In this segment, we’ll be talking a little
bit about your basic J-turns. After you’ve been practicing your Falling Leaf exercises,
you’ll become aware of which foot is going to feel more dominant. That’s going to be
your foot. It’s going to be the one in front, the control foot. Whether you’re goofy or
regular, as long as it feels good to you that’s what’s important. When you initiate your heel
to toeside turn, you’re going to start out on your heels. And, just like Falling Leaf
you’re going to point your board down the hill. But, keep going until you’re completely
straight. Once you’re completely straight, you want to rock your hips from being in the
heelside position to the toeside position. That’s the most important part. Once you’ve
rocked those hips from the back to forward, your board will just react immediately. And,
it will bring you around naturally into your toeside turn. Tada! And, that’s how you make
a turn. So, that’s how you make a basic turn. Just remember, to keep all your weight on
your front foot. That’s where you get all of your power, all of your control out of.
If you keep your weight in the back foot and the back seat, you’re just going to lose control
and do a wheelie the whole way down. All you have to do is to remember to keep your weight
balanced and keep confident.