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Old 03-09-2010, 02:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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yeah.. style is tricky. and its something that seems to be lacking where i ride. i see guys riding into the park and assume they are about to either not hit a single feature or bail if they do attempt anything based on their seeming lack of ability...

then they hit the biggest kicker we've got or launch onto a battleship doing things i can't dream of doing. they may not look pretty and i'll still think they need to learn how to "snowboard", but they've got skill. just no style.

style is the comfort in what you are doing i find. i ride with a few younger guys who are pressing all the way down hills, doing some tight impressive carves, popping off little natural hits all over... they just look good. and if anyone asks, i say they are way better riders than i am. but then, the last time we went out, i noticed that they fell waaaay more than i did... they didn't get as much air under them off the same hits as i did... they weren't as aware of everything around them as i was... they couldn't ride as fast in control as i could...

yet i still felt they were better. all because of their style. i feel like i'm attached to a snowboard... those guys feel like the snowboard is an extension of themselves. not sure if i'll ever get to that point.

more importantly though... i've got the swagger when it comes to apres.
sarcasm... yeah... like THAT will ever catch on...
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
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.
I think this attention to detail plays a huge part in style. Some people will hit a jib, do it textbook and land correctly, and thats it for them; they got the trick. But some people will hit a jib and think about the little things like how well it was pressed, how smooth was it, how did it look. I think the people with this attention to detail develop style, and some people just dont really care about it.
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