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Old 11-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #91 (permalink)
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First season, so...

In order of priority:

1. 30+ days on snow (season pass & 2wks off for the holidays)
2. Don't break any bones
3. Stomp respectable straight airs reliably (not big air, but you know)
4. Hit every run at Shames
5. Ride trees/side country

Maybe a little ambitious, but 30-35 days equals what 2+ seasons for a lot of people?

Other goals may include

Basic butters
50/50's on boxes

OK, flame on and tell me how it's too much and it won't happen.
I did all of the above in my first season of 28 days aside from getting in the air. I had a mental block about it. I am going to take a private lesson this year just to learn to get into the air. So I say your goals look good to me.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I did all of the above in my first season of 28 days aside from getting in the air. I had a mental block about it. I am going to take a private lesson this year just to learn to get into the air. So I say your goals look good to me.
Thanks for the vote of confidence...
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #93 (permalink)
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1. Do 1500 km on the snow for the year (did 1140 last year)
2. Do 40+ days (last year did 30)
3. Do more than 100 km in one day on the snow (current record is 87 km for me)
4. Do a 10,000m vert day (would be easy if I spend a whole day at Nakiska on the Gold chair)
5. Do some entire runs switch. I'm usually riding 10-20% switch these days to practise, and while waiting for others, want to get more into it.
6. Get as comfortable in the air as I was when I was in my teens and it didn't hurt to break things.
7. Don't break things.
8. Pull off my panties and start doing spin tricks in the air. Boarding for 21 years and I've never ATTEMPTED a 360. Pathetic.
9. Ride Polar Peak at Fernie, it's always closed when I'm there.
10. Ride a whole day of laps in the "Ultimate Steeps" at Lake Louise.
11. Carve harder than a hardbooter.
12. Ride more powder than a pow hound.
13. Get more airtime than a park rat.
14. Do 11, 12 and 13 all on one board.
Are you fucking cereal? 21 one years & never attempted a 360

What the fuck!! Haven't you ever had a day with 3+ feet of fluffy goodness?
You're a Canadian son, this is unacceptable.

I honestly find this hard to believe

I've convinced my friends, some of which truly suck, to try backflips when it's too deep to get hurt.
Southern Comfort on a real deep day will get you doin' them.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #94 (permalink)
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I did all of the above in my first season of 28 days aside from getting in the air. I had a mental block about it. I am going to take a private lesson this year just to learn to get into the air. So I say your goals look good to me.
Put your board on and stand on perfectly flat snow. Jump up and try to reach down and grab your board (helps stabilize you in the air). Do this a couple times. Then start doing it when you're literally going a couple km/h down a very mild slope. Then a little faster, a little faster, etc.

Once you're comfortable pre-loading and landing at speed, go find a nice roller and hit it at moderate speed. You want the kind of roller that you'll just roll over if you don't pre-load. That way it's all you. If you're not feeling it just don't pre-load. Want to jump, pre-load. Hit that some and you'll be hooked.

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I honestly find this hard to believe:dunno
Believe it! I have some mental block with spinning. I've done big air, played in 1/2 and 1/4 pipes since I was 13, etc. I LOVE being in the air but I have some mental block about 360's. Probably doesn't help that the first 90% of my boarding life was on the hardpack of the east coast. A "powder day" for us there was 4" of fresh...
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OK, flame on and tell me how it's too much and it won't happen.
Better to set the bar too high than too low.
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My goals would be:

- get more days on the slopes (only 6 last year)
- get lucky and catch a storm cycle while in Jackson Hole in late Feb
- commit to one or two switch days and really work on it
- try a 360 if the snow is soft enough (never tried any rotations)
- drop a 10-20 foot rock/cliff while on vacation
- make a seamless transition from a stiff cambered board to my new Slayblade
- not get hurt
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:44 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Believe it! I have some mental block with spinning. I've done big air, played in 1/2 and 1/4 pipes since I was 13, etc. I LOVE being in the air but I have some mental block about 360's. Probably doesn't help that the first 90% of my boarding life was on the hardpack of the east coast. A "powder day" for us there was 4" of fresh...
I'm sure you already know, but the progression is to learn a 180 first, then move on to a 360 and so forth. I learned backside 180 first, and moved on to bs 360.

It is strange how much scarier it is to commit to a 360...even though you're landing regular (not switch). Funny thing is it took me long after the bs 360 to master the frontside 180 (still have never even attempted a frontside 360...hopefully, this'll be the year).

the other thing is you kinda should learn to do them on relative hard pack because deeper snow doesn't give you the speed for a decent jump that'll allow you to do a full rotation (even if the snow's deep and there's a packed down track, you're still going to probably land in someones bomb hole...ends up being the same).
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First season, so...

In order of priority:

1. 30+ days on snow (season pass & 2wks off for the holidays)
2. Don't break any bones
3. Stomp respectable straight airs reliably (not big air, but you know)
4. Hit every run at Shames
5. Ride trees/side country

Maybe a little ambitious, but 30-35 days equals what 2+ seasons for a lot of people?

Other goals may include

Basic butters
50/50's on boxes

OK, flame on and tell me how it's too much and it won't happen.
I wish in my first year I had prioritized riding switch, I am still catching up, it's not a sexy goal but learning switch versions of all tricks as you go along is I think better than getting ahead on your regular foot.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #99 (permalink)
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I wish in my first year I had prioritized riding switch, I am still catching up, it's not a sexy goal but learning switch versions of all tricks as you go along is I think better than getting ahead on your regular foot.
I dunno, freestyle, spins, rails, park etc. and therefore switch is way down on my priority list. My local doesn't even have a park.

Butters and just screwing around would be about the only time I'd care.
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receive a score of "9.9" on my Super Penguin Slider technique!

Here was my latest attempt today @ Keystone, judges?

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