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Bunny Hill Mission!

So since there has been no new snow in awhile I am heading out for a bunny hill mission. The goals are to work on a hill switch riding, riding 180s to switch, and just ollies moving down hill. I am wanting to move into the park on crap days, but I figured it would be better to get some basics down on an easy slope. It's kind of lame I know, but I am stoked to work on these things.
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It's not lame. Everyone u see doing switch 540s started the same way. It's lame to ride season after season never learning a damn thing but still going home and putting up pictures of yourself on Instagram and "hash tagging " "shredding" " rippin" etc.
So get out there, leard and progress every way u can
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Been doing the same -

always been a freerider through and through. lately in between storms i've been hitting the park for the first time ever, which has been super fun, never though i'd venture in there but that's what great about snowboarding - there are so many different aspects to it.

Also been working on switch as well, picking it quicker than I thought - been forcing myself to just do it.

not lame at all!
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So since there has been no new snow in awhile I am heading out for a bunny hill mission. The goals are to work on a hill switch riding, riding 180s to switch, and just ollies moving down hill. I am wanting to move into the park on crap days, but I figured it would be better to get some basics down on an easy slope. It's kind of lame I know, but I am stoked to work on these things.
Nothing lame about this at all, it's pretty smart actually.

Most riders skip past these basics and forget to master the basics, so you're actually doing the smart thing by hitting the bunny slopes and practicing the core skills you need to learn for advanced riding.

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So since there has been no new snow in awhile I am heading out for a bunny hill mission. The goals are to work on a hill switch riding, riding 180s to switch, and just ollies moving down hill. I am wanting to move into the park on crap days, but I figured it would be better to get some basics down on an easy slope. It's kind of lame I know, but I am stoked to work on these things.
I've got the same mission as you. I rode for 5-6 years in my early 20's and never progressed past the bomb it down the hill stage. Now I'm 39 and actually wanting to learn correctly along with teaching my 6 and 8 year old girls the proper techniques. This forum along with youtube have been great. Sorry to hijack, just thought I'd let you know it's not lame at all in my eyes.

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Great idea to get the basics down!
I would also suggest working on just a basic switch ollie. They seem to help with regular riding as well once you get them down.
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Great idea to get the basics down!
I would also suggest working on just a basic switch ollie. They seem to help with regular riding as well once you get them down.
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Haha yeah they definitely feel a lot more awkward than a regular ollie
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It's not lame. Everyone u see doing switch 540s started the same way. It's lame to ride season after season never learning a damn thing but still going home and putting up pictures of yourself on Instagram and "hash tagging " "shredding" " rippin" etc.
So get out there, leard and progress every way u can
agreed.

Due to some 'issues' Ive had riding on low vis days, I picked this opportunity to try some things that I could with one knee in desperate need of surgery and the other being ravaged by arthritis, I still had a kick ass day learning to ride hard switch on a direction board with setback and with a forward stance. had some fun on a green trail going up the side, trying 360's to ride away switch QUICKLY toward trees (narrow trail - sharp halfpipe type hillside to right, trees then sharp drop to left).

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So the mission was much harder that I expected to be honest. My body just does not want to travel down the hill "backwards". I really had a hard time convincing my body to go down the hill switch and even when I did I just didn't have any control over my riding. I was literary like day one all over again, but worse. Also riding normal and then flat spinning 180 I ate shit quite often catching an edge. Olling went well though, but I have done that a lot in my living room. I never talked myself into a jumping 180 and also pussies out on the smallest jump in the park. I think in two weeks I am going to take a two hour private "freestyle" lesson. I always feel better having a person in the know show me how to do things so I can try them. At least if I fail then I am failing at trying to do it right.
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