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Anyone ever just had it "click"?

All last year (my first season) I was having trouble with the simplest 180s, and the only jibs i was able to do were some seriously wide boxes. This year, on my third day out, im already doing barrels and 3 in flat bars and round bars, and even boardsliding some of them! I've been (barely and sloppily) landing BS 360s, when i had trouble with BS 180s last year. I feel like I have done more new things in the park in the past 2 weeks than all last year! Anyone ever had this happen, or know why it happens?
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It's all about things clicking. For a lot of us, the first time on a board there was an almost audible "click".


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All last year (my first season) I was having trouble with the simplest 180s, and the only jibs i was able to do were some seriously wide boxes. This year, on my third day out, im already doing barrels and 3 in flat bars and round bars, and even boardsliding some of them! I've been (barely and sloppily) landing BS 360s, when i had trouble with BS 180s last year. I feel like I have done more new things in the park in the past 2 weeks than all last year! Anyone ever had this happen, or know why it happens?
visualization.
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My theory is...
Once you get the inital tries, falls and begginer's experience... During the off-season You dream about it, think about it and learn about it by picturing things dozens of times in your head. When you get back to it, you're way better (unless you changed your set-up drastically, then you have to sort of get used to it again).

Something like the Matrix.

I need to learn some park, but i've put it off until im much better at general riding.....

Edit: or i could have just said "visualization"

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much like riding a bike, once you've got it, you don't really lose it.
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My theory is...
Once you get the inital tries, falls and begginer's experience... During the off-season You dream about it, think about it and learn about it by picturing things dozens of times in your head. When you get back to it, you're way better (unless you changed your set-up drastically, then you have to sort of get used to it again).
you got the visualization right, but just doing it off-season imo won't cut it. I can think about some tricks for days, then go out at try it and fail miserably casue the way I visualised it wasn't sound. However, the failure will then have thought me how to properly visualize it and off I go.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2013, 11:15 AM
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Your first year as you said your learning to board along with learning to do some park.

Now your only focus is on the jump, rail, or 360.

Key is FOCUS! resulting in a clearer visualization.
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Snowboard progression is one of those things where you'll struggle a bunch at first, but once things start clicking (in particular once your edging and rotation technique hits a certain point) it kind of snowballs.

If you want the long version of 'why' it happens, read the 4 hour chef by tim ferriss (he breaks down how skill learning happens in stages and steps), but basically you've hit what I like to call the 'sticking point' where you've pushed through the early roadblocks and your muscle memory has started to understand and remember what it's supposed to be doing.

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