24 thoughts on “Snowboard Tip – Turning with the Knees

  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    0:36 is HACKS
    (EDIT) Look at his goggles

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    I tried it out today and I liked it. Well, my feet didn't feel tired at the end of the day. Thanks to your great tip and the knees did most the turning pressure. I found it worked best on blue runs and carvings. BTW, I turned head, shoulder, knees and toes…. in sync but more on the knees

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    So you see what yo-WOOOOOSH WOOOOOOOOSH WOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH- and that's how you make turning much easier.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    I like your foglight analogy. Catchy, and easy to remember. Thanks.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    lol @ the haters in this video. Turning with your knees DOES help a lot and IS safe. Bunch of idiots.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    this guys definitely canadian lol good vid tho

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    That lift though

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    I was never told this when I was learning years ago the first steps they teach you sliding down with your board 90 degrees to the hill sets you up for failure because your body is locked in and since you only know how to move your ankles when you slide down on your edges your not turning your knees or twisting the board to get it to switch edges. They teach you falling leaf then they tell you to let the front of the board go down hill and switch edges. If you don't twist your body or knees like in this video your likely going to catch the wrong edge and come down hard on your face. I wish they would teach this more by schools.  I fell a bunch of times learning until someone saw me and said you need to twist your body little which the front of the board will twist and that gets the board to turn. 

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    This technique was taught to me by the instructor at Taos – helped a ton! It made everything so much easier to grasp.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    I like the fog light tip I think I will be able to use that 😀

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    Good video, what are you binding angles?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    "Turning with the knees" doesn't actually cause the knee joint to twist – it causes your femur to turn in the hip socket. If you're only turning the ankles, you're not leveraging maximum force. By starting your turn at the ankle and continuing to pivot the femur in the hip socket, you're greatly increasing the amount of pivot you can apply. Consequently you'll create much more steering.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    That's right… turning with the knees is just a teaching methodology… not the actual technique. I'm sure most people are aware that the knees are a hinge joint and do not move laterally… or rotationally, however talking about the knees gives a visual cue which makes it easier for some folks to grasp. That being said no single methodology will work for everyone.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    ps. you're not rotating your knee in this video. You're lifting up with your ankle and twisting with your hip joint to give the illusion that your knee is twisting. Please people, do not try to twist with your knee.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    The bad thing about teaching to lead with knees is that our knee joint isn't meant to twist or turn. This could lead to getting injured easier. I would bring the focus to the ankle to start with since it is the closest joint to the board, and the board is what we are trying to control. I have successfully snowboarded many times by only moving my ankles. Looking like a statue from the knee up. It is impossible to snowboard not using your ankels. I could go on, but bla bla bla bla

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    I can't speak for Mike (he doesn't comment on this channel) but it seems obvious to me that "turning with the knees" is just a teaching methodology that helps some people… not an actual technique. With regards to his personal technique, although certainly not perfect, Mike was a CASI demo team member at Interski 2011 so I don't imagine it's all that bad. I'm sure it will suffice as a visual reference for the recreational boarder for whom this tip was meant to help.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    You don't Turn with our knee, if anything your turning with your ankle. It is amazing how many people have videos up and know very little about what they are talking about. You were heavy back foot all run, and how you described turning will help people turn with their upper body not their feet. Also have a massive open shoulder. Nice try though

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Hintertux Glacier in Austria

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Is this squaw vally?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Very nice…^_^

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    You can think about which ever body part you like. They are all valid teaching methods to help develop certain skills.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    @simonjeffreymarr
    I was taught to pressure your feet to help initiate and assist in controlling the turn, but not to actually perform the complete turn itself. Its also useful for making slight adjustments while going relatively straight. Just my 2 cents.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Interesting….I was taught to focus on the feet (BASI school)…..or rather pressurising the feet…..any thoughts on that?

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