So i started snowboarding about a month ago. Got a pass to a mountain 15 minutes away from me (I live in North Vancouver ) and my own equipment. I usually go up 1-2 times a week minimum. I learned how to carve efficiently, so now a days I try to hit little jumps and constantly get out of my comfort zone. Just turned. I always see the guys in the park hitting the big jumps and get extremely jealous... so i push harder and harder hoping to one day get to their level. Think I can do it?
Yeah you'll be able to send it off those. But it's going to take a lot of time on that board. Start hitting smaller stuff now and you'll work your way up in no time. I've seen Waterville kids who have never hit a jump before landing 5's by the end of the season off 50 footers. Of course they don't go to school and ride all day. But it's possible.
So i started snowboarding about a month ago. Got a pass to a mountain 15 minutes away from me (I live in North Vancouver )
Which mtn? Seymour doesn't have much in the way of small ramp jumps to get started on, despite several email rants on my part. Grouse is better for that. Don't know about Cypress, haven't been there.
Thing is, when I started snowboarding just over two years ago, I was pretty certain I wouldn't be A) hitting the park, or B) hitting jumps. Now I'm doing both, and I've only recently started hitting Seymour's 25-footer on Northlands. You work up to it. How quickly you work up depends on your age, athleticism, and degree of common sense. Or lack thereof.
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