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05-14-2009 05:37 PM
Shobb I went from strapping in and tumbling head over heels to riding comfortably and going nuts on a powder day. I'm looking forward to next season.
05-14-2009 04:21 PM
Catman I learned to ride switch. Not just ride but good enough so that it is hard to tell
05-14-2009 02:57 PM
bubbachubba340 another thing im proud of is front and back boarding a 20ft long waist high piece od plastic tubing with ribs on it. I believe its used for rolling baseball tarps, but this was at home when we got 1 foot and a half of snow. I took some pretty nice crashes when my edges caught on the big divets in the tube. It was such a good feeling getting up and landing it next try.
05-12-2009 09:21 PM
Woosenheimer I quit drinking so much..... I still drink, of course, just not as much.
05-12-2009 02:53 PM
Penguin Went from just bombing runs to:

riding switch (still slow, but it's there)
straight air
indy grab
backside 180
flat land tailpress
05-12-2009 10:23 AM
bubbachubba340 tailpress on snow and on boxes
nose press on snow and boxes
180 to nose press 180 out
50-50 steep narrow rainbow
360 on smaller jumps
front 180 15-20 footers
back 180s
half cab tailpress
270 boardslide on 90 off
up to 1080 nose butter
360 tail butter
05-12-2009 02:31 AM
untchabl Well, this was my first season ever on the mountain. Only got to go 3 times but I'm happy with how much I accomplished in that short time. This season I'm going as much as I can and I'm hoping to really improve. Can't wait for winter to get here.
05-12-2009 01:48 AM
nos At the start of last year I couldn't finish any box besides a tiny one or link turns very well. Now I can:

Carve very well
Tailpress on snow
Ride switch so-so
50-50 boxes, kinked boxes, flat rails, and up rails.
BS Board boxes
FS 180 off of jumps
I landed one really wimpy 360
Throw simple grabs (Melon, indy, tindy).

Gotta up the spins next season!
05-08-2009 01:02 PM
TeamSR This is was my 15th season riding and every year i still progress. Last year i hurt myself bad trying a BS 900 and i was super sketched out at the start of this season about doing any big spins. But at the end of the year i ended up landing a sketchy FS 1080. I rode a lot of urban this year since i would get out of work so late and the mountains would be closed. So i would just go and hit handrails which was always fun. I would say over all, i had a good season
05-08-2009 11:31 AM
Grabby I had a pretty good season for progression.

Finally got to ride some real powder on my trip out to Utah and hit some of the craziest terrain I've ever ridden. Took some time to get used to riding powder but I loved every minute of it. Did lots of off-piste riding out there some in-resort hiking to hit good bowls and some powder.

Got into the park more this season though didn't ride quite as much a I would have liked. Lots of mountains around me seemed to be most concerned with putting up the biggest craziest features possible rather than a a good range of sizes and abilities to learn tricks and then step them up on. Still accomplished some things:

- Getting more comfortable on medium jumps. Trying to get more consistent in the 20-30 foot range.
-Got some bigger 180s

As for rails/boxes didn't hit all that many.
-Got my back boardslides dialed and even brought them to few rails and small gap boxes (couldn't gap into them before)
-Did my first presses on a box - just a tail press so far.
-Finally was able to throw some clean frontboards which had been eluding me for a while.
-Getting more control spinning a bit on boxes, but I can only spin 180 on the box right now. Looking for a full 3 next season.

-My switch riding has improved a fair amount. I can carve down blues rather than skidded turns most of the time. Still not that stylish though.
-Most importantly I got the technique down for an ollie so I'm actually feeling the pop from flexing the board rather than just jumping which is what I usually did.

Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
My 3's didn't get tuned in the way I liked them, didn't take them to anything significantly large sized.
I'm in the same place. Didn't get to spend as much time spinning jumps as I liked. Landed some 3's but I want to get them much more consistent and take them to something more than 5-10 ft.

Awesome season over all. I'm only on break though. I'll be doing a semester in New Zealand from July to November staying just a few hours from Queenstown/Wanaka.
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