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|01-07-2015 09:18 PM|
|SkullAndXbones||edit: nevermind. i didn't realize how old this thread was.|
|01-07-2015 09:16 PM|
|01-07-2015 08:43 PM|
|Rotcoddam411||Number one scariest thing in park riding is riding up to a booter. IT always feels like you are going to fast. Honestly what helps me when I try new features or tricks. Have the mindset you are gonna land it, no matter what. You will!|
|01-07-2015 07:40 PM|
|alexnaseth||I understand that it is all preference but if I can get a better understanding of what most people find comfortable I can save a lot of time trying to find the perfect stance|
|01-07-2015 01:56 PM|
|Brewtown||It could be different even for people with your exact proportions, there is no universal rule for stance width. Experimenting with different widths and angles is the only way to find what works best for you.|
|01-07-2015 01:52 PM|
Stance width is ultimately a personal preference about what feels good. Of course the length of one's inseam is a factor, but it's not the only factor
|01-07-2015 01:44 PM|
Originally Posted by john doe View Post
|01-30-2011 12:57 PM|
thanks to you last few posters. Ive been getting used to doing a few baby jumps now. Havnt tried any advice in boxes yet due to a HUGE gash on my shin from a mis-hap on one haha. but once thats healed up ill be giving them another shot. Thanks again.
btw the panic is going away haha
|01-30-2011 08:40 AM|
When you are on a box it should feel the same as just standing on your board in your living room. Completely flat.
For the jumps you want to watch other riders and the motions they make. If you see someone that is doing good strait airs ask if you can check their speed by following them on the approach. Don't follow them over jump but just go to the side.
What angles you ride is completely up to you but I do notice alot of new people ride a more narrow stance then is ideal. I'm 5'8" and started out at under 20". Moved to 21" after a few weeks last year and got a big improvement in my riding. Went to 22" for this year and it has been even better. With being 6'3" I would be suspect of a stance under 23". That's measuring the distance between the center of your binding mounting disks.
Videos to help you.
Park rules Smart Style in the terrain park | SnowProfessor.com
Jumping YouTube - Introduction to Jumps
First snowboard jumps | SnowProfessor.com
Boxes YouTube - Introduction to Boxes
How to 50-50 a funbox on a snowboard | SnowProfessor.com
|01-30-2011 04:04 AM|
Originally Posted by shaunnorum05 View Post
ii)There only one thing you can do about the panic attack, is to stop panicking. Haha. Sounds silly right? But it comes with time and practise. Ollies, rollers, small jumps on a regular basis helps you get accustomed to the feeling. When you were at the never-ever stage of learning to ride, toe side turns probably caused panic attacks. A few hundred turns later, ur good.
iii) Take-off and landing are too complicated to address in summary. But for a newbie panicker, try to watch where other people hit the jump and see what kind of speed-checking they do, then try hitting the jump and bailing at the last minute i.e. dont hit the jump, turn off. This will familiarise yourself with the take-off. Ride-around the jump and down the landing when the jump is empty if it makes you feel better knowing what it feels like riding over it. Stay loose during the jump cos panickers freeze their upper body and lack knee mobility when they land for some reason. Take some lessons. Having an instructor to guide you and be there to encourage you helps lots.
iv) I assume ur only 50-50 ing the box? If so then it may seem somehow u are favouring one edge or the other if you are sliding out. This can stem from getting onto the feature crooked then correcting yourself. The FIRST THING about jibbing to me is that if your approach is screwed up, everything else follows suit cos u cant correct yourself once you get onto a feature. Try to ride on with a steady speed, fast enough to power yourself onto the feature and off. Lots of newbies go on REAL SLOW which actually makes it harder to balance and you spend a longer time holding the position on the box so the likelihood of you falling is ironiucally higher. When you get onto the feature, make sure you are looking at or past the end of the feature. Knees must be bent (dont lock them when u get on, which most newbies do cos when they freeze their ankles to keep their base flat, sometimes they lock up more than they need). A lower centre of gravity will help you maintain balance.
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