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Old 01-05-2014, 08:35 PM
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Rear quad gets so tired

I'm pretty new, so I'd like some input.

When I ski I find that my the quadriceps on my rear leg just gets wiped out tired more quickly than anything else. I could ski for much longer from an upper body and cardio perspective, but my back leg just kills too soon.

I assume this is a foot positioning issue or a binding setup problem. I'm riding with a single boot with a RTP. Has anyone gone through this? Is there a quick solution? Or do I have to do many many more squats this winter? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:39 PM
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You are tail riding... and your form is way back - talking from personal experience..

have any pictures of you skiing?
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:36 PM
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Unfortunately no. I'm just starting to progress to the point where wipeouts can wind you. Still quite new. But I'll watch for that.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:40 PM
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Cant stress enough to stretch, stretch, stretch
I recently had same issue but wakeboarding, reduced squats, lunges etc and stretch more on legs and problem gone, give it a try
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:49 PM
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riding the tail will severely will tire you out - imagine how much force it takes to hold on dragging the back end of a ski thru the water...

do you look like picture left or right.. I am right Marcus Brown left - I am tail riding - marcus on edge..

Lots of videos on youtube... when you get back on water - take video - you'll get lots of advice here... this forum has got me running a slalom course... ok 2 officially got 1 and 2 missed 3 and 4 and picking up 5 and 6.. -

second picture shows more ski in water - lots less stress on legs.... and more control
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:57 PM
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One of the biggest take away points from MB's most recent video series has been that you cannot get your weight forwards if your hips are tight, stretching out those hip flexors gets your hips forwards.

Since you're already on an RTP you probably can move your back foot to accommodate your stance, so set that front binding to factory recommendations, slap that RTP so you don't jamb your toe nail into the horseshoe and get limber.
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