You managed going from 180s on little hits to 3's on 20 footers?? Wow, that is pretty impressive. I want to try that, but am still way too scared to do anything more than straight airs. Do you have any tips?
my main tip is to set a goal for what you want to do and a timeline (sounds dumb i know but it forces you to keep at it).
week 1: nail FS and BS 180s on every small hit and roller
week 2 and 3: start attempting 360s on smaller hits
week 4: move to the park, work on 180s on the small jumps (5-10 ft)
week 5: add in grab variations on FS and BS 180s
week 6 and 7: start attempting 360s on the 5-10 ft jumps
week 8: start attempting 360s on the medium park jumps (15-20 ft)
week 9: grab variations
i'm on week 9 right now. that is pretty much exactly how my season played out.
this was me 3 weeks ago when i was just starting my 3s on the small jumps:
YouTube - FS 360
i'll try to get a video of where i'm at now but i fear i'll be riding solo tomorrow
also important to note is that i have been riding for 8 years so i do have a strong foundation. if i didn't know i already had the ability to do what i set out to then it never would have happened. what i mean is that i knew i had the experience and the ability to complete my goal. if this were my second season riding then it would be a different story. it takes more than just courage to improve your riding, start with the fundamentals and work your way up. i see so many people in the park trying the 30+ footers that can't even carve, and you can tell they haven't invested the time in learning how to snowboard properly. if you watch the vid at the end there is a 35 ft jump in the background. i haven't even thought about attempting to hit it until i knew i could do all grabs and spins off the smaller ones first but there are kids breaking themselves off that thing all day. i applaud their courage but it really is stupid to attempt something like that before you know you are comfortable with your abilities.