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Ooo. I like that.

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Style is also in the eye of the beholder.

I think style is something you inherently have. Sometimes it comes out right off the bat, and other times it's something that develops. I think one can also learn to stylize their tricks. Something as simple as how you place the hand that isn't grabbing can add style.


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It's a bunch of things.

How in tune with yourself you are.
How in tune with your gear.
How much you ride.
How long you've been riding.
How much you pay attention to small things to make them better.

My buddy and I were talking about it today he hits more jibs than I do but has the ugliest style I'm super picky about what I'll hit but when I do it, it's all or nothing. He basically said you can see my "style" in how I ride the resort like a skatepark throwing tricks off anything and it translates over to my jibbing.

My theory is forget what others think of your "style" and just ride it'll develop as you go along.


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I'm pretty much the same way. I can't tell you how much I've been doing tail presses this season. Just tail pressing wasn't enough. I had to add a grab. Now I'm practicing body position during it. I want to perfect it. I'll probably be like that with the suitcase grab now. If I'm going for it, I want to go all the way.


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My theory is forget what others think of your "style" and just ride it'll develop as you go along.

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by not worrying about what others think
Somehow I knew this would come up. It has nothing to do with others think of me. I would personally like to progress to the point of being able to watch myself on video and say, "wow, that was a really nice grab". And feel it while I'm riding.

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Somehow, I knew someone would say something like this, also.


But really, the feedback was great. It's gots me's thinkings.

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I'm really vain and sometimes when I do a trick I look at my shadow to check myself out. I think this is hindering my progress because looking ahead helps me balance...
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Somehow I knew this would come up. It has nothing to do with others think of me. I would personally like to progress to the point of being able to watch myself on video and say, "wow, that was a really nice grab". And feel it while I'm riding.



Somehow, I knew someone would say something like this, also.


But really, the feedback was great. It's gots me's thinkings.

Probably not going to happen man... whenever friends watch videos of themselves they always complain how bad it looks, even though to everyone else it looks sick... I think the same thing when I see myself in pics or videos... I always think, "damn I gotta clean up XXX, that looks terrible" but in the end when others watch it always looks fine to them.

Few things I focus on to try to have good style.
- Ride fast, and go BIG... doesn't matter if you are flopping like a chicken in mid air, if you are clearing to the flat bottom its going to look badass.
- Suck your legs up into your mody and try to get as small as possible in the air... watch torstein for example why this leads to insane steez.
- Stomp landings with a flat base... even the cleanest trick will look sketcy if you land in the backseat.
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Probably not going to happen man... whenever friends watch videos of themselves they always complain how bad it looks, even though to everyone else it looks sick... I think the same thing when I see myself in pics or videos... I always think, "damn I gotta clean up XXX, that looks terrible" but in the end when others watch it always looks fine to them.
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I recon its how much your enjoying yourself, if im on a wicked gnarly slope that im scared shitless of i notice that i ride with minimal style and just focus heavily on stomping it. If im on a steep and deep untouched slope knowing that it'll be one of the sickest rides of the day/week/month and confidence is high i feel as though my riding is much more style driven.
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Somehow I knew this would come up. It has nothing to do with others think of me. I would personally like to progress to the point of being able to watch myself on video and say, "wow, that was a really nice grab". And feel it while I'm riding.



Somehow, I knew someone would say something like this, also.


But really, the feedback was great. It's gots me's thinkings.
Then shut your brain off.


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