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Published on Nov 16, 2006
Opus 4 "Lifted" was filmed in Switzerland in 2004. It shows the Swoard team in action, using Swoard Extremecarver model and their extremecarving technique. You can learn more about extremecarving on http://www.extremecarving.com. Basically the technique used is rotational turns with stiff torso/leg link and few other things: it can be resumed ( as you can see in the vids ) in the right timing between: - rotation turns ( no shoulder / hip dislocking: the shoulders move first, and the legs follow - Push / Pull technique: the legs are bent BETWEEN the turns, and then the board is PUSHED away from the body during the beggining of the turn ( its usually the opposite when you look at many people riding snowboards or skiis) - Right timing - Going almost upways before turning: this helps you by distributing the Gforce around a 180° arc instead of just 60-90° ( less forces means no stress on legs and ability to control better what is happening), going almost upways after the turn into the other one also makes you start the turn while the board is horizontal on the slope, not vertical.
This technique is good to learn for everyone wishing to improve his snowboarding skiils: it will help you in freeriding, freestyling, skiing even....