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Old 02-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #111 (permalink)
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  • Incorporate grabs into my straight airs
  • Nail down my boardslides
  • Nose and tail presses
  • Hit 50 MPH (current record 46 mph)
  • Switch ride decent greens
  • TAMEDOG!
Let's see:

FAIL
FAIL
PASS
FAIL
FAIL
FAIL

Awesome. Good times.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Have you spent anytime on your grabs and can't get them or you just haven't tried?

The secret is after you pop off the lip suck your knees up to your chest. Once you get that comfortably over jumps start grabbing, it will be right there! Last night I was working on my nose grabs, I wasn't able to grab them well before because I was reaching for it but I really worked on getting my knees up first and then tweaking my back foot and boom, the nose was right there and I was grabbing so far over it my wrist was hitting the tip.... great feeling. So ya, pull them knees up as high as you can and you will be able to do any grab you want, don't reach for them.
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Have you spent anytime on your grabs and can't get them or you just haven't tried?
He broke his back a few weeks ago! Hey Sabatoa,.. I wouldn't call them "Fails!!" "Not able to attempt" would be more accurate!
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Have you spent anytime on your grabs and can't get them or you just haven't tried?

The secret is after you pop off the lip suck your knees up to your chest. Once you get that comfortably over jumps start grabbing, it will be right there! Last night I was working on my nose grabs, I wasn't able to grab them well before because I was reaching for it but I really worked on getting my knees up first and then tweaking my back foot and boom, the nose was right there and I was grabbing so far over it my wrist was hitting the tip.... great feeling. So ya, pull them knees up as high as you can and you will be able to do any grab you want, don't reach for them.
My season ended very soon after the first jumps were built this season so I didn't get much of a chance. Next season on hips and rollers though, I'll work on pulling my knees up rather than reaching. Thanks for the tip.
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My season ended very soon after the first jumps were built this season so I didn't get much of a chance. Next season on hips and rollers though, I'll work on pulling my knees up rather than reaching. Thanks for the tip.
Shitty! Injury?
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He broke his back a few weeks ago! Hey Sabatoa,.. I wouldn't call them "Fails!!" "Not able to attempt" would be more accurate!
I can't believe it's been six weeks already. I wish it was just a normal break, I might be riding this weekend. grr

I had a few attempts on each but not nearly enough reps to get any of them down.
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Shitty! Injury?
Yeah. We'll get after it next year though.
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(From a total noob PoV)

- Smooth out my technique

'How' is more important to me than 'what'. I'd rather be able to smoothly get down a green than uncomfortably finish a blue at this point.
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^^^ Good idea! (I started writing this at 8:30 this morning just after Casuals first post on this page...)

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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.
1. I'm on track, got just under 1000 km so far and still lots of season left.
2. Again I'm on track, today was day 25 and there's lots of time left.
3. Haven't done it yet, best so far is 70 km in one day. Just waiting for the stars to align.
4. Same answer.
5. Rode some runs 95% switch today on the new play board!
6. I'm there, after last weekend on the Medium line at Lake Louise and attempting some of the Large features, my fear is gone. I'm getting at least as much air now as I did in my teens.
7. Don't want to answer this yet. Hurt my ankle at Louise but haven't stopped boarding yet.
8. Half way there, did some 180s today. NEED TO PUSH MYSELF ON THIS ONE!
9. Done! Multiple times!!! WOO HOO!!!
10. Not done yet, although I have done some multi lap days of the steeps. This might tie into the 10,000 vert day.
11. Rode with hardbooters one day, carved harder than a couple of them. Myth busted! On a whole they can carve circles around me though...
12. Waiting for the weather to turn to complete this one.
13. I'm certainly spending more time in the park than before, and most of that time is in the air.
14. I realized today that one board IS the best for me for carving, powder and park. Unfortunately I don't want to kill that board so I've chosen to ride a different board for park laps, but I'm still more confident and comfortable in the air on my main freeride board.

So far a great season!

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:45 PM   #120 (permalink)
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Nice list! Good to see your on track. I agree with one board, its kind of refreshing to not have to go switch out before you switch terrain. I've had people tell me "I can't" do certain things on a soft twin... I've busted the shit out of these myths.
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