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06-27-2011 05:10 PM
crzygoguma Ahhhh, so avoid sports turf and go with artifical grass
haha my resort ended it's season in april and it feels like i haven't been strapped on for two years :\
Finally a small solution to my deprevation thanks donutz!
06-27-2011 03:12 PM
Donutz
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I have a random question lol
I notice people use astro turf for various things when boarding off season.
Wouldn't the material damage the snowboard?
It's a pretty generic question, but just curious haha
It's not the rubbery astroturf like you find on stadium fields. It's the "fake grass" stuff. Not really hard on the board, especially if it's wetted down to be more slippery.
06-27-2011 02:19 PM
crzygoguma I have a random question lol
I notice people use astro turf for various things when boarding off season.
Wouldn't the material damage the snowboard?
It's a pretty generic question, but just curious haha
06-24-2011 05:08 PM
uh oh a virus
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Ya I get it but sometimes I end up doing just a rotation as I spin my lower body the wrong way. I have solid arm rotation. I need to remember which way to put my arms
Forward for a FS 180 using counter-rotation
Backward for a BS 180 using counter-rotation
Don't forget I'm older and only 2 years riding under my belt, old dog new trick syndrome

-Slyder
Ohhh that's always a downer. But don't get discouraged, you can do it!
06-24-2011 04:58 PM
slyder Ya I get it but sometimes I end up doing just a rotation as I spin my lower body the wrong way. I have solid arm rotation. I need to remember which way to put my arms
Forward for a FS 180 using counter-rotation
Backward for a BS 180 using counter-rotation

and last year was the 1st year I successfully rode boxes or decent jumps still scared of rails

Don't forget I'm older and only 2 years riding under my belt, old dog new trick syndrome

-Slyder
06-24-2011 04:53 PM
uh oh a virus
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I can't say enough good things about the Snowboard Addiction videos I bought. Taught me tons and correctly, granted doing it on snow is totally different but this is a great base and is helping me build coordination and muscle memory.

My hardest thing is remembering/working on counter rotation. It's harder than it seems, especially when doing it on snow. Heck dry land I am practicing counter-rotation and silly me does a simple rotation. Takes practice, and like Donutz, I want to learn to 180 onto a box or rail.

Like I mentioned previously here is a thread you should look at we can continue on that thread instead of here if you want....
My boy built his 1st box

-Slyder
Alright, thanks! But for your counter rotation, its all in the arms. Once your arms are winded back, let them flail out, being accompanied by your head, and your spin should be smooth and flawless. For the 180 onto a box, start out by getting on to them at a 90 degree angle. Once you feel comfortable, use the counter rotation in your arms, pop as you are flailing your arms around, and the spin should be cake. Haha, I can't write good tutorials, but at least it's something
06-24-2011 02:49 PM
slyder I can't say enough good things about the Snowboard Addiction videos I bought. Taught me tons and correctly, granted doing it on snow is totally different but this is a great base and is helping me build coordination and muscle memory.

My hardest thing is remembering/working on counter rotation. It's harder than it seems, especially when doing it on snow. Heck dry land I am practicing counter-rotation and silly me does a simple rotation. Takes practice, and like Donutz, I want to learn to 180 onto a box or rail.

Like I mentioned previously here is a thread you should look at we can continue on that thread instead of here if you want....
My boy built his 1st box

-Slyder
06-24-2011 12:34 PM
uh oh a virus
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Time wasn't that much. The box was framed and finished, minus paint like 2 hours max. Maybe an hour to build the ramp.
I'm thinking $150 max really depends on how cheap you can find the plastic.

If you making this I would also recommend making a beam. It really is a cool feature to practice on and easy to make.

-Slyder
Yea I have pvc for a hand rail, a little stepper workout thing that is my new practice box for inside, and I'm attempting to make a drop in. I'm probably going to steal your design =P Our biggest concern is the box itself. I'm making handrails for me, and a box for my family. Our hardest part is getting started. We all know exactly what we want and need, we just have to get out to Home Depot and start getting the wood. We have a big swing set like you do, and we planned from the start to take out the slide and work from their. My plan is to master spinning onto Ollie-On handrails before winter
06-24-2011 12:28 PM
slyder Time wasn't that much. The box was framed and finished, minus paint like 2 hours max. Maybe an hour to build the ramp.
I'm thinking $150 max really depends on how cheap you can find the plastic.

If you making this I would also recommend making a beam. It really is a cool feature to practice on and easy to make.

-Slyder
06-24-2011 11:53 AM
uh oh a virus
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A little of both but it was more cost savings at the time. I didn't have the money for the HDPE plastic so we just continued the carpet onto the box. We will put plastic on it as we are taking this to our local sled hill to practice in the snow as well.

Donutz I agree, the wife took a lot to warm up to this idea and she still wasn't to happy. The beam is a good work out. Plus you can practice your spins, counter-rotation, rotation and build muscle just doing all that with/without the beam but the beam deffinately makes it more fun.

-Slyder
Nice. So like I asked before, would a good father/son team armed with $250 max and a load of time be able to pull this off?
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