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Wholebody blast from the past.

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by bawbawbel, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    This technology is still around, they are using even more parts of their bodies now
     
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    ... but why?
     
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    Plenty of reasons I reckon. Ease of access, urban use where snowboarding is impractical, ability to do skate tricks, simply being rad.
     
  5. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    And sometimes LOSING important parts of their bodies. But the young must have the ability to regrow them.

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    In 2010, came the powderskate, but by then most snowsurfers ( including their powdersurfing, snurfing, noboarding, split-boarding, cordboarding, and snowskating bretheren ) had lost the ability for balanced wholebody movement, tending towards straightlining, heel pivoting, and heel pushing.
    As above :)
     
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  7. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyway, by 1989 Dave (Max) had taken his Skeeter to the world.
    Another go in 2014 as the Crossboard.
    http://blag.illicitsnowboarding.com/2014/07/reinventing-snowboard-take-47564-cross.html
    Max:
    "To my surprise crew training for the Olympics are stoked and assisting race design, we recently competed in a banked slalom comp and finished respectably against the worlds best pro's here on tour."
    Hmm. Snowboard with variable sidecut....

    Back to the Bo
    backscratchers said :
    "For a small period of time around mid to late eighties at Baw Baw the Swingbo seemed to rule over flat snowboards, both in numbers and talent of the riders. Then suddenly they vanished."
    I am flabbergasted. Swingbo must have had marketing advice from the most rabid of the antiboard fraternity who were pushing the urban legend that snowboarders were several evolutionary steps below neanderthals.
    (see sex post on original gif ). :confused:
     
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  8. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Of course, there was an American version.
    But without Wholebody or sidecut, it was just a Dangerous Device on a quick trip to oblivion.
     
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    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Interski 2003
    The Japanese suggested a style that the whole population could use.
    Sure enough, it was a basic Wholebody.


    Very basic indeed. You will note anticipation only on turns to skier's left, and upper rotation carried through into the turn. Forbidden !
    And note the number two without the faintest idea of wot's goin on !
    From the elusive audio track:
    "Japanese always ski very well and disciplined."
    "Japan is going through recession, they want more skiers."
    "They have a learning progression using a long ski on one foot and a short ski on the other, right up to expert." !!!
     
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  10. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    2008
    Some continued to argue about waist steering in the deadly serious NASTAR.
    The owner said:
    " Finally, we've also explored the value and usage of core involvement at the opposite end of the skill development spectrum. We believe that WAIST STEERING can offer an attractive alternative to more traditional methods of steering the skis during wedge turns or beginner and intermediate level parallel skiing. "
    It used The Core, but there must have been more. How could the beginner understand it if a second try of 23 pages in EpicSki could not sort it out ?
    Movie Time ! Even then, some people just went skiing.