving', you cant even keep an edge all the way through a turn

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  • November 16, 2015 at 6:02 am
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    Dude, this looks great…but you're not teaching us how to carve or providing us any useful tip.

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  • February 14, 2016 at 5:47 am
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    This is AASI "dumbed down softboot carving" at its pinnacle. MY hip, on a 200cm Tanker, is NOT 2-1/2' above the snow mid-turn, but rather 4"-7" off of the snow, mid-turn (oh, and I'm 51 yrs.old), even in softboots. On Plates (oh, Lordy, did I mention PLATES in conjunction with AASI— Forgive me, they know not of what I say) I'm LOWER by another 4", on both turns. No, this, while it's technically 'carving', is about as dynamic as racing in a Dodge Minivan… It sux

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  • February 14, 2016 at 5:50 am
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    Oh, and, my 9 Yr. old could carve better than this 2 years ago, on his Chopper! He does half-loops, Toeside, carving at 45* to the snow, with ease. And, he lives in Alabama…

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  • March 7, 2016 at 7:57 am
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    Where are the tips?!??!

    reported for false title and tags.

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  • November 17, 2016 at 10:43 am
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    This is Bullshit!

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  • January 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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    . . . and dude, get a wind-protector thingy for that mic. 😉

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