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Old 03-21-2011, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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well considering before a month ago I hadnt ridden since I was around 12 (and by riding, i mean falling down the mountain), I accomplished alot this year.

Went out on March 5th for the first time since in over a deace (im 25 now), and after one and a half runs, I was carving toeside to heelside and back again. I've now gone out the last 3 weeks in a row (Mountain Creek twice, Blue Mountain last weekend and squeezing in one more day at Hunter this upcoming weekend) and I can pretty easily bomb the blue runs, can carve down blacks and steeps, and was hitting verrrry small jumps this past weekend. Also got a little flatland 360 down and some other silly things. I'm also linking hard turns now and generally just feel very comfortable on the board.
Also picked up all new gear - Burton Primo 156, Ride EX bindings and Burton Ozone boots.
Next seasons goals are to ride powder at Vail with my uncle, try and get another shorter board, learn to ride switch consistently, and get comfortable doing airs

after 3 weeks of riding, id say im on a pretty good pace
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ive accomplished quite a bit this year i feel

tricks i learnt

bs 7
fs 7
tamedog
backflip
bs rodeo
switch underflip

seasons not quite over though. still got another month so im gonna try to get some corks now
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Started this most recent December 23rd. It's my first season.

As of now, I have learned how to ollie and not flail too badly, the dangers of jumping too high and landing flat(knee shattering landings for the loss), I've partially learned how to fall (ice is a good teacher), I have yet to learn how to drop seamless carves, but I'm learning. I've hit up a few tree trails but they are solid ice and unforgiving - looking forward to powder and trees. Learned how to initiate turns with my front foot, and learned that attempting to ride switch is a painful process.
Now I need to learn to keep a solid pressure when slowing down (i'm talkin about you, bruised tailbone!), and how to ride through inconsistent bumps.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It was my first (half) season...I didn't actually get started until February, but I bought a used board and boots, and new bindings, pants, and a helmet.

So, the 4 times I made it out, I learned all the basics...turns, stopping, chairlifts, all that lame stuff. But, I'm super stoked for next season, and I'm kicking myself for not trying this whole thing sooner!
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Jumps (up to 25')
180's (various)
butters
Boxes
switch
tail presses
off-piste riding
Much better handling of black diamond runs
moguls
powder riding

I made a list at the beginning of the season of what I wanted to achieve, and I hit everything plus. So I'm happy with the season.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Going HUGE as opposed to going big! From my perspective anyhow.

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i got off the east coast and out west for the first time in years.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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This was my best year of riding since graduating high school *in the year 2000*!
  • For the first time since getting glasses that same year, I finally got prescription goggles. You wouldn't believe the difference that BEING ABLE TO SEE makes. Who woulda thunk it!?
  • Upgraded my boots and board from my old high school setup. Again, what a difference! Can't wait to see what a quality pair of binders will do!
  • In the process of researching new gear I discovered this forum, and other great sites and resources!!!
  • Got a seasons pass and have logged 30+ days and counting. Beats the pants off the 3-4 days/year I was averaging over the previous 10 years, and not bad for having 3 kids under the age of 6!
  • Got my 6 year old off the bunny slope! Still on skis for now but, we'll see.
  • Discovered some great out-of-bounds tree riding loaded with pow!
  • Got a handful of EPIC pow days!
  • Went bigger, faster and harder than ever!
  • I DIDN"T GET INJURED! Last year I separated my AC joint. I hope I didn't speak too soon.
Looking forward to next year. Primary goal = getting my wife hooked!
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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learned highlights of my year
FS lip 270 out
flat down box
270 to lip
bs board to bs lip
fs board to fs lip
270 on to tail press

for jumps learned regular and switch FS 3s
did my first 3 on a 20+ foot jump
did a 540
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This is my fourth year since starting in 9th grade, and my hill re-opens this Friday-Sunday, but then it's all over...

But this has been my most progressive season yet! I started hitting jumps and SMALL boxes at the end of my first season, then spent the next two barely progressing at all. But this year I took a huge leap

Things I've accomplished this year:
-hit my biggest jump yet, in the 45ish feet range
-nosepress on flat boxes
-rainbow box
-pyramid box
-hit a wallride
-FS 180
-BS 180
-BS 360 (Small jumps, 5-10 feet)
-BS 360 (Bigger jumps, 15-25 feet)
-competed in my first local slopestyle (didn't win anything but it was fun)
-met and shredded with some other awesome people, both freeskiers and boarders
-got my girlfriend hooked on boarding, and helped her get toeside and heelside carves down

I almost got a 540 once, unintentionally; I over-rotated my BS three and wiped out but it was almost a five. But yeah I'm definitely happy with the 40+ days I got this season.
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