We have learned how to ride steeps with using your eye sight and upper body so far.
This time we will learn how to use our lower body to make turns on steeps.
This skill might be challenging for some of you since it will require you to have stronger balance while turning.
Ok, now let's begin!
3. Lower Body
If you could consistently make nice turns by using your upper body, next, try to use your lower body.
Since your lower body is much closer to your board than your head and upper body, your board react much quicker after rotating your lower body.
This time you can focus on rotating knees and ankles.
Reason why advance riders are riding such stable without much body rotation is because they use their knees and ankles.
Since this way to make turns don’t require you much body movement you can ride with less effort, and maintaining your balance while turning will be increased too.
You can start practicing this movement from gentle slopes.
Try rotating your knees first to make turns.
And next, try rotating your feet in your boots to make turns.
You can compare this way to make turns with rotating your upper body.
Then you will be noticed that by using your lower body your board start turning quicker.
Also, you might be noticed that your hips or whole your upper body are following your lower body.
Furthermore, rotating your knees and feet (ankles) are physically twisting your board toward the toe and heel side as well.
Therefore, you make edge angle to start turns by rotating your lower body.
As we learned here, rotating your body help to make turns.
But we also learned if all body parts work together, we can get the best result.
For example, if your lower body is turning right but your shoulders are turning left, you will make things difficult.
Try not to hinder each body to rotate to right direction by the other body parts rotating toward opposite site.
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