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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 11:32 AM
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Poutenan,.. as for the butters or tail press (...spins, turns?) Except for when I was leaning back to grab the tail of the board, I was trying to turn the board heel side! My problem is I only seem to get about 2/3 or 3/4 out of the turn & then have to sort of "muscle" it around to finish!

Zombie Calm??? Aw Man!!! I worked S-o-o-o hard learning to make absolutely sure I wasn't rockin' the "Mystery Date" look!!! Now I gotta learn how to ride "Disco Style??"
Fair enough! I haven't really got into butters much to be able to help. I occasionally pop up onto the tail for fun but then put it right back down. Might look cool if you got on the tail, started to rotate like you were doing, then compress the tail and pop off it, landing on the nose in a sort of "butter 180" kinda thing.

I think my boarding probably looks like I'm mating with my mystery date then punching her in the head.
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Enough of the "That's not really a black is it?" comments. We live in Michigan for Pete's sake.

We do have some decent "blacks", but they are all up north. Even then, the steep sections are short.

Long story short, our blacks are your blues and even some greens. But remember, we ride the shittiest of shitty conditions so don't underestimate us lol.

When we go out west, we have to contend with the fear of steepness. When you guys come here (like you ever would anyway), you have to contend with ice, man-made crap, and slush all in one run. Plus we have to dodge meat rockets all the time.

I can't wait until next season when I can start going out west again.


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Enough of the "That's not really a black is it?" comments. We live in Michigan for Pete's sake.
I grew up in Ontario so I for one won't make fun of your hills! I will say that it's night and day riding in the Rockies vs. Ontario, or anywhere in the east for that matter. I love Jay, and some of the other resorts in PQ, VT and NH, and I'll always love little Blue Mountain because it's where I cut my teeth. But the West is the Best. Jim Morrison said it himself!
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Good job, chomps! It's nice to see your progression. Although you getting taken out by the little pink skier was one of the best videos haha.

Liked the Leo cameo, too!

I also noticed what others said about your arms being static but at the same time it seemed you were focusing on keeping your upper body quiet (arms at sides). Maybe next time you can allow them to move more fluidly?
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Well, kung-pow, looks like you were right. I thought Leo rode somewhere else.


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Well, kung-pow, looks like you were right. I thought Leo rode somewhere else.
Well, he rides Lots of places,.. this is just "local" for him. (...and me.) Anyplace worth going to is 3-4-5+ hours away. He's got a family, I'm too old to drive 5 hours, shred 7 or 8 and then drive 5 back! Really good places to ride are 8+ hours away & more!! So day trips & overnighters are hard to justify!

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When we go out west, we have to contend with the fear of steepness. When you guys come here (like you ever would anyway), you have to contend with ice, man-made crap, and slush all in one run. Plus we have to dodge meat rockets all the time.
Amen to that. Couple of weeks ago I was on a "freshly groomed" blue run up north shortly after a freezing rain storm preceded by a week of 40 degree temps and rain and it was literally so hard-packed and icy that you wouldn't have been able to stand or walk on it without sliding halfway down the hill.

Of course, I still had to dodge meat rockets on top of that!

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Well, kung-pow, looks like you were right. I thought Leo rode somewhere else.
Where did you think I ride? I mean, aGNARchy is a Michigan blog I co-review on. I think my location says Detroit Area.

Not to mention the countless times I've mentioned riding in shitty MI.


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And to think I always complained about having to ride at Terry Peak SD when I was younger.
It had 3 high speed quads and a 2 seater + carpet and 1000 Vert. Every time I go back I get so sick of riding on the lift every couple of mins. They have a couple blacks and trees that are decent.


Looks like you have switch down pretty good though! On the butters try to spin with your upper body more, It looks like you just need to commit to it more.
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Where did you think I ride? I mean, aGNARchy is a Michigan blog I co-review on. I think my location says Detroit Area.

Not to mention the countless times I've mentioned riding in shitty MI.


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KP and I were discussing the videos while on the lift. I couldn't remember if chomps' vid was taken at the same place you ride or not. I just thought you were usually somewhere else.


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