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Old 02-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much experience/ skill would you say someone needed to start riding a little park. I've gone up 7 times now, can carve semi-well on blues (tho you just gotta love catching that one edge and launching into a somersault), and getting more comfy/ballsy every time i go up.

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I didn't even touch the park until I was riding black and double blacks comfortably.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is my first year and I've gone into the park enough to know thats how I want to spend my day at the mountain but for now I stick to small jumps and wide boxes
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i hit the park my first day on a board. honestly being able to bomb a black wont help you at all. park is a way different and way funner expierience.
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i hit the park my first day on a board. honestly being able to bomb a black wont help you at all. park is a way different and way funner expierience.
I didn't say bomb a black run, I said riding comfortably and in control. Having the fundamental skills of basic riding is absolutely necessary before stepping into the park and is needed for safe progression. Just going in and hucking it is a sure way to hurt or kill yourself.
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I didn't say bomb a black run, I said riding comfortably and in control. Having the fundamental skills of basic riding is absolutely necessary before stepping into the park and is needed for safe progression. Just going in and hucking it is a sure way to hurt or kill yourself.
listen to this man. also a quote form travis rice (from memory) "no one wants to be that sketchy guy that can do a 7 but can't ride away from it."
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Didn't someone post something recently where they went into the park on their second day and broke their arm?

Hmmmm.....
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just started riding last year and the only park I did last year was one of those huge "butter boxes" if that is what it's called. Huge sheet of plastic like 4 feet wide and ride on.

I started trying some more features this year and it has gone well for me. I started very small and worked my way up. Don't be over eager and ride in your ability. I still haven't tried a kink rail, nor boardslide.

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Old 02-20-2011, 01:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Did a double backflip first day snowboarding.. true story. Caught a heel edge facing uphill after getting fairly comfortable going fast... ah, memories from years long ago.


..and going to the terrain park first day is just plain idiocy.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I was hitting an up-down kink box on my third day on a snowboard. I was probably in there too early. A good rule of thumb I just thought up would be being able to ollie over clumbs of snow with good confidence. That would mean that you are able aim yourself well, control the board and land on snow.
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