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post #121 of 133 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 06:23 PM
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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.
Yeah maybe it's just where we ride, but any random run may include groomers, powder, trees, park, etc. It's too much to have dedicated boards!

That said I'm paranoid to break my current board (probably because of the $1000+ price tag and 1+ month wait time) so I'm riding a Burton Custom 156 as a park/play/rock board. After an adjustment period I'm actually having a lot of fun on this board!

I've seen your effortless 360s and hopefully I'm not too far behind in a few weeks! I spent a lot of time riding this custom switch today. It's just so much easier than riding a very directional board switch! I tried popping off rollers and doing grabs switch. Felt like it would have been more natural to pull my eye out and look at it! I'm going to keep trying though, it's acutally brought an element of fun back into my riding. Just popping of little jumps and doing FS 180s feels like progression to me!
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My goal is to competently get down Alberta face at WC with minimal skidding, and of course no falls.
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stirring the pot once again aren't ya hahaha

idk for some reason girls get more pissy when you get it all over their face

My goals:

1. a properly tweaked out method
2. land 3's
3. and hit rails. been practicing on my practice rail set up =D
ADDED LATER
4. Hit 50+ mph
5. 30 days
Meh, semi successful

1. Well, I can finally grab a method and kick a little
2. Success....in a weird way lol
3. Success....though they've been sissy beginner rails
4. Success
5. At 26 so far. CLOSE

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It's getting near the end of the season here and I've been reflecting on my riding...

It's my first season riding and I feel like it was pretty successful. I rode at 7 different resorts this year, spent a whole whack of dough on lift tickets every weekend, and picked up a ton of gear. Went hard and had plenty of spills but never really got too hurt. I feel comfortable riding just about anything on the mountain. Catching some solid airs, even handling moguls, trees, and more technical riding without any trouble. I'm willing to go through some gnarly shit and adverse conditions. I can keep up with very experienced riders without any trouble.

I'm disappointed on a couple things though... I've been so caught up in just ripping as much as I can every time I go out that I usually just neglect to work on things like learning switch and expanding my skills. I'd feel better if I was doing spins and grabs on top of riding switch.

Lastly and most importantly, I snowboard for me and nobody else. It saved my life when I had been in a dark place for a long time and I take it and leave it at that for all that it's given me... but I can't help but ask - Where would the more seasoned guys say a good spot to be after your first season is? Tough to tell without seeing me ride, but y'know...

I live my life one storm at a time.
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Never posted any goals, but I did manage to clean up my 5's a little.. still kinda ugly but i can stomp them consistantly. I'm also more confident doing flips, they're pretty easy actually but I was kinda freaked out learning them.

Other than that I haven't progressed much.. Getting better on rails was a big one but I failed.. Kinda avoided them for the most part.

Getting better on the MTB is going to be hard, I'm awful at that shit.. And it hurts more.
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@destroy...

I'd say you are in a really good place after one season. It looks you got the snowboard as an effective mode of travel part down and It seems like you are not afraid of anything on the mountain. Those two things are key to having a good time on the hill.

And I would worry about the spins and stuff. trix are for kids, dont you know.

And dont worry about the riding switch thing. You will get it down eventually. I used to practice riding switch all the time and I can ride switch pretty well but I never use it. Its like learing to speak latin.
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Lastly and most importantly, I snowboard for me and nobody else. It saved my life when I had been in a dark place for a long time and I take it and leave it at that for all that it's given me... but I can't help but ask - Where would the more seasoned guys say a good spot to be after your first season is? Tough to tell without seeing me ride, but y'know...
Snowboarding is zen that way. When you're riding, you're not doing anything else or worrying about anything else. The goal of riding is to ride.

I have a list of goals and such as well, but really that's all detail. Having fun and leaving the ratrace behind for a few hours is the real payoff.


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Snowboarding is zen that way. When you're riding, you're not doing anything else or worrying about anything else. The goal of riding is to ride.

I have a list of goals and such as well, but really that's all detail. Having fun and leaving the ratrace behind for a few hours is the real payoff.
haha this may sound a bit radical, but the other day I was on some amazing shrooms, and I remember the most overwhelming emotion I could feel was wanting to be on my snowboard
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Letís see... biggest goal this season: overcome the rabbit heart.

Develop self-esteem, confidence in my abilities and for goods sake ride faster! (of course without losing secureness). Iím usually too hesitant, too easily distracted on groomers by the sound of scratching edges of other people. Actually I know that Iíd got the technique, but I stand in my own wayÖ too much imagination (I think thatís one of the biggest disadvantage of women) hmmm, this looks steep, lets slow down and take it easy. Uuh, thereís a jump, lets ride around that thing. Oh, there are moguls, lets slow down and negotiate them carefully. Aaah, thereís an icy slope, lets avoid a fall and slow down. Bullshit! The last fall I got something as laughable as a hematoma is years since. Years! So why be such a sissy? Found a way to overcome this problem: Loud pushing music. As weird as it might sound, but with the ear-phones, Iím able to completely focus and charge harder than ever. Not only on selected runs if having mentally squeezed the last droplet of adrenaline out of adrenal glands but all the time.

Funny, that I donít have this problems backcountry (never with music here, I need to communicate with buddies). As soon as thereís deep under my board, mind is focused, nothing comes across, thereís only the snow, the terrain in my head, no thought on what could happen, on what body is doing, it comes just naturally. The freedom of playing with the three dimensions of deep fluff is one of the greatest feelings I know.

goal next season: overcome the rabbit heart!
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Instead of starting a new thread, I'll bump this old one.

New Goals for the 2013-14 season:

Perfect my backside 1
Get my frontside 3 down
Land a 5
Frontside boardslides
Hit rails
Fully tweak a method


Pretty stoked for this coming season. I broke my ankle early in the season last year, and I was still able to knock down most of my previous list. Super stoked to see how I do with a healed foot now
these are off the top of my head, I'm sure you guys will motivate me to add more
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