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10-04-2014 04:18 AM
tokyo_dom Thanks man yes it is all healed up and i am ready to hit the snow again soon. Wrist is actually turning out to be the slowest healing, i will definitely need a wrist guard/supporter this year, but at least that is easy to do.

And yes it is a 2012 Parkstar. Quite like this deck, its playful yet useable all over.
I picked up an Echelon Killbox for this year though since i want to do some rail work, and because i just love the graphics on that board. In fact i loved it so much, that i also bought one of Echelon's testbed samples - a traditional camber board with the same graphic - for when i feel like doing more carving and high speed bombing. Kinda means the Parkstar will take a backseat this year; but then who knows, maybe i wont enjoy full rocker as much
10-03-2014 12:39 PM
Rookie09 Kinda off topic and sorry about bring back a dead thread, but..... I couldn't help but notice the board you were riding. It looks like the exact same one I ride!! 2012 K2 Parkstar 152, correct? I just get excited when I see somebody else riding the same board as me...

Btw hope the injury is healed and you're ready to go this season!
04-18-2014 08:54 AM
PalmerFreak I broke my collar bone in two places about 8-9 years ago and the good news is they rarely need surgery and usually heal up just as strong as they were before. Good luck on your recovery and stay positive.
04-17-2014 10:35 PM
f00bar They don't have gymnastics training gyms out there like in the states? My kids happened to go to Tim Daggets (sealed the 84 team gold with a 10 in rings for you youngins) but it just happens to be a half mile away from my house. There are quite a few around. Both my kids when they were little took classes there, non competitive, just for fun for an hour a week. He mostly works with the competition teams, but every once in a while he'd come and work with the little kids. So I can say both my kids are Olympic champion trained.

They almost always have open gym where if you pay the hour fee you can jump around in the pit. Plus they usually hire young college kids studying in their athletics department to help out. Mostly women and cute, and all legal age....
04-17-2014 10:22 PM
tokyo_dom
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Originally Posted by Cr0_Reps_Smit View Post
you can always find a place like woodward too, we always to a basic tumbling lesson with our intros (people who have never been to woodward at copper before) and then you get to jump on trampolines and shit which is always fun.
Man, i look at places like Woodward etc and get so jealous. There are lots of separate facilities here, trampoline rooms, indoor slopes, water jumps, airbag jumps etc. But no complete training facilities, and nothing i can find to practice jumping into foam pits.

Will try to do the trampoline at least this year. Water jumps/air bag jumps if possible (not that either of them help with basic fall training)

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That sucks!! Your right though, at least the season is over so the regret is a lot smaller. If it makes you feel better you taught me a lesson! I did something very similar at the end of this season involving a large step up jump, a newly learned front side 3, and not enough speed. I got lucky and left with a sore body and a busted lip, but seeing this I should be more careful as well! I definitely recommend learning how to fall, coming from a light gymnastic background it can not only help avoid the big injuries at times, but it will divert some of the energy that can lead to the more gradual wear and tear options that arise eventually as well.

Watching the vid again it was definitely you opening your shoulders that killed you, but you already knew that. Try taking off jumps using an edge whether you spinning or not. It will give you a stable platform, and since one edge is up it would be a lot harder to catch if you do happen do open up those shoulders a little bit. Once you start spinning you will be more comfortable and used to the set up turn motions that are essential! I would stick with the smaller jumps until you tame those shoulders and get used to using your edges. Best wishes bro! At least you got another story!
Thanks for the advice/encouragement! i usually know to keep pressure on the toe edge even for straight jumps. I could list problems like a chopped up kicker, steeper than necessary kick (possibly due to it being april, in the afternoon), higher than necessary speed, but at the end of the day, it was the size that got to me. Panic caused me to do all the things that i know i shouldnt. Shoulders opened up like a bitch, tried to absorb the kick with my legs instead of popping off a stable stance.

In short, i was not ready for this sized jump. But knowing what can happen if i do mess up, made me realise that i think i need to stop trying to hit bigger features like this. No matter how comfortable i get on the smaller jumps, I think i will stay under 25ft. You dont know what could happen - even at Cr0_reps_smit's level, bad stacks happen (due to a gust of wind i believe?). I am never going to be pro, i missed that boat, so i should stick with having fun while staying relatively safe

Speaking of which, I actually think i had more fun on the rails this weekend (despite me starting a thread asking what makes them fun recently!). Broken bones do happen there too of course, but slower speeds/less height means less bad breaks? could be wrong
04-17-2014 02:45 PM
a4h Saint That sucks!! Your right though, at least the season is over so the regret is a lot smaller. If it makes you feel better you taught me a lesson! I did something very similar at the end of this season involving a large step up jump, a newly learned front side 3, and not enough speed. I got lucky and left with a sore body and a busted lip, but seeing this I should be more careful as well! I definitely recommend learning how to fall, coming from a light gymnastic background it can not only help avoid the big injuries at times, but it will divert some of the energy that can lead to the more gradual wear and tear options that arise eventually as well.

Watching the vid again it was definitely you opening your shoulders that killed you, but you already knew that. Try taking off jumps using an edge whether you spinning or not. It will give you a stable platform, and since one edge is up it would be a lot harder to catch if you do happen do open up those shoulders a little bit. Once you start spinning you will be more comfortable and used to the set up turn motions that are essential! I would stick with the smaller jumps until you tame those shoulders and get used to using your edges. Best wishes bro! At least you got another story!
04-17-2014 02:32 PM
Cr0_Reps_Smit
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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Thanks.

Judo/Aikido sounds cool too... Less 18yr old cheerleaders with that option of course. But after watching some tumbling videos it seems it is more of a gymnastics art than what i expected (a class where we all practice tumbling/falling). Right now all of these options sound like the need a fully healed and strong collarbone though!
you can always find a place like woodward too, we always to a basic tumbling lesson with our intros (people who have never been to woodward at copper before) and then you get to jump on trampolines and shit which is always fun.
04-17-2014 02:31 PM
andrewdod dang. another one... get well soon man... falling is an art that ive not yet mastered but am figuring out!
04-17-2014 02:05 PM
tradnwaves4snow
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I am a leftie, and now need to do everything with my right hand

i hear ya' when i broke my left thumb and placed in a cast, i had to learn to wipe my ass with my right!
im left handed and wipe with my right... youre doing it wrong haha
04-17-2014 12:56 AM
tokyo_dom
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Originally Posted by snowman55 View Post
You are in Japan. Right?

Take some Judo/Aikido classes. You'll learn to fall the right way.


Anyways, good luck with your injury.
Thanks.

Judo/Aikido sounds cool too... Less 18yr old cheerleaders with that option of course. But after watching some tumbling videos it seems it is more of a gymnastics art than what i expected (a class where we all practice tumbling/falling). Right now all of these options sound like the need a fully healed and strong collarbone though!
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