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Old 03-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you hate vert?

Maybe it is just me, i like my vert in the pipe and thats about it.

We used to have tons of table tops and massive kickers that you could get a SERIOUS amount of air off of.

Now, its like they are pressed for space or something and build all of these jumps with knuckles and verts that launch your board over your waistline.


Why is this becoming the standard in snowboarding? I really don't understand it. sometimes you are going down a black slope directly into this nasty lip, personally i find it hard to spin off jumps like these.

I dont want to be off axis in the air, and the more extreme the vert the less likely i am to hop flat into the air.

to be honest I dont much enjoy , especially the small ones with huge verts, ive cleared a few landings recently and have had to nose dive to avoid breaking a leg.

im used to popping off lips and these feel more like absorbers to me.. hate absorbing...
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I fully agree. The hill I go to is very much a beginner's hill and every jump except one had the vert take-off. I think the only guys capable of spinning off axis were the park maintenance kid and his two buddies who built them. Every other kid who I saw attempt them just got bucked wildly into the air. Amusing as hell from the lift but annoying for the kids and to me the few times I did want to hit a few booters.
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I fully agree. The hill I go to is very much a beginner's hill and every jump except one had the vert take-off. I think the only guys capable of spinning off axis were the park maintenance kid and his two buddies who built them. Every other kid who I saw attempt them just got bucked wildly into the air. Amusing as hell from the lift but annoying for the kids and to me the few times I did want to hit a few booters.
Nothing worse than cookin' into a booter to loose control coming off the lip.. The main reason why I'm more rail/box oriented.. A couple big slams off those lips quickly diminished my confidence..

Where do you ride SD? I'm from Cornwall
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Personally, as long as they are shaped properly, I like jumps that throw you up in the air.

I understand why some people don't like being so high, or have trouble staying level in their spins though. A lot of the jumps at Northstar and Squaw are like that - it's like the park designer expects everyone to go inverted off of them.
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Nothing worse than cookin' into a booter to loose control coming off the lip.. The main reason why I'm more rail/box oriented.. A couple big slams off those lips quickly diminished my confidence..

Where do you ride SD? I'm from Cornwall
My pass is at Pakenham because it is cheap and only a couple minutes from our cottage which we need to shovel off every time it snows. I also ride the close Quebec ones like Fortune and Cascades throughout the season just to change it up a bit.
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Nice, I ride the mosquito tit they call Rigaud after work because it's 45 mins away from me.. But on weekends I've been heading to Sauveur pretty much exclusively just for their park.. with a trip to Tremblant and Orford in there somewhere.
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Couldn't agree more. Back in the old day, jumps used to be built like this... Except you'd hit this coming from the bottom right in the picture, over the jump. If you didn't get enough speed you'd just roll over the jump. Too much speed and you could lift your legs on the face to absorb the jump and abort. Made for very easy progression.



Now most jumps I see look like this. And frankly, my balls aren't that big.



Which is probably why I prefer freeriding, so I get to hit stuff like this... Where you can go as big or as small as you want depending on your mood.

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Jump I did at Mt. Hood circa 1999

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Jump I did at Mt. Hood circa 1999

F%^& that shit!!!
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see that MT hood lip while being advanced actually looks fun.

really fun.
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