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Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   11-13-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,105
Posted By SnowProRick
We have a pretty good first jump video...

We have a pretty good first jump video (http://www.snowprofessor.com/how-to-snowboard/snowboard-tricks/first-jump.html). It should help you out as you ventureinto the park. Good luck.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   10-17-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,968
Posted By SnowProRick
Snowolf did a good job explaining the ATML of...

Snowolf did a good job explaining the ATML of jumping. Check out this video on first snowboard jumps (http://www.snowprofessor.com/how-to-snowboard/snowboard-tricks/first-jump.html). Everything...
Forum: Buy and Sell Snowboard Equipment   10-17-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By SnowProRick
Board, Binders, Gore-Tex Jacket & Pants

Hey Everyone,

I have some of my stuff from last year up on ebay (ending this evening). What I have up (all from last year):
Burton Joystick 161
Burton Cartel EST medium in a special...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   09-19-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,380
Posted By SnowProRick
Snowolf has done a good job explaining the AASI...

Snowolf has done a good job explaining the AASI way and why we teach that (especially to beginners). Another thing we try to do is teach to multiple learning styles. We have simple, easy to follow...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   08-27-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnowProRick
Hey atrus, I will chime in a little too. As...

Hey atrus,

I will chime in a little too. As said above, lesson is a very good idea. Now I have a more specific option...

I am in the MSP area also. I teach for a travelling school...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-25-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,239
Posted By SnowProRick
We actually show someone in a cut away boot...

We actually show someone in a cut away boot CRUSHING a grape. I'm not sure where you got to NOT do that.

Thanks to all above for the kind words. Although I am a little offended that someone said...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-16-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,190
Posted By SnowProRick
Wow, lots of nerdy instructor talk going on. I...

Wow, lots of nerdy instructor talk going on. I noticed one of our videos was referenced regarding twist. Snowolf has covered (and covered) most of my thoughts. I will add a little...

When doing...
Forum: Boards   02-09-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By SnowProRick
No, pretty much everyone has some sort of...

No, pretty much everyone has some sort of rocker/camber hybrid/mix/whatever. Burton has "Flying V", Mervin has C2, NS has RC, I think Nitro has Gull Wing or something.

Everyone has it, but they...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-09-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,861
Posted By SnowProRick
Exactly! Weight needs to be about 50-50 front to...

Exactly! Weight needs to be about 50-50 front to back. Something that will help keep your weight centered is to make sure your board (duh), hips and shoulders are all parallel with the snow. Many...
Forum: Boards   02-09-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By SnowProRick
I didn't like the rocker on the Parkstar, but a...

I didn't like the rocker on the Parkstar, but a lot of people do. I have the Joysitck (basically a stiffer Hero) and I really like it. It's my favorite rocker board. Even the Angry Snowboarder...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-09-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,812
Posted By SnowProRick
The good old heelside power side slip. When...

The good old heelside power side slip. When people learn to ride, many instructors/ski schools teach sideslipping &/or the falling leaf before turning. Problem is many of those beginners decide...
Forum: Bindings   02-09-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,311
Posted By SnowProRick
Everyone is right! A little dampening,...

Everyone is right!
A little dampening, protecting the topsheet and helping keep the screws tight/preventing slippage.

I have done it for quite a while. It's easy & cheap.

--rick
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-08-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,026
Posted By SnowProRick
Start small. Go fast (it's like riding a bike)....

Start small. Go fast (it's like riding a bike). If you are going to fall, go with it, don't fight it.

Video on 50-50ing a box....
Forum: Boards   01-28-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,723
Posted By SnowProRick
No, it just means you can use the same screws in...

No, it just means you can use the same screws in a pinch. Other companies would still have to license either a disc or the EST binding design to fit on the boards. I thought Drake already did and I...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,667
Posted By SnowProRick
We have a video on riding powder...

We have a video on riding powder (http://www.snowprofessor.com/how-to-snowboard/all-mountain-snowboard-lessons/Powder.html) that should help explain things a little better than "lean back."

--rick
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-28-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 29,227
Posted By SnowProRick
Snowball drill...

Snowball drill (http://www.snowprofessor.com/how-to-snowboard/beginner-snowboard-lessons/Video-8-C%20Turns.html)!! It is at the end (6:30 or so).

--rick
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-23-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,642
Posted By SnowProRick
That's why I said pop or ollie. What I usually...

That's why I said pop or ollie. What I usually tell people is to do a 2 footed pop. Ollies are for getting onto or over something. But ollies do help people to bring their knees and board up in...
Forum: Boards   01-23-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By SnowProRick
Please let us know how it works out. I am...

Please let us know how it works out. I am guessing there will be some edge catching and hooked turns on your first few runs.

--rick
Forum: General Travel Forum   01-23-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,706
Posted By SnowProRick
First tip, have her learn to ride before the...

First tip, have her learn to ride before the marriage (this year & early next year if possible). As was said before, DO NOT TRY TO TEACH HER YOURSELF. Learning during the honeymoon could mean she...
Forum: General Travel Forum   01-23-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By SnowProRick
That is about the dumbest advice I have ever...

That is about the dumbest advice I have ever seen. That is how people get hurt in the park for no good reason.

Breck has a great beginner park on Trygve's Run on Peak 8 (just past Freeway off...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,178
Posted By SnowProRick
I'm all for progressing, but learning 3s after...

I'm all for progressing, but learning 3s after only 4 or 5 days riding is just silly. Get your turns down pat. Learn to actually carve...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-23-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,642
Posted By SnowProRick
If you don't pop or ollie (even just a little...

If you don't pop or ollie (even just a little bit), you are out of control and will land on your head/back/butt/etc... ALWAYS put yourself in the air.

To the OP, it sounds like you need to work...
Forum: Bindings   01-23-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,407
Posted By SnowProRick
Loctite will void the board and binding warranty....

Loctite will void the board and binding warranty. Teflon tape is the way to go. I had issues 15 years ago with screws loosening and was told by Burton to use teflon tape. I have NEVER had my...
Forum: Boards   01-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By SnowProRick
1) That damage has nothing to do with the brand...

1) That damage has nothing to do with the brand of the board. You NAILED something, I don't care what you think happened. It was a hard hit.

2) If you have to ask, there is no way in hell you...
Forum: Boards   01-14-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,217
Posted By SnowProRick
Are you in the US and what size are you looking...

Are you in the US and what size are you looking for. Sierra Patio has the Custom X from last year for 50% off in a 156. Custom X definately fits what you are looking for.

--rick
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