Cutback

  CUTBACK

Cutback Part One
Cutback Part Two: the turning kickstall
Use variations in terrain to change speed
Counterlean becomes lean

 

Cutback Part One

He throws his weight back onto the tail and throws his back arm into the turn. This time a frontside kick carve is executed.

The skater lifts the nose up in a wheelie and swings it around. This is a tighter turn back in the direction he came from. This simulates turning back toward the curl. It should feel like a release, since the board was going uphill against gravity for a bit, and now goes with gravity.

The skater drops the nose after the first part of the cutback. He turns or kick turns back downhill. This is a good time to push if you have lost speed or stall if you have gained speed.

 

Cutback Part Two: the turning kickstall

Next is a kick stall that turns backside and heads down the hill, simulating the turning away from the whitewater (or even banking off it) to head back down the line.

The skater shifts the front foot back a little bit. The stance becomes a narrow one, right on the tail. He wheelies and turns at the same time to "kickstall" the board. This is not a turn uphill. You don't want to slow down too much. The tail drags for just a moment.

 

Use variations in terrain to change speed

The skater uses a change in the surface terrain to decide when to do a certain maneuver. On the surface here on the volleyball courts, the stall occurs on the rough area between courts. He wants to land the board and take one cross step right as the board hits the smooth surface. The board will then accelerate.

 

Counterlean becomes lean

The counterlean of leaning out over the right rail is left the same as the backside turn ends and the frontside turn begins. Only now it becomes lean, leaning downhill as the board swings around in a frontside pivot. To simplify what this means, the upper body position stays almost the same, leaning downhill. In the meantime the board turns uphill then downhill.

 

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