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02-15-2012 08:18 PM
uh oh a virus 2 All he really has to do is watch the video and he can tell whats wrong... he just looks awkward in the air. He should slightly pop off the lip, level his board out in the air, and when he lands bend the knees a little bit to absorb the impact. Also he should keeps his arms in. It just looks better. Don't be so scared, hitting kickers is so much fun! I remember when I was like him and it pissed me off to no end! Once he starts to land a few he will pick it up in a heartbeat.
02-12-2012 01:29 PM
slyder John Doe and others have mentioned this, we just got back from a very short outing today. I watched him ride just on the groomers and boy is he "open". He is almost looking straight down the hill and while bombing blacks....

He hit a few jumps today, they were pretty icy even though the hill itself was in good shape. He did same as usual. Facing straight down hill, straight legs, washing out heelside on the landing.
Positive note, we stepped aside from the lift line and I showed him exactly his body language and explained how his lower body was just catching up to his upper body while he was in the air. Causing him to land on his heelside edge and wash out. He listened a bit but also blamed the jump

I just worry a lot as if something would happen it would be to him out of my 3 kids. I can totally see it unfold as we are riding, straight legs, open shoulders, as soon as he leaves the jump his board rotates just 30degrees or so and then he slides out.

Saving up for a camp or coach for next year as the season here is fast approaching an end.

Note: it amazes me how fast he can bomb and stay in control with his upper body facing downhill like that....
02-09-2012 12:13 AM
mitch19 Not saying this will work for him but personally this has helped me so far.

Get a bigger jump.

Whenever I go through the smaller park and hit smaller jumps I always feel off and even stack, after stacking off the smaller jumps and rails went back into the M/L side of the park and was hitting 25-35footers and landing them perfectly. I personally find the take off and landings better with bigger jumps.
02-09-2012 12:06 AM
snowklinger even newbie BS 180's are hella steezy.

fuck I know mine are
02-08-2012 07:05 PM
slyder Yes I was going to do MMWT at Tyrol Basin but it was out of my budget and over New Years eve and New Years day and we were having a house full of friends so that didn't work out. Granite Peak stop I would also have to do a hotel and take off work so couldn't do that.

I am trying to save for a camp for the kids. Per Wolf that would be awesome but again outside of my means.

nomembername, I so wish he would watch videos. He does a little on youtube, I have the box set of Snowboard Addiction training videos and he won't watch them. I just get a grumpy "I'm not gonna watch them" really don't know why and that is upsetting and enraging at the same time as they would truly help him.
02-08-2012 06:44 PM
gprider_capita Slyder, you should have taken your son to the mighty midwest camp back in late december early january. They stopped at tyrol and granite peak. I attended the camp and it was an amazing experience for my first camp and i got a helmet which i use all the time now because i never use to have one. I learned alot of new tricks and had a great time too, consider taking your son next year to the camp and you wont regret it.
02-08-2012 04:16 PM
nomembername You ever think about getting him on here to look at the tips, tricks forum and watch some videos?

If he knew someone with Cro's ability was giving him advice im sure he would be more inclined to follow it, rather than from his dad who isnt a park-expert. No 14 yr old wants to be told what to do by their dad. That wont happen until he leaves the house and hes calling you up to figure out how you did it all these years.
02-08-2012 07:15 AM
john doe Mock his riding technique. He doesn't even know he is doing what he is. You could just start doing jumps like him and falling. Act like you lost how to do a jump. Then ask for him to watch you and tell you what you are doing wrong. With the BS 180 attempt technique I just see him trying to spin while still facing forward. He will do a BS 90 land on his heel edge, and knock him self out.
02-08-2012 06:36 AM
slyder That is a great idea, as it would be new for both of us, since mine are terrible to start with. We do have some very good small rollers that this would be perfect on. We are going Saturday and I will try this.

That's a trick he hasn't tried and I will phrase it that BS is way cooler. If he doesn't want to try a BS 180 for himself he can spot me and I can use open shoulder form to help him see it like you suggest and I would probably wash out anyway. Giving him the chance to watch and see how important form is and like you said hoping the light goes on.

Since your thinking cap is on, any suggestions how I start.
  • closed shoulders or open?
  • No knee bend?
  • lack of rotation?

***I need to be a careful as to not mock his riding technique. Man, who knew teaching a simple straight air would be so complicated....***

another tool in the arsenal of teaching tips !!!
02-07-2012 07:52 PM
slyder We are supposed to go to the best hill in our state if the oldest gets released from his injury.
Maybe I can use this to encourage a coach. It will help in your fun at Granite Peak I can tell him. Sell it on the fun we'd have at the best hill in our area.

Sound like it is phrased/work???
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