Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Little jumps/bumps, newb question Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-02-2011 11:03 PM
BlackBlue55 I think the stickied videos at the top of this sub-forum are wonderfully helpful. SnoWolf's videos probably helped me the most. I find that it pays greatly to be as technical as possible and analyze your form very skeptically. The depth of snowboarding is addicting and highly entertaining. I just keep wanting to learn more and more.

Also, there are a few videos from that are helpful. I saw one on YouTube recently that was really helpful in describing how to set up the approach for 1's and 3's.

I hit my first jumps last week, and the rush you get is amazing!
03-02-2011 04:35 PM
Little jumps/bumps, newb question

There's no terrain park at my local hill, but as I was just cruising down I go into what we call the wind tunnel, where they build the half-pipe later on march for a competition, it's almost untouched and nice and I don't even notice theres a small bump that send me up, I land fine [this is only my second season, 7th time out ever] and I see right ahead there's a natural jump, and I say screw it, and take it. What a feeling! I felt like a real snowboarder and that second in the air was awesome. And I landed it. So I went again. This time I set myself up nice because I know where I'm going, and I pop my board, and amazing, again, what a feeling! Land, look back at my track and I really got nice distance over it!

The next couple runs I screw it up because I start over thinking it and slowing myself down so I don't hit the first small bump, which just messes everything up. The minute I started thinking I couldn't land it anymore, so I just shut my brain off after 2 failed tries, and just do it. And it works, not the great feeling as the first time because I held myself back. I wish I was young and fearless like I used to be, haha!

So after my ephiphany moment of how much I love that feeling of being in the air, I am going to start practising that. Go to the bigger hill that for a few days, hey have a terrain park there and also a beginners one. Any tips on getting started? Good videos I can watch. I don't think rails/boxes will interest me as much, mostly jumps, obviously tiny ones at first. But you never know, I didn't think I would love hitting jumps today so much. Can't wait to go back tomorrow

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome