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Old 02-22-2011, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?


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Old 02-22-2011, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure, why not...
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you use Smart Style and ATML, plus have a youngish body able to absorb the mistakes during practice, sure.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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If you are athletic, and have the balls for it then yeah why not.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just go to the top of the drop ramp for the biggest jump and go straight at it no speed checks nothing and then huck your meat into oblivion!
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just don't shit yourself in the air... because the skiers might think it's the new steeze.
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The way most snowboarders dress it already looks like they have shit themselves.
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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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The way most snowboarders dress it already looks like they have shit themselves.
Haha. Now that's funny.
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