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Old 09-03-2013, 03:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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probably pretty boring for you guys here but i finally managed to do a little ollie with some jumps and pretty stoked about it so here's a quick vid that i put together

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No shame in this post. I still remember the feeling of landing my 1st jump, scared as hell and exhilarated all at the same time
Small incremental steps and after these small victories things start to come a little faster.

Keep at it, I'm still learning/advancing and loving it.
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Haha! Solid effort!! Yeah, My first season, I did the same thing with a few of my first lame little ollies! I was So stoked that I managed to get the whole board off the ground and still remained upright and riding when I landed! Especially since at that point in my riding, just staying upright on the board doing anything wasn't a "given" yet! I went and Posted the vid the next day.
(...one or two guys gave me a "little" good natured grief, but nothing nasty!)
It didn't matter, I was grinning ear to ear! Still working on the courage & skill to do more than Pop a bit while riding flat! Being an Old Fart, I'm a bit more cautious! (....Gotta be careful of my brittle bones so I'm waiting for some deep snow days to attempt more! Want to be able to cushion the inevitable "fails!")

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The best part is that you can only improve from here. =) That thought is what keeps me motivated to keep going and trying new stuff.
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thanks for the support guys after getting over turning, snowboarding is now a lot more fun!
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Hm, still a lot of backfoot ruddering going on there
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Hm, still a lot of backfoot ruddering going on there
speed checking for the jumps!!

But yeah, it only gets better from here!
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Dope your having a blast! as others have mentioned it only gets better from here, stay stoked!
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Hm, still a lot of backfoot ruddering going on there
i do notice that >< really struggling to correct it. I might take a lesson the next time i go up
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i do notice that >< really struggling to correct it. I might take a lesson the next time i go up
It seems to be because you are not getting enough edge angle/pressure. Not uncommon for people with small feet and relatively wide boards (we had that discussion about board size last year). Basically what happens is that you never really set an edge and are mostly side-slipping down the mountain.
As as exercise try the following: Do not worry about turning, instead just do garlands while focusing on maintaining edge pressure and hold. If in doubt use more edge angle. Try to avoid side slipping and regulate your speed only by turning up/down (across/down the fall line).
Maybe try a narrower board until you get the hang of it.
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