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06-02-2012 01:06 PM
IndraRipper
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Originally Posted by jojoinabox View Post
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LOL you are hella good at reviving old threads...
nonetheless, thanks for your input. That's pretty cool you're the same age as me...but way better at riding than me haha. I'm super jelly, I wish my family snowboarded.

Yeah I've thought about signing up for some tribe sessions, I usually just freeload off of the free seshes they have after high school races.
&thanks for the offer yup we are no where near close
I just start reading about topics that I find and then reply if I need to lol.
Jelly lol
Really though tribe is great fun and WELL worth a try if you get the chance, I went this spring and had so much fun!
06-02-2012 12:59 PM
jojoinabox ^

LOL you are hella good at reviving old threads...
nonetheless, thanks for your input. That's pretty cool you're the same age as me...but way better at riding than me haha. I'm super jelly, I wish my family snowboarded.

Yeah I've thought about signing up for some tribe sessions, I usually just freeload off of the free seshes they have after high school races.
&thanks for the offer yup we are no where near close
06-02-2012 03:07 AM
IndraRipper lol guys just found this thread!
I love it, I'm 14 and really never thought about competition I ride for me because I love it can do front and back 3s solidly and have done a couple of 5s decent in the park, jib a bit too wanna get better at that.
My dad just go into park riding this year he can do back 1,s off side hits lol and grabs in the park.
He is 47 this month, learned to ride at 39.
My GF and her dad want to learn to snowboard too.
I doubt I will ever compete as I don't really want to.
But if you want to compete just try your bet to progress and ride with people who challenge you.
I ride with my family (extended family sometimes) we all board.
But sometimes in whistler we meet up with these other guys from London, they are really cool.
Next time you are in whistler check out 'ride tribe' go for level 5/6.
I would offer to ride with you but I am pretty sure you don't live close to me lol
Indra
03-26-2012 09:43 PM
Intheshit I was nothing special. And i don't mean instructional online videos. Those are confusing to me. But when I saw the way some guys were winding up they're bodies to do some like 360 or 540 boardslide 360 out it clicked in my head how I should have been conceptualizing my 360.

So the slow motion high quality camera on forum team riders actually taught me how to land my first 3 I remember once I saw the way his arms and knees were pointing that he was super spring loaded and that was all I was missing from my own much smaller spin.
03-26-2012 09:26 PM
jojoinabox ^ thanks so much for the tips (: I think I'm a bit more confident to go ride solo now

PS I've watched ..like more than 70% of all the snowboarding videos there are on the internet...I'm totally obsessed. I think I just gotta try out the tricks that I watch everyday on video..
When you were 14 you were probably way better than me though...I have the ability to bail pretty hard on flat ground
03-26-2012 01:36 PM
Intheshit hey dude. Most of the riding I do in my lifetime is solo. I spend a lot of time just feeling the hill and getting into my own little zone. I listen to the birds and whatnot before hitting most jumps. Sometimes I just sit there and ponder a hit for 30 minutes before deciding its the right time to go big. Honestly, everything you know before it happens so just take your time.

I did not have many friends to ride with growing up and I guess i did not really want any. There are a few groups of people I wont ever forget though. They must have been 18-25 i was about 14 or so and honestly I would just follow them around. They would be hitting these wicked jumps and I guess I really looked up to them or thought they were cool. I would just hang 10 or 15 feet back, watch how they did it and comfortably try it after they were done.

One day I had been hitting the jump all day and was feeling really confident and decided to bomb it from the top of the hill. Guess I figured i should do something stupid like that after they had left. Well with the big guys out of the scene some skiier thought it was wise to stop on the top of the lip and watch his kid or something. Anyway, i swerved off the side of the lip cleared the landing by quite a bit and landed flat on my back.

couldn't breathe and had to sleep on a wooden board for a week but hey, that was still one of the best days i ever had riding.

you don't *need* an instructor. It always helps if good people are around showing you what is right from wrong though. There were other groups of riders who I used as demonstrators without their knowledge as well. Sorta felt like one of the group myself lol...

for more advanced stuff I learned tons from snowboard videos, but at that point I was an instructor myself and there was pressure to learn and land new tricks to keep up. Definitely borrowed skill points here and there.

i guess what i am trying to say is having an instructor can speed things up, but it can also slow things down and damage your confidence.

I even had skiiers teach me to snowboard, just by the fact that they were laughing at my hesitation to hit bigger stuff.

pay attention to size and weight of your fellow riders, and giver.
03-26-2012 12:19 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by jojoinabox View Post
Since you're from van city, would you happen to be familiar with NSST?
No idea, sorry.
03-26-2012 12:17 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by jdmccright View Post
LOL at my age I could care less but when I turn 40 I'm going to be like piss off kid. Then again when I'm 40 I want be riding park.
40's no reason to stop. Just be more cautious. Plus armour really helps.
03-25-2012 11:03 PM
jdmccright
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Yeah, but only the most obnoxious of twerps will lip you off. Although being called "sir" or "mister" can get a bit grating.
LOL at my age I could care less but when I turn 40 I'm going to be like piss off kid. Then again when I'm 40 I want be riding park.
03-25-2012 11:45 AM
jojoinabox
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
I'll assume that you are not a tranny, halfway cute and have a personality...so the deal is, have a go for it attitude, be tough and keep up with the boys. If you can pull that off, the guys will let you hang; they will be helpful and encouraging. My daughter rode mostly with boys and no girl could keep up. She switched pretty much to skiing about 3 years ago and now she only has a couple of girlfriends that can keep up with her. But she has tons of guys that she rips with and she is getting great experience...probably better than a person could buy.
Nope, not a tranny, sorry to disappoint.. I'll try my best haha

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Nnngnggggg, I think your mother kind of has it backwards. No blame to her though, she probably has no idea exactly what you're talking about. You should take a lesson first, both to see if you like it/have talent and to get the basics nailed so you don't kill yourself.



Fuck'em. Don't be a clone. Do what you like.
You're right, my mom doesn't really know anything about snowboarding, but she's really chill with anything as long as it doesn't cut into my grades etc. Since you're from van city, would you happen to be familiar with NSST? I was wondering if I should join one of their programs haha (: Sorry to be so bothersome
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