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|12-02-2012 10:27 PM|
Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Day 1 airing out and spinning? Come on. Maybe if you rode for 5 years and then suddenly said Uh, theres a halfpipe there...Ima give that a shot.
Riding up the walls of a pipe are definitely different than carving side to side on a groomer.
Getting the balls to go 22' up the side, come down with an alarming increase in speed only to go back up and do it again
then to air
and THEN to spin?
yea I'm going to say that 99.999999999999999999% of the people on here would never do pipe the first day and air/spin. Never. Never happened sorry. Unless the pipe is a kids park pipe then maybe yea. But that doesnt count.
|11-10-2012 11:34 AM|
3 days since last post... Digging it up..
For how new you are at boarding, you will want to start on boxes, but just be sure to lean forward a little, while still keeping the toe edge of your board up. For some people, when they first got on a box they lean too far back and hit their head on it. (Wear a helmet.) As far as safety goes, just stay in your comfort level. Personally, my comfort level has gotten me into trouble in the past, so if you have second thoughts, you may want to go with the safer thought. In some cases, rails can be easier than boxes (short flat rail vs. step down box) and trying 50/50 isn't that hard on either one. As for the pipe, it's nice to learn turning and push-off 180's, but until you're more experienced, you may want to stay away. Especially if the pipe is frequented by experienced riders. I've been riding the pipe before and I came in on my toe turn after an exit, only to crash into a little girl that was heading down the pipe. Horrible, I know, but I had no clue she came in after I did. Rider awareness is the key!
my 2 cents.
|11-07-2012 03:31 PM|
Park, if you're a new-ish rider. Is much easier/safer to progress.
You're gonna start small, with basic airs and boxes. Then progress with airs to grabs/rotation and go from boxes to to rails.
You can pretty much make features all over the trail with rollers and side hits, and practice box tricks on flat ground.
Doing park stuff will also help you with board/edge control. When you've mastered your edges and shit (something I have not done). Then you can try pipe (in a gay way).
|11-06-2012 06:04 PM|
|KnoxBoarderX||The pipe is a little different to get a feel for because of the mechanics. You need good edge control, and need to learn how to pump the transitions. It's awkward at first.|
|11-06-2012 02:02 PM|
Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
|11-06-2012 01:40 PM|
Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
|11-06-2012 11:53 AM|
Originally Posted by onthefence View Post
The pipe requires good balance and good edge control (i.e. the skill you pick up from being a good rider on the snow). Until you actually show proficiency at riding, you will look like an idiot. My guess is that you probably won't be able to ride pipe properly until you can ride black diamond groomers runs with confidence (because you have to treat each wall as essentially a very steep slope).
I would say pipe is safer... if you screw up, the curve of the wall acts like a slide. True, you can push too hard off the wall and land in the flat that can suck... but that only is an issue when you are clearing the wall of the pipe by a couple of feet... and let's be realistic, you are not going to get good enough for that to happen any time soon (if ever).
In comparison, there are many many ways to break bones messing up a rail (running into it, slipping out and landing on it, having you board go under it).
I say try both and see what is more fun for you. I personally like pipe more.
|11-06-2012 11:40 AM|
|KnoxBoarderX||Pipe is harder, but like other suggestions, try them both and see what you prefer.|
|11-06-2012 11:21 AM|
It depends on what you are comfortable doing and what you have more access to. Around me, pipes are scarce and parks are abundant.So I am better in the park by far. How safe or dangerous one or the other is depends on how big you go and whether you were ready to go that big
If you have access to both, get out and do both. Both are awesome.
|10-09-2012 10:44 AM|
|BurtonAvenger||Plain and simple if it's in the park you ride it. Pipe teaches you better edge to edge control and how to maintain speed. You can learn the basics in a day which includes airing out and spinning.|
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