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03-09-2010 10:38 PM
ChubbyGuy
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
It's a bunch of things.

How in tune with yourself you are.
How in tune with your gear.
How much you ride.
How long you've been riding.
How much you pay attention to small things to make them better.
I think this attention to detail plays a huge part in style. Some people will hit a jib, do it textbook and land correctly, and thats it for them; they got the trick. But some people will hit a jib and think about the little things like how well it was pressed, how smooth was it, how did it look. I think the people with this attention to detail develop style, and some people just dont really care about it.
03-09-2010 02:24 PM
tooscoops yeah.. style is tricky. and its something that seems to be lacking where i ride. i see guys riding into the park and assume they are about to either not hit a single feature or bail if they do attempt anything based on their seeming lack of ability...

then they hit the biggest kicker we've got or launch onto a battleship doing things i can't dream of doing. they may not look pretty and i'll still think they need to learn how to "snowboard", but they've got skill. just no style.

style is the comfort in what you are doing i find. i ride with a few younger guys who are pressing all the way down hills, doing some tight impressive carves, popping off little natural hits all over... they just look good. and if anyone asks, i say they are way better riders than i am. but then, the last time we went out, i noticed that they fell waaaay more than i did... they didn't get as much air under them off the same hits as i did... they weren't as aware of everything around them as i was... they couldn't ride as fast in control as i could...

yet i still felt they were better. all because of their style. i feel like i'm attached to a snowboard... those guys feel like the snowboard is an extension of themselves. not sure if i'll ever get to that point.

more importantly though... i've got the swagger when it comes to apres.
03-09-2010 01:16 AM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by Sam I Am View Post
Somehow I knew this would come up. It has nothing to do with others think of me. I would personally like to progress to the point of being able to watch myself on video and say, "wow, that was a really nice grab". And feel it while I'm riding.



Somehow, I knew someone would say something like this, also.


But really, the feedback was great. It's gots me's thinkings.
Then shut your brain off.
03-08-2010 11:51 PM
nzboardlife I recon its how much your enjoying yourself, if im on a wicked gnarly slope that im scared shitless of i notice that i ride with minimal style and just focus heavily on stomping it. If im on a steep and deep untouched slope knowing that it'll be one of the sickest rides of the day/week/month and confidence is high i feel as though my riding is much more style driven.
03-08-2010 11:42 PM
Technine Icon
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Probably not going to happen man... whenever friends watch videos of themselves they always complain how bad it looks, even though to everyone else it looks sick... I think the same thing when I see myself in pics or videos... I always think, "damn I gotta clean up XXX, that looks terrible" but in the end when others watch it always looks fine to them.
We are all our own worst critics
03-08-2010 11:13 PM
Serious
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Originally Posted by Sam I Am View Post
Somehow I knew this would come up. It has nothing to do with others think of me. I would personally like to progress to the point of being able to watch myself on video and say, "wow, that was a really nice grab". And feel it while I'm riding.



Somehow, I knew someone would say something like this, also.


But really, the feedback was great. It's gots me's thinkings.

Probably not going to happen man... whenever friends watch videos of themselves they always complain how bad it looks, even though to everyone else it looks sick... I think the same thing when I see myself in pics or videos... I always think, "damn I gotta clean up XXX, that looks terrible" but in the end when others watch it always looks fine to them.

Few things I focus on to try to have good style.
- Ride fast, and go BIG... doesn't matter if you are flopping like a chicken in mid air, if you are clearing to the flat bottom its going to look badass.
- Suck your legs up into your mody and try to get as small as possible in the air... watch torstein for example why this leads to insane steez.
- Stomp landings with a flat base... even the cleanest trick will look sketcy if you land in the backseat.
03-08-2010 10:26 PM
Kingscare I'm really vain and sometimes when I do a trick I look at my shadow to check myself out. I think this is hindering my progress because looking ahead helps me balance...
03-08-2010 10:02 PM
Sam I Am
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
My theory is forget what others think of your "style" and just ride it'll develop as you go along.

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Originally Posted by Technine Icon View Post
by not worrying about what others think
Somehow I knew this would come up. It has nothing to do with others think of me. I would personally like to progress to the point of being able to watch myself on video and say, "wow, that was a really nice grab". And feel it while I'm riding.

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Originally Posted by alasdairm View Post
by looking inward.

alasdair
Somehow, I knew someone would say something like this, also.


But really, the feedback was great. It's gots me's thinkings.
03-08-2010 09:48 PM
Leo I'm pretty much the same way. I can't tell you how much I've been doing tail presses this season. Just tail pressing wasn't enough. I had to add a grab. Now I'm practicing body position during it. I want to perfect it. I'll probably be like that with the suitcase grab now. If I'm going for it, I want to go all the way.
03-08-2010 09:12 PM
BurtonAvenger It's a bunch of things.

How in tune with yourself you are.
How in tune with your gear.
How much you ride.
How long you've been riding.
How much you pay attention to small things to make them better.

My buddy and I were talking about it today he hits more jibs than I do but has the ugliest style I'm super picky about what I'll hit but when I do it, it's all or nothing. He basically said you can see my "style" in how I ride the resort like a skatepark throwing tricks off anything and it translates over to my jibbing.

My theory is forget what others think of your "style" and just ride it'll develop as you go along.
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