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Old 03-20-2011, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If your season is over (or almost) what did you accomplish this year?

My goal, to learn to ride! brand new at the end of last season, I only rode on my toe edge one time on the last run last year. Rental boards and a few times out...focused on not falling at all and that was about it.

This year I'm finally comfortable riding. I'm popping my board up over snow piles, riding my edges as hard as I can to pseudo carve on some occasions, and I pretty much beat the issue I was having mid season with toeside to heelside turns. I finally learned to put my body more in line with the hill to execute fast turns on steep slopes, I've learned to fall ALOT better than when I first started.

All in all, it has been a good season even with the HORRIBLE conditions and weather we have had. Rain, slush, ice, rinse repeat.

Last time out, I was riding switch a bit, and a few times before that tried out the halfpipe a few times after falling on my face the first time.

Can't complain, just hoping my knee heals and I can ride harder next year on better conditions.

I reached my goals for the year, which was basically learn as much as I could before the end of the year...

How did you guys do? and how long have you been riding?

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I learned switch, rode lots of park (mostly boxes) and did some jumping. I rode a dragon box, flat box, up-flat box, up-flat-down box, flat-up-flat box and a few rails.



I was very happy with my progress but the season ended to fast for me. Wanted to do so much more, but reality is for my 2nd year of riding it turned out great. Looking forward to next year already.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Got out for my one trip of the year and improved as much as possible. Best thing got my own gear. Hoping to get out more next year may be moving closer so that will help
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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learned how to do a fs board slide except i'm olling onto the box/rail or just riding onto it. haven't learned how to approach them street style yet. hit my first 25 footer 35 footer and i think one jump might have been a 50 footer. started attempting bs 3's on smaller jumps, i can do them but still aren't consistent. learned some more buttering tricks... tail block, i can link consecutive tail press 180s.

goals for next year. learn to approach rails/boxes street style, polish off the 3, attempt 3 on big jumps, 270 out after fs board slide... umm.. ohh and half pipe.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It was my second season but first full season. I went from just barely being able to stay standing on my board to nailing down just how deep my knee bend needs to be. I'm now comfortable on all blues and can ride blacks in good conditions.

I also sustained my first concussion.

Goals for next year: Get comfortable riding switch, get comfortable popping, learn to ollie, learn ground tricks.

And, of course, ride powder whenever possible and get out west again.
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learned how to do a fs board slide except i'm olling onto the box/rail or just riding onto it. haven't learned how to approach them street style yet. hit my first 25 footer 35 footer and i think one jump might have been a 50 footer. started attempting bs 3's on smaller jumps, i can do them but still aren't consistent. learned some more buttering tricks... tail block, i can link consecutive tail press 180s.

goals for next year. learn to approach rails/boxes street style, polish off the 3, attempt 3 on big jumps, 270 out after fs board slide... umm.. ohh and half pipe.
I hit the beginner park and rode over some jumps, wanted to try the rails and boxes but was too afraid to fubar my board. How bad does this screw up your board? I really don't want to detune my edges for park riding but it looks like next year I'm going to get the itch to ride park. Hmmm maybe I need another board? I have my powder/crud set back board.. sounds like I'll be shopping this summer for a clearance park board?!
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is my second season, and I am incredibly happy with my progress. Got 10 days this season.

1. Now comfortable riding blacks, and was able to go down (slow pace) a couple of double d's this season.
2. I finally got my rhythm going down moguls at the end of my last trip. Still a pain though.
3. Tree running skills improved. Was able to go through a blue run with trees without stopping and holding on to trees.
4. Can now do tail press even with my stiff board.
5. I don't bite it when hitting smaller jumps (park and natural) anymore
6. First time going down a halfpipe. Wasn't pretty, but at least I got it started

Next season...more of the above, but bigger, steeper, faster, and better.
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I hit the beginner park and rode over some jumps, wanted to try the rails and boxes but was too afraid to fubar my board. How bad does this screw up your board? I really don't want to detune my edges for park riding but it looks like next year I'm going to get the itch to ride park. Hmmm maybe I need another board? I have my powder/crud set back board.. sounds like I'll be shopping this summer for a clearance park board?!
Boxes go pretty easy on it as long as they are properly maintained by park staff. Stay away from rails if you can't bear a blemished base. Get a jib board and keep your current deck for jumps and cruising with speed.

I've tried to put alot of polish to my flatland game this season as I'm riding alot of greens and mellow blues. I haven't progressed much in the park. I'd love to feel like 7s are dialed and to throw a grab in there, but I doubt that'll happen.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Spend WAYYYY more than intended!

Picked-up snowboarding again after 10+ years break
Got my GF into it
Improved my switch riding a lot (riding with beginners...)
Started park riding: rails, boxes. Now I need to get my FS 3's and 5's back like in my teens....

Finally, had LOTS and LOTS of fun!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I feel like I have accomplished so much this season!

360, noseslides, 540 butters, Rainbow rail, flatdown rail, skatestyle rail, kinked rail and on and on. I just cant wait for next season because I have been riding park with a 163 Kemper eclipse... So if I can huck this huge board around I cant wait to see what happens when I get a better board.
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