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SLASH IN POWDER | HOW TO XV

Slashing a wind lip is one of the most emblematic moves in snowboarding, and it feels great So today we're gonna go through all the steps so that you can get your first slash

Usually it's a lot easier to start with a backside slash, rather than a toe side slash It is a lot easier to do a slash when you find a little bit of a shoulder It's good to arrive at 90 degrees angle onto the shoulder, or the wind lip, so that you can have maximum power into your turn So while you do your turn, you arrive centered on your feet with as much speed as you can and then once you have initiated the turn with the upper body you're just going to give an extra push with your back leg, so that it pushes all the snow away It's really important to start the turn centered on your feet and to really use the front of your board to initiate the turn before you push your leg

On your toe side turn it's gonna become a lot more complicated to push the back leg and it's gonna really require to being able to separate the upper body and the lower body So it will really be important to keep your shoulders in the direction where you're going and just have your back leg push The more speed and the tighter your turn in's the bigger your slash is going to be The steeper the easier will be to slash because it is a lot easier to get out of your turn One thing that I really like to do is to let my backhand drag into the snow and we call that a layback

And that will give you a maximum power into your slash At the beginning when you're gonna start your first slashes you're gonna do it in the fall line and you're gonna spray yourself So the trick against that is to start to take speed and then start traversing a bit into your run so that you can go on the shoulder and really close your turn So one common mistake is to push with both your legs and kind of got too much 90 degrees from your direction and not have a bit of horizontal speed so that you can get away from your cloud so that you get pow sprayed, and white roomed It's kind of fun to do when you know it's open terrain but as soon as you have trees or any kind of obstacle could be problematic because you don't see where you're going

Slashing a wind lip is really something that you won't get tired of so just go slay it, slash it, go and get rad, get the shot and have fun

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