Originally Posted by Skinny Bam
Heres a tip: LEARN TO RIDE FIRST INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SHOW OFF FOR YOUR BUDDIES/ SNOW HOES/ WHATEVER.
Why are you washing out when your trying backflips? Because you dont know how to fucking ride and your trying backflips. I dont care what you did before, even if the 6 days you rode for 24 hours you dont have enough experience. After 30+ days of solid riding MAYBE you will know what I mean. You have to become one with your edges and that takes time. Or dont. I mean Mark Mcmorris is a pro who throws triple corks all day and he cant ride powder steeps for shit! But thats just plain embarrassing if you ask me.
Heres my REAL tip: learn how to haul ass down blues and blacks and then trees. Your gonna eat shit bad if you cant control yourself on bigger jumps. Also stop trying 3's and shit until you can ride down the whole mountain switch at good speed. AFTER all that then learn butters, 180 and 360 butters. These will probably help the most with spins.
This is excellent advice. If you don't like powder or trees, then skip that part. But to feel comfortable enough on a board, you should be able to first ride down blues and blacks regular with ease. Switch riding helps out a TON as well, just giving you that much better overall board feel and helps you transition from 180s and 540s and stuff. You can add some minor park stuff to be familiar with it like straight air off jumps and 5050s. then when you can ride switch, try some 180s and boardslides, and progress from there. sure, you might be able to land some of this stuff early, but your going to look a lot more comfortable and have more style if you can flat out ride a snowboard first.