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|03-27-2012 03:02 PM|
I've been lurking all season and am just now getting around to posting. I'm 25 and just started riding in January '12 (moved to CO in '11). I'm pleased with my progress; I've been to my local mountain (Winter Park) 20+ times and have spent most of my time in the park. I'm ADDICTED to jumps and am currently working on stability and control while in the air. I'm throwing grabs, shifties, and FS/BS 1's (off of smaller features). I'm in love with flatland tricks (butters, 1's, pretzels, ollies off of anything and everything, etc). My jibbing needs work... I can 50-50 gapped rails/boxes and am dialing in my FS/BS slides on small, rideon features. When riding to/from the parks I always try to ride switch, and occasionally I'll find a nice open blue to bomb switch. I also try to throw in a few black mogul/tree runs every time I'm out to improve my all-mountain riding.
I have big hopes for my second season. I want to hit bigger features, become a stronger jibber, and have my 3's dialed off of small and large features.
BTW you guys are awesome. I've spent a lot of time here checking out tips and advice. Thanks so much!
|03-25-2012 05:27 PM|
Originally Posted by appage View Post
|03-23-2012 06:07 PM|
I'm 27 and this is my first season riding. I rode 9 times this year. I didn't really have any set goals going in to the season but I feel like I did accomplish a good amount. I did most of my riding at night in icy PA.
I could link turns by my second time out and started getting dynamic by my third. Now i feel completely comfortable carving on any of the trails available to me in the Poconos. The hardest part about riding blacks here is dealing with the ice but the last couple weeks when things softened up I didn't have any trouble and was bombing every run on the mountain. i only used gps once and my max speed was 40mph and i felt completely in control
i spent about 2 days the park. i can do 50 50s on ride-on boxes. i can do (sloppy) fs 180s off small park jumps and natural features. I did a couple of ground 180s out of ollies. i straight aired the biggest jumps available to me, not sure the size but they were the biggest big boulder & blue mountain had to offer. i can also do some simple grabs off medium and small park jumps and natural hits.
i'm really pleased with the progress i made and actually pretty surprised. i almost always went by myself so I could push my limits without having to think about anyone else. my goals for next year are to first and foremost to move back to my home state of massachusetts so I can have easier access to VT and NH. i also hope to get better at switch so i feel comfortable riding switch for extended periods of time on blue & black runs. i want to dial in everything i've learned so far because right now i have zero style and things feel a little sloppy. i hope to learn 3s and some better grabs also. and lastly i want to link up with some more advanced riders to really push myself. now that i have the basics down i think that riding with others will really continue to motivate me to push myself.
thanks for all the advice i've read on here, its really helped...next winter can't come soon enough!
|03-23-2012 11:06 AM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
|03-23-2012 11:00 AM|
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
I didn't get to ride any chutes this year, next year I'll hike some peaks again though at Kicking Horse and Revy.
|03-23-2012 10:52 AM|
Originally Posted by Casual View Post
Pretty decent hill to have right in the city, I just wish they had a high speed lift cause 5 minutes of lift line, and 4 minutes of lift ride isn't worth the 30 seconds to ride down.
|03-23-2012 10:44 AM|
im 28, only rode 6x in two years (hoping to go 10+ next season *fingerscrossed*)
session 5 (killington mtn):
- finally got past speed fear!
session 6 (blue mtn):
- rode switch(goofy) on the bunny/green trails
- improve my toe/heelside carving
|03-23-2012 10:36 AM|
Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
We got rain checks so I'm thinking of going on a quiet day and hitting the park a whole bunch. I tried to sell them on kijiji but there's a bunch on there already.
|03-23-2012 10:35 AM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
|03-23-2012 10:25 AM|
I'm 53, ninth year, except for a calf pull that put me out for December...my accomplishment...
and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
...also chute, small drops and mogul riding has improved.
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