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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 04:28 PM
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I went from "The Mountain is Winning" to "I'm going to make this mountain my bitch"

Did she say Strap-in or Strap-on?
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I went from a super mellow progression to a super aggressive progression.

Started off when I was a little kid, thought it was fun. Then I went off a jump, cleared it with an Indy grab (super clean too), and got so damn stoked (still vividly remember that). Following year I had brand new everything, joined a camp, and wanted to ride park every single day. Couldn't really do much, but I was clearing almost all the low level jumps, had board slides and 50/50's on every flat box and just had more and more fun. then got into 3's which made my crap myself. I just loved how sliding boxes and jumping felt. It was all really smooth and interesting I could just talk for days about some jump or box or side hit.

Now its been like "aight, im gonna hike this rail, im gonna clean up these two tricks, and try to get these other 3 at least stomped" or "Im gonna drop this kicker line, I 3'd the first one then almost got 7 on the 2nd in my last run. Lets try cab 5' to get stoked and set up for that back 7". Other situations would be like "I really should test my integrity of frontboarding down this longer rail" (That got me way better with jibs) and "nobody has hit this jump yet, snow is slow, I'll tuck balls into it, as long as I can clear it maybe 20' I can safely spin it from this drop point".

It took a year of transition for me to shift that mentality. My whole season this year has just been super super progressive, and about getting bigger tricks to feel and look the best that they can. And Im still having LOADS of fun!!

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2011 edit thingy. Peep it, there are backflips.
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I remember when I attempted a cab 3, under-rotated, bit it hard doing a faceplant in the process, yelled "motherfucker that hurts, sonofabitch!"

had I not attempted it, I would have kept my cool and not yell...
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It happened for me in Colorado.. used to be scared then saw a real mountain.. now not so scared... once you get over the steepness it's all down hill from there.

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This was mine, top of Vail pass last year. Once you go outback you never want to go back. Didn't get to go this year, thanks economy After that day of dropping into un tracked, knee deep pow, it changed me.





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