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Old 06-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i loved trees from the start, my 2nd year snowboarding we had an amazing winter and at the local sled hill there were a ton of old pine trees that had been planted there and i used to just cruise through them spraying snow everywhere was always super fun I guess you just have to like that kinda free riding type of thing, like sometimes I hav troubles keeping up with friends chairs because I do so much flatland stuff or just find ways to go off the course and find natural features so i think its just a freeriding thing
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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trees are the shit.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've run into a tree or two.

I love a tree run every once in a while. It gives me a break from the stress of the park and let's me relax and chill.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Meh I've tried a tree run before and I don't see it either. It's just boring, but I will admit that the scenery is beautiful. I'm more focused on not hitting a tree then I am on the actual trail. It's just dangerous and a pain cutting through tight areas full of trees. I prefer riding park 100% but whatever floats your boat...
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I'm more focused on not hitting a tree then I am on the actual trail.
And that's the problem, if your more worried about hitting trees then enjoying the run, you're probably not ready for it.

There's a big disconnect between park riding and freeriding. They're two very different types of riding, and just because you have one down doesn't mean you can just hop into the other. I know tons of guys who kill it in the park but can't freeride to save their lives. I'm on the other side of that fence, disliking park except when all there is to ride is groomers.

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Old 07-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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On a similiar note, much like anything else, working one area of skills will improve you in other areas you never thought. Going to the park will make you better at moguls, riding steep pistes will give you confidence to hit bigger jumps and stomp the landings, riding glades will make you more comfortable on the approach to jib features.

I don't find trees all that fun, but you should do them if nothing else, to be a complete rider.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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And that's the problem, if your more worried about hitting trees then enjoying the run, you're probably not ready for it.

There's a big disconnect between park riding and freeriding. They're two very different types of riding, and just because you have one down doesn't mean you can just hop into the other. I know tons of guys who kill it in the park but can't freeride to save their lives. I'm on the other side of that fence, disliking park except when all there is to ride is groomers.

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I see what you mean, but over here at Blue we don't exactly have the greatest tree runs... we have 2, and they are both just extremely small patches of trees that the workers didn't feel like chopping down =P People make pre-dug in trails that are impossible to get out of, and it is tight, so that's why I am worried. If you are riding at a legit mountain then I am sure it will be roomier and there won't be pre-run trails so you aren't stuck in a rut. So maybe I shouldn't have put in my 2cents for this one, but like I said, whatever floats your boat.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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At Manning Park, they have a run called "The Gulley" off the Orange chair. It's basically, well, a gulley, running most of the way down the mountain. Basically what you have is a steep narrow half-pipe with trees, running maybe 500 yards. Now that's fun!!!
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Trees are the shit, especially, the further you go off the beaten trail. That, and hike-to terrain is where I spend 80% of my time when the girlfriend is not with me. You can find some decent powder many days after the last significant snow fall, great terrain, and not to mention some pretty sweet safety meeting locations. Groomed blues and relentless mogul runs, no thanks.
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YouTube - &#x202a;Snowboard Tips - Tree Riding&#x202c;&rlm; how it would look once you can ride trees
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