Originally Posted by philsthrills
You truly are old school, I'll give you that.
I don't use the Burton LTR system.
Twisting is a very viable way to turn, though. I would bet you that you never made a single run without twisting your board.
I am familiar with the early '90's philosophies of teaching, and twisting was part of some peoples' philosophy then, but I would really like to hear how you think that turns are made without twisting the board. This is not a fad - it has been around for most of snowboarding's development.
i've cited, ad nauseum, how turns are executed. you will NEVER hear/see a worldcup or olympic racer 'twisting' their board..
technically, both toes are up simultaneously on heelside, and both heels are up, simultaneously, on toeside turns.
it's actually terribly weak and inneficient to turn a board by holding one toe up, and one down, and vice-versa.
your turns should be made by varying the radius of your effective edge by 'bending' the board on it's flat axis, and by using it's sidecut.
nice try with labelling me as 'old school' , as a shortcut to acknowledging my 19 years of teaching boarding, starting and directing several board schools, coaching weltcup athletes and racing worldcup.
my friend, i'm as current as current gets, and there IS
a world of outstanding snowboard teaching methoidology outside of Pennsyltucky.
but the know-it-all hick act looks good on you, though