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|09-23-2013 11:33 AM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
|09-23-2013 11:28 AM|
Originally Posted by tylerkat89 View Post
It's funny cause I've been thinking of starting the thread for a few weeks. Didn't want to seem TOO eager for the upcoming season!
|09-23-2013 11:00 AM|
I've already decided to pare my goals down to 1: Be less cautious and more adventurous.
At this point, the biggest thing holding me back is me.
|09-23-2013 10:48 AM|
Instead of starting a new thread, I'll bump this old one.
New Goals for the 2013-14 season:
Perfect my backside 1
Get my frontside 3 down
Land a 5
Fully tweak a method
Pretty stoked for this coming season. I broke my ankle early in the season last year, and I was still able to knock down most of my previous list. Super stoked to see how I do with a healed foot now
these are off the top of my head, I'm sure you guys will motivate me to add more
|04-16-2013 12:41 PM|
Letís see... biggest goal this season: overcome the rabbit heart.
Develop self-esteem, confidence in my abilities and for goods sake ride faster! (of course without losing secureness). Iím usually too hesitant, too easily distracted on groomers by the sound of scratching edges of other people. Actually I know that Iíd got the technique, but I stand in my own wayÖ too much imagination (I think thatís one of the biggest disadvantage of women) hmmm, this looks steep, lets slow down and take it easy. Uuh, thereís a jump, lets ride around that thing. Oh, there are moguls, lets slow down and negotiate them carefully. Aaah, thereís an icy slope, lets avoid a fall and slow down. Bullshit! The last fall I got something as laughable as a hematoma is years since. Years! So why be such a sissy? Found a way to overcome this problem: Loud pushing music. As weird as it might sound, but with the ear-phones, Iím able to completely focus and charge harder than ever. Not only on selected runs if having mentally squeezed the last droplet of adrenaline out of adrenal glands but all the time.
Funny, that I donít have this problems backcountry (never with music here, I need to communicate with buddies). As soon as thereís deep under my board, mind is focused, nothing comes across, thereís only the snow, the terrain in my head, no thought on what could happen, on what body is doing, it comes just naturally. The freedom of playing with the three dimensions of deep fluff is one of the greatest feelings I know.
goal next season: overcome the rabbit heart!
|04-16-2013 11:55 AM|
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
|04-16-2013 11:00 AM|
Originally Posted by destroy View Post
I have a list of goals and such as well, but really that's all detail. Having fun and leaving the ratrace behind for a few hours is the real payoff.
|04-16-2013 12:41 AM|
I'd say you are in a really good place after one season. It looks you got the snowboard as an effective mode of travel part down and It seems like you are not afraid of anything on the mountain. Those two things are key to having a good time on the hill.
And I would worry about the spins and stuff. trix are for kids, dont you know.
And dont worry about the riding switch thing. You will get it down eventually. I used to practice riding switch all the time and I can ride switch pretty well but I never use it. Its like learing to speak latin.
|04-15-2013 11:27 PM|
Never posted any goals, but I did manage to clean up my 5's a little.. still kinda ugly but i can stomp them consistantly. I'm also more confident doing flips, they're pretty easy actually but I was kinda freaked out learning them.
Other than that I haven't progressed much.. Getting better on rails was a big one but I failed.. Kinda avoided them for the most part.
Getting better on the MTB is going to be hard, I'm awful at that shit.. And it hurts more.
|04-15-2013 11:20 PM|
It's getting near the end of the season here and I've been reflecting on my riding...
It's my first season riding and I feel like it was pretty successful. I rode at 7 different resorts this year, spent a whole whack of dough on lift tickets every weekend, and picked up a ton of gear. Went hard and had plenty of spills but never really got too hurt. I feel comfortable riding just about anything on the mountain. Catching some solid airs, even handling moguls, trees, and more technical riding without any trouble. I'm willing to go through some gnarly shit and adverse conditions. I can keep up with very experienced riders without any trouble.
I'm disappointed on a couple things though... I've been so caught up in just ripping as much as I can every time I go out that I usually just neglect to work on things like learning switch and expanding my skills. I'd feel better if I was doing spins and grabs on top of riding switch.
Lastly and most importantly, I snowboard for me and nobody else. It saved my life when I had been in a dark place for a long time and I take it and leave it at that for all that it's given me... but I can't help but ask - Where would the more seasoned guys say a good spot to be after your first season is? Tough to tell without seeing me ride, but y'know...
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