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Legs muscles get tired quickly when using snowboard

Postby miked » Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:23 pm

I am not sure what is the problem, but every time i try to go snow kiting
with my snowboard, the muscles that I use to point my
toes up start to heart and i have to quit after one hour or so..
I spoke to a friend of mine and he said that he has the same problem.
I am using a metal binding with 2 straps, i tried rotating them to a more of a duck stance and still have this problem.

Is this my binding or my legs :-? ?
What kind of binding shell we use?
Any help will be appreciated.
Mike

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Postby edmis » Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:59 pm

remove hi-backs, i had some unpleasant feelings in legs until i removed hi-backs


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Postby dr.lojz » Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:17 pm

It is a technic of your SB and skils.
I am snowboarder from '85 and like any beginner, I can say
it was hurting, everything, from the bones to the muscles ;-(
when I start!

On SBkiteboarding is the same. Try to find the zero position.
I men the position where you will press the board with full force.
Don't use any of other movements or forces to control the board.
It is like Kitesurfing on the surf board /no stap/ or wakeskate style!
Use the stances of 48-53cm, central position on the board!
That's important, with offset binding you need to trace the force differently,
I thing this is your problem!

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Postby Kite Minnesota » Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:00 pm

Mike,

I had problems myself when starting out KiteSnowBoarding. I have found, (for myself) that a direct center stance is most comfortable. It also allows me to ride with pretty decent board control in both directions reg. and switch. I also started out having a 15 degree duckfoot stance which was nice for board control BUT, when I would ride like this for long periods of time it would absolutely kill my big toes. So I adjusted both bindings to about 3 degrees duckfoot and the pressure is now distributed more throughout all of my toes now and has decreased the pain to almost none in that area. It is a minor trade off in ability to cut upwind etc.. but was well worth it to me.

ALSO-try NOT to tighten the front end or toe end of your bindings to tight, keep them kind of loose. This will allow everything to move around a little better and not be so cramped up all the time.

Hope this stuff helps for a better time riding.

Jason

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Postby miked » Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:01 pm

On SBkiteboarding is the same. Try to find the zero position.
I men the position where you will press the board with full force.
Don't use any of other movements or forces to control the board.
It is like Kitesurfing on the surf board /no stap/ or wakeskate style!


dr.lojz, I am not sure what do you mean by the zero postion... You will press the board with full force (do you mean by pointing my toes and edging hard?), but then you write don't use any force... can you please explain
Thanks, Mike

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Postby sq225917 » Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:39 pm

use bindings with low highbacks and no forward lean, and the softest boots you can find. you want to minimise your duck stance as much as you can and try a centred position on the board, ie one with both bindings the same distance from each end. a true twin tip board, like you would ride for jibbing might help.

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Postby KGN » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:33 am

I have the same problem>as I speak my legs are burning.I will try the tips presented here!I find it hurts more going one way.It least you will have strong muscles when the water season starts up.

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Postby Guest » Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:27 am

same here, been thinking about the one leg sore thing (short end of board). Up until now I've been using a lot of duck (13) and a wide stance. I'll try bringing them in and straingtening them out.
Thanks for the tips.

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Postby urbanr » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:52 am

i agree with the comment regarding the boots.... definitely the softer the better.

I think softer boots enables you to position your weight appropriately by angling your knees in or out (by slightly twisting your ankles) and therefore allowing you to shift your weight more evenly against the board pressure.

Soft boots also make the world of difference when riding switch... no doubt about it.

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Postby Flyboy » Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:49 pm

My question is: does it really make sense to use a snow board?

I've been using skis for the past 3 years (I don't have a SB background) & they clearly work better from most perspectives: easier set-up, manouevering, faster, better edging & up-wind control etc.

On the other hand, I can see using a SB in deep snow & I can see how it would be more fun for tricks & transitions. (Landing jumps, especially with rotations, is definitely hairier with skis).

Any opinions from kiters who have experience with both skis & SB?


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