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Old November 3rd, 2010, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default Slalom Snake, weight bearing front or back leg?

hi, everyone,
the snake trick,

which leg bear the weight? the front or the back?

or 50% 50%?

- one person told me is back leg and front leg ligthen.

-another person told me is weight on front leg as is the leading leg.

and both can do snake.

please input your thoughts,

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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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It's a little hard for me to explain, because I just do it, without thinking about it really... But if I'm right then I transfer my weight to my right foot (the one in front) every time it carves inwards. That way you can keep up and even increase your speed.
When I do a backwards snake I have my weight almost constantly on my left foot which is the one that hits the cones last (always have trouble figuring out which is the "leading" and "trailing" foot when going backwards)

Hope this helps


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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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Alternates - as the Great Naomi Grigg once said; you should NEVER evenly distribute your weight doing ANY trick, there is always one leg/side which is driving the weight and force of the trick.

Snake's weight alternates if you're doing it correctly, back then forward.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 02:03 AM   #4
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Alternates - as the Great Naomi Grigg once said; you should NEVER evenly distribute your weight doing ANY trick, there is always one leg/side which is driving the weight and force of the trick.

Snake's weight alternates if you're doing it correctly, back then forward.


good suggestion, will think about it when i do my snake
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Old November 4th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #5
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snake and back snake etc are tricks u can learn in 2 stages, depending on your skating background. if your really uncomfortable with the cones or are just starting skating etc, it can be executed by having all your weight on your back skate then just steering with your front one.

then once you get more comfortable and have a few more tricks down, trying to change your weight between them becomes much easier, and will ultimately look better.
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