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Old 12-26-2010, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Park RUTs ... help (pic)

I was wondering if anyone can share a tip for taking off or landing in ruts on features. My take offs aren't as bad as landings. I ride goofy so I always get thrown from the ruts on landings.

I bounce around in the ruts and loose my balance easily.

Here is the beginner box I'm working on.



Here are the ruts on the take off ramp, no pic but similar on the landing side.



I try to look past the feature and ollie off or to the side of the ruts and this has helped. Just trying to get better and I"m sure practice, practice, practice will also help.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go grab a rake and fill the vagina rut.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Slyder, not sure if your resort has a park crew, but around here they come by every couple hours or so and rake that stuff out, if yours does, maybe give them a heads up about things getting that way. If your resort doesn't have that, take off your board and fix it for yourself, I don't think anyone would mind as long as you don't change anything drastic on the jump.
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I don't really see any crew working on keeping up the park stuff. It's a shame too. The stuff gets real icy and there is not a lot of powder around to dump in there. Going back tomorrow, I may try throwing some snow in there.
But it's only me and tons of riders ripping it back up. Who knows, maybe it'll be contagious and others will see me fixing it and will do the same, we can hope.

I wish our hills/park looked like many of the pics I see from other members but it's what we have.

If I can get good on this I can ride anywhere

I'll see
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Its just one of those things you have to get used to being a goofy rider. I'm a goofy rider too. You just have to set your speed, go flat base, keep your ankles loose and let the rut direct you onto the obsticle. If it is too bad then just fix it with your board. Unless there is a big line waiting for the box people will be glad you took the time. Our park is manned by complete fuck tards that got the job because they knew somebody. We have to fix shit on our own all the time.
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is that at alpine?
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There's nothing you can do with ice. Ask any park crew that's worth a damn. All you can do for that is rake it and pray it holds if it doesn't the next option is using the cat. As far as technique go urban style and ollie on from the side.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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judging from the pics, it looks like theres some loose snow. just scrape up a pile with your board and re shape the ramp.
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Yah, either fix the ruts or just deal with them. The more you deal with them the easier they get. Landing in a rut sucks especially when you start spinning out of tricks; in the end it's just a matter of being able to make quick adjustments to keep your balance.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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is that at alpine?
Yep it's alpine and were going again today, and I am taking in everyone's advice. Yes there was some powder and I will try to fix it up a bit. If someone sees me doing it maybe they will too.

Thanks for the tips and as most people and myself know just keep practicing, it'll come.
Still having a blast and I'm really enjoying the time with my kids

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