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Old 03-23-2011, 01:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jslim39 View Post
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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Old 03-23-2011, 07:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This is my first real real snowboarding but before i have gone maybe 5 or 6 times a year.

But this year i accomplished:
50-50ing off every rail
fs 270 out on rails
bs 360's off of jumps 10-40ft
straight airing 60ft jump and shiftying off it
bluntside and lipside on some rails
a whole bunch of other jib tricks
mastering black diamonds and doing chutes
and buttering
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:34 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Slyder i ride at granite peak too!
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I am kicking myself for only deciding to go snowboarding for the first time this year. Why haven't I been doing this for the past 5 years here in Japan with all this powder!?
I rented a board, had SO much fun slipping around and working out the dynamics. I knew renting wasn't going to cut it, so I bought boots, a board and bindings and have been out 3 times on my new gear so far.

As for achievements:
Day 1
- just had fun and didn't break any bones.
Day 2 (1st time on new board)
- spent more time on my arse and face than on my feet. I couldn't understand what the hell I was doing wrong and why my new board hated me.
Day 3
- I discovered that I'm a regular rider and I like to quack, I linked my first turns and got comfortable going from edge to edge, ollieing and actually going where I wanted to go.
Day 4
- carved a few turns right up on my edges unintentionally but I loved the feeling, hit my first kickers (2m, 3m) and became fairly comfortable with straight airs, did my first grab (Indy), FS and BS 1's on a spine and some natural features, getting tail rides/tail presses dialled in and hit my first boxes with 50-50's and a diagonal FS boardslide or two.

The goals for Day 5 are more of the same:
jumping (straights, 1's, 3's and grabs),
jibbing (FS & BS boardslides, tailslides and noseslides, more 50-50's)
and bombing faster!
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My biggest accomplishment is letting my Swiss coworkers convince me to give snowboarding a shot. Another late bloomer here - I never really had time in the winter back in Minnesota due to hockey and snowmobiling occupying most of my time. Here I am now 26 years old, and LOVING the sport after getting in 13 days so far since January in this my first year of snowboarding.

In terms of my riding, my biggest accomplishment would be graduating from the blues to reds and getting used to keeping more speed down the mountain.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:39 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thumbs up My biggest accomplishment of this year...

Would have to be building this and shredding it every day right in our back yard... PROGRESSION CENTRAL!!! Check it out ->->->
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:20 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Did my first box
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #28 (permalink)
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this was my second year and i accomplished:

First runs into the glades (green and blue tracks)
First runs into 1 black diamond (can do some fluid parts and some others not)
More ollies and nollies into buttering
First runs in the park
50/50(on flat boxes)
bs boardslide (on flat boxes and straight rail)
noseslide (on flat boxes)

thats about it. Pretty proud of myself, especialy for getting enought balls to enter the park and recently trying the bs boardslide/noseslides.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:46 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Rode For The First Time Last Year Only Got 2 Days In But This Year I Was Able To Get In About 8 Days And Progressed From Learning To Link Turns To Being Able To Hit Some Boxes And Jumps And Conquered My First Double Black Last Weekend On My Last Day On The Slopes. Overall Im Excited About My Progression And Cant Wait Till Next Year!

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:48 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I also learned to board. Rented twice and on the second time I busted my wrist and was out for a few months (skiied instead with my cast, haha) and then purchased my first snowboard! I've gone twice since on my new board. Very fun!
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