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  1. #1
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    "Snow Kiss - Soft boots Extreme Carving"

    From friends at Swoard:

    https://youtu.be/PDvinfym2Lk

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    He definitely lays down
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
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    controlled falling?

    extreme carving?

    just another silly Euro?


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    Fullyprone hip/navel check?? When you have to push yourself back up off the snow between turns .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Fullyprone hip/navel check?? When you have to push yourself back up off the snow between turns .......
    I am awed by your aesthetic sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Wonder if he wears a cup.

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    I don’t get it. He’s actually taking energy away from the carve as well as momentum. He even looses leverage on the board causing it to straight line and come out of the turn.

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    Nerd
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    One way to get pitted.

    The Japanese are all over this - soul surfing they call it - but being Japan

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc6qPfFA...by=mikethesnow

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    I'm a big fan of carving groomers although I still can rock the soft boots and the big popsicle stick in powder.
    Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste goood.

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    there's nothing extreme going on there

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    "Snow Kiss - Soft boots Extreme Carving"

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    From friends
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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    there's more to this story but since you guys love "rail" on hardbooters...have a field day with this.
    maybe I'll follow up on the rest of the mess later.
    suffice it to say ..It's a NICHE market, at best. Like kitesurfing, I love it but...it ain't for the masses, not even close.
    https://businessden.com/2017/10/26/s...-former-owner/
    Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste goood.

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    A failed attempt at crashing?

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    high side, over the bars...going Mach 10. Hooked it...doh !
    Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste goood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerSteve View Post
    there's nothing extreme going on there
    except for the slow mo effect


    Quote Originally Posted by Afkpuz View Post

    now this is siccc
    24° 06°

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    to me, it feels like the closet thing to surfing...on the snow
    Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste goood.

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    ^^^ Agree; board carving is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen on snow, but when you can't recover from your turn without pushing off of the snow, you're just doing fancy push-ups.

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    Watching someone who can truly carve on a snowboard is awesome. Sadly not many seem to be able to do it and just slide around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Watching someone who can truly carve on a snowboard is awesome. Sadly not many seem to be able to do it and just slide around.
    Agreed.
    Love to watch someone link turns around the fall-line.

    Too many Team-Heel-Side-Powder-Groomers out there.
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    ^^^ Agree; board carving is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen on snow, but when you can't recover from your turn without pushing off of the snow, you're just doing fancy push-ups.
    No doubt it's beautiful.

    But, Extreme Carving is a special type of rotational turn, the purpose of which is to get as close to the snow as possible, which entails a loss of speed, especially when compared to racing midweighting techniques.

    Touching the snow, even brushing lips on the snow, is part of it.

    Jacques and Patrice developed this style of riding and designed their unique Swoard Alpine and soft boards especially for it. (Both are great all mountain boards, btw.)

    That's two major accomplishments in a place, Switzerland, that has really high technique and equipment standards.

    There"s a long series of midweighting vids beginning with this one, where the goal is to get in and out of carves quickly because you are running gates or a BX course:

    https://youtu.be/5T_BJb3UYyc



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    Cmon man, yer trolling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles martel View Post
    ......

    Touching the snow, even brushing lips on the snow, is part of it.
    We're 99% in agreement here; touching's fine but going all the way, so to speak, to the point of actually purposefully supporting your weight with your hands/hips/face i.e. assisting your legs and reducing the demand for a perfect edge hold/carve, is a step too far for me.

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