I had a pretty good season for progression.
Finally got to ride some real powder on my trip out to Utah and hit some of the craziest terrain I've ever ridden. Took some time to get used to riding powder but I loved every minute of it. Did lots of off-piste riding out there some in-resort hiking to hit good bowls and some powder.
Got into the park more this season though didn't ride quite as much a I would have liked. Lots of mountains around me seemed to be most concerned with putting up the biggest craziest features possible rather than a a good range of sizes and abilities to learn tricks and then step them up on. Still accomplished some things:
- Getting more comfortable on medium jumps. Trying to get more consistent in the 20-30 foot range.
-Got some bigger 180s
As for rails/boxes didn't hit all that many.
-Got my back boardslides dialed and even brought them to few rails and small gap boxes (couldn't gap into them before)
-Did my first presses on a box - just a tail press so far.
-Finally was able to throw some clean frontboards which had been eluding me for a while.
-Getting more control spinning a bit on boxes, but I can only spin 180 on the box right now. Looking for a full 3 next season.
-My switch riding has improved a fair amount. I can carve down blues rather than skidded turns most of the time. Still not that stylish though.
-Most importantly I got the technique down for an ollie so I'm actually feeling the pop from flexing the board rather than just jumping which is what I usually did.
My 3's didn't get tuned in the way I liked them, didn't take them to anything significantly large sized.
I'm in the same place. Didn't get to spend as much time spinning jumps as I liked. Landed some 3's but I want to get them much more consistent and take them to something more than 5-10 ft.
Awesome season over all. I'm only on break though. I'll be doing a semester in New Zealand from July to November staying just a few hours from Queenstown/Wanaka.