you know me, i like the libertarian attitude with enforced responsibility.
it is tuff to say at what rate people should progress or not, coz everyone is different in skills, experience and ambition.
for me, i have been riding for aboot 10 years.... i still haven't done a 360.... other kiddies come along and do them in their first season! but i don't care.... i get my thrills else where. for sure i would like to do a 3 at least once, i love throwing the tweaked out 1's, but i also like working to ensure that my switch is as fast as my regular and that both can be done anywhere on the hill.
someone who like the park over the off piste, might think i am a spastic for being so slow, but this 'sport' is primarily for me, one of self expression. you can't express yourself, by persuing the timeframe objectives as dictated by someone else.
and fear is a good thing too.... it is what gives value to life and accomplishment. to this end, i would sooner try that Valdez descent as done by terje in the other thread, than ever consider landing a clean 540.
but that's just me! you can't fear fire without first getting at least a little scorched!