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Getting into the Park lessons

I want to learn some park tricks. Im considering taking lesson at Bear Mountain in Big Bear.
Ive been boarding for 2 seasons when this one ends..

If anyone has taken this did they think it was worth it?
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My advice would be to try the park out by yourself first. Watch videos and practice what you see. Snowboard Addiction is an amazing one. If you hit a plateau then I would get lessons. I mean you can get them right off the bat, but it's not gonna do a whole lot if you've never stepped into the park before.

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My advice would be to try the park out by yourself first. Watch videos and practice what you see. Snowboard Addiction is an amazing one. If you hit a plateau then I would get lessons. I mean you can get them right off the bat, but it's not gonna do a whole lot if you've never stepped into the park before.


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I agree, hit up the beginner runs and take it slow. Start out just coasting over small jumps without jumping, work your way up to a couple inches of jump etc. Maybe hit those small jibs that are level with the surface. Baby steps. Watch some youtube vids to get the basic ideas of what you should be doing. Some of them are pretty good. Im in a similar position and am pretty happy with my progression. Just be ready to start falling all over again.

EDIT: And a helmet is a pretty good idea if you dont already have one.
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I started with the SA videos before I entered the park. It helped me TONS, I would never of had a clue to not edge on a feature if this wasn't taught to me. I would not have caught this by trial-error nor by watching others.
I have progressed farther than I ever thought I would have, and most of the credit is from SA videos and help from many members here on the forum.

I would get a solid idea of what to do before you hit the park. Again I'm older and your probably 25 years younger than me so maybe you could just jump right in

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My advice would be to try the park out by yourself first. Watch videos and practice what you see. Snowboard Addiction is an amazing one. If you hit a plateau then I would get lessons. I mean you can get them right off the bat, but it's not gonna do a whole lot if you've never stepped into the park before.

Ive stepped into the park more than a few times.. I will just continue doing that
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I agree, hit up the beginner runs and take it slow. Start out just coasting over small jumps without jumping, work your way up to a couple inches of jump etc. Maybe hit those small jibs that are level with the surface. Baby steps. Watch some youtube vids to get the basic ideas of what you should be doing. Some of them are pretty good. Im in a similar position and am pretty happy with my progression. Just be ready to start falling all over again.

EDIT: And a helmet is a pretty good idea if you dont already have one.
I have a helmet.. Ive hit small jumps.. I was just looking at taking a lesson to tighten up my skill in a slightest bit
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I started with the SA videos before I entered the park. It helped me TONS, I would never of had a clue to not edge on a feature if this wasn't taught to me. I would not have caught this by trial-error nor by watching others.
I have progressed farther than I ever thought I would have, and most of the credit is from SA videos and help from many members here on the forum.

I would get a solid idea of what to do before you hit the park. Again I'm older and your probably 25 years younger than me so maybe you could just jump right in

Start small and progress safely
Age is only a number..

I'll look for some vids.. thanks guys
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I am going to help stress the Snowboard Addiction videos. I am 35 and this is my second year and only snowboard maybe 6-10 times a year and they have helped me progress sooooooo fast! Literally already stomping a number of features in the park and getting a solid 10-15 ft of air. Best investment ever!
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If you're going to do a park lesson you want a 1 on 1 none of that group shit where you get some fucktard that can't turn that wants to learn to jib. Big thing is just knowing what you're comfortable with and what to walk away from.


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If you're going to do a park lesson you want a 1 on 1 none of that group shit where you get some fucktard that can't turn that wants to learn to jib. Big thing is just knowing what you're comfortable with and what to walk away from.
Great.. It was a group thing.

8 or 5 DVDs for snow addiction?
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Before spending money go on youtube and start watching how to videos for snowboard tricks. SA even has a lot of their basic stuff on there.


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