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02-10-2013 11:27 PM
ARSENALFAN Took a lap through the park yesterday for the first time. I thought if I stayed to the right side of the park it would be mellow. First jump - wonder whats on the other side - oh that was easy, second jump - this is freaking awesome - third jump: yeah....it looks like a bit of a ramp, but this must be the easy side of the terrain park........oh shit......FRIK!... its the biggest kicker in the park.......boom fall flat on my feet well before the knuckle. Quite the experience. At least I have some idea now what it is like to go off one of those sons a bitches. Good thing I didn't compress my spine...

And yes....I was too fricking stupid to scope it out first. Just threw caution to the wind as I was feeling real dialed in.
09-27-2012 08:45 PM
ARSENALFAN
Hot Yoga

Hey Tarzanman. I think I am going to get back into hot yoga in order to stretch out and get some flexability. Your post gave me the idea.
09-27-2012 08:43 PM
ARSENALFAN
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What kind of physical shape are you in? yes, us old dudes heal more slowly, but if you are still jacked and have good flexibility then you will be much less prone to to injury.

I have a pal who still looks like he did back in college (pretty cut) who has almost no problems throwing himself off of big jumps/rocks. The other skiers/riders in our group who are the same age but not in as good shape have to give such maneuvers much more careful thought.

For what its worth, i threw myself off of the same rock. Hurt my knee on the landing a little bit (note to self: do not do big drops unless you are sure the snow beneath has enough powder to properly cushion a landing), but it wasn't anything major and I was still good to ride the rest of the trip (though I did avoid huge drops after that)

The other guys (except for the rookie skier) were taller, fatter, and in worse shape than I was... so doing the same jump would have probably been bad news for them.

Well I am in decent shape. In the last couple years I have went from 220 pounds down to 174. My quads and calfs are huge but my upper body certainly needs some work. Kind of scrawny. I am actually lifting weights for the first time ever prepping to hit the slopes.
09-27-2012 10:06 AM
Tarzanman What kind of physical shape are you in? yes, us old dudes heal more slowly, but if you are still jacked and have good flexibility then you will be much less prone to to injury.

I have a pal who still looks like he did back in college (pretty cut) who has almost no problems throwing himself off of big jumps/rocks. The other skiers/riders in our group who are the same age but not in as good shape have to give such maneuvers much more careful thought.

For what its worth, i threw myself off of the same rock. Hurt my knee on the landing a little bit (note to self: do not do big drops unless you are sure the snow beneath has enough powder to properly cushion a landing), but it wasn't anything major and I was still good to ride the rest of the trip (though I did avoid huge drops after that)

The other guys (except for the rookie skier) were taller, fatter, and in worse shape than I was... so doing the same jump would have probably been bad news for them.
09-26-2012 06:43 PM
ARSENALFAN
Right on

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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Sounds good! PM me this fall... I've got a pass to Nakiska, Lake Louise and others, but not Sunshine. Happy to board any time!
I will be buying a Lake Louise Plus card to get a discount at Castle Mountain. I will tee up with U for my free day at Louise. Cheers!
09-26-2012 05:04 PM
biocmp Who are some good instructors in the Denver area? Does anyone have experience here? I bought an epic local pass and I'll be hitting the mountain as much as possible. Just turned 30 and I want to be a better rider. I've never taken a lesson and I'm sure it shows.

Last year was my first after a 12 year hiatus. I simply want to be a very good rider and unafraid of most terrain. I'd like to learn how to handle small jumps/rails and butter down the mountain. I thought about the snowboardaddiction site but having someone to give feedback would be more beneficial I'm sure.

Thanks for any replies.
09-26-2012 03:18 PM
turbospartan youre =/= you're
09-26-2012 02:19 PM
RedRomo I'll be 40 next month. Started boarding about 3 years ago. I started riding the park this past season. I don't do anything beyond my capabilities...no matter how much my kids try to talk me into it.

I practiced by doing a lot of switch riding, 180's etc. as I'm riding down the mountain. I also did a lot of natural jumps before I moved to park jumps.

I prefer the natural stuff over park. I do love rollers but my home mountain (Mt. Spokane) never seems to have them and whoever builds their kickers is retarded.

I watch a TON of videos on youtube as well. It's a great resource.

bottom line...you're not too old.
09-25-2012 06:33 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
I notice your from the Calgary area. Me too. We should hit the slopes this winter and you can show me what being 9 years younger looks like on a board
Sounds good! PM me this fall... I've got a pass to Nakiska, Lake Louise and others, but not Sunshine. Happy to board any time!
09-24-2012 07:49 PM
abqmike37 I'm 38 this year. Last year started learning to jump and will be working on spin this year. Going to head up to Woodard @ Copper for some indoor training session on tramps. Set some obtainable goals and don't move on to more difficult stuff unless the goal is reached. My .02cents.
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