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Old 06-05-2009, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a pretty good snowboarder, I would put myself somewhere between Intermediate and Expert. I've been snowboarding for about 4-5 years right now and I have been thinking about doing boardercross racing. It is something that I am really serious about and I have told my parents and they are allowing me to race.

But since I'm new to this, how do I go towards it?
Should I buy a whole new set just for boardercross?
Should I take boardercross classes/lessons?
How can I enter some races?

Any information would help me so much!
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Find a team and a coach!?


Good luck!


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Should I take boardercross classes/lessons?

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Old 06-05-2009, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks. anything else like training and/or a new snowboard set?
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Dunno

Need someone with more experience in that to chime in.



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thanks. anything else like training and/or a new snowboard set?
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For your first step into boardercross, you shouldn't need a new board (won't hurt, but not needed). You also don't need a coach. Practice riding the whole mountain, especially bumps, rollers and any banked type turns you can find. The key in boardercross is to stay ON THE SNOW as much as possible. Don't pop the jumps and rollers, absorb and pump down them. We shot a video on boardercross that should be out some time next season that will go a little more in depth.

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Old 06-06-2009, 12:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information. But when do I know I am ready for a coach or to race?
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Actually, you should be popping/unweighting before the lip of the roller keeping as low to the ground as possible - this will avoid the slow uphill parts while landing as high as possible on a downslope - generating more speed. OnTheSnow is not always TheFastLane.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ive heard about what legallyillegal was talking about. Is that what they call "pre-ollies".
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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idk, just ride lots, fast and with ppl who are better than you. Our little hill does a big race and has a few narrow trails with banked turns and rollers, its pretty fun to blast through as fast as you can...actually can be really challenging trying to go fast without blowing out of the turns.

Its also developing strategies of riding a course in a smart way. I'd say just enter every race you can.
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have another question to add.
Are there age limits to who can enter a boardercross race?
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