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Old 03-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get into boarder cross next season and i know i'd do well, what do you think is the best way to practise for something like that with such specialized features?
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well Ive already posted a thread on this. I dont think anyone here does it. I got no replies, but I did one race this season and I didnt really practice, the features are usually jumps or tables or woops. most of which you can find places just not on as long of a run
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well Ive already posted a thread on this. I dont think anyone here does it. I got no replies, but I did one race this season and I didnt really practice, the features are usually jumps or tables or woops. most of which you can find places just not on as long of a run

Cool.. how'd you do?
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Find a really crowded harder blue run or a moderate black and bomb it without hitting anything. It's a lot of fun!
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not so hot. it wasnt what I was expecting at all. because Im in the midwest the runs are short, and it was set on a blue, with these speedbumps of death that were almost a foot tall. I had to pop over 8 of these and make a not so sharp bank turn and that was it. I ended up eating it after I didnt pop hard enough over the last one and I contacted the crown of it with the tail of my board which send my nose right into the snow
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not so hot. it wasnt what I was expecting at all. because Im in the midwest the runs are short, and it was set on a blue, with these speedbumps of death that were almost a foot tall. I had to pop over 8 of these and make a not so sharp bank turn and that was it. I ended up eating it after I didnt pop hard enough over the last one and I contacted the crown of it with the tail of my board which send my nose right into the snow
Yikes.... these speed bumps were to close together to pump through?


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Find a really crowded harder blue run or a moderate black and bomb it without hitting anything. It's a lot of fun!
HAHAHA you just described the final third of my day everytime i go out. It's so much easier to generalize and refer to beginners/skiers as pylons isn't it?
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if you hit one of these you were going airborn no matter what, and with how much force there was upon impact there would have been no recovery. these piles were 3ft tall before they were groomed. they were huge and shaped like speedbumps, only about 8 inches long, but a foot tall so you had to pop. I think some of us were getting up into the 40+ mph range
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yikes.... these speed bumps were to close together to pump through?




HAHAHA you just described the final third of my day everytime i go out. It's so much easier to generalize and refer to beginners/skiers as pylons isn't it?
Good skiers provide a good challenge when bombing I find. Skiing is generally a faster sport. I feel good when I blow by really good skiers that are bombing as well.
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Good skiers provide a good challenge when bombing I find. Skiing is generally a faster sport. I feel good when I blow by really good skiers that are bombing as well.
I LOVE blowing by skiers especially when you can tell they are really trying to give 'er. My resort has like a 4km long ski-out, so when I get bored of all the side hits and want to bomb, I rarely get passed. I think it probably would be good practice for boarder-x. Other than that I'd say get into really good shape if you aren't, look up snowboarding-specific workouts, a big part of it is endurance.
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practice as we always do to become the 'snowboard master' ... ride it, ride it switch, ride out big airs, ride it alllllll out

i rode a melting boarder cross course at whiteface this past sunday

the small 'pump-jumps' as ill call them were close together with a kicker at the end, then some banked slopes, then some more bumps and features

the banks are fun as hell, they should do a small run of them, its kinda like our version of moguls
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