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Old 09-14-2011, 10:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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you must just have to find different ski friends. I have a couple of friends that ski and if its a pow day, we are hiking out or doing glade/tree runs all day. But if its just regular conditions, we are all down to go take laps through the park

also progressing with a group of friends is a very good idea, especially if your friends are competitive, and cant stand to see you learn something that they cant do. Then they learn it, then try to top you, and you try to top them back and so on.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My opinion- master green runs before advancing on. Take a lesson to learn how to really snowboard. There is more to going down a mountain than riding an edge. Once you master some skills then worry about going when to go to the park.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I do hear where you are coming from though and I think part of the issue is the differences in equipment. A snowboard offers a lot more room for this sort of play while en-route, whereas a ski tends not to be as good. Again though, those friends could be on twin tips and working on their switch skiing while you are working on your ground tricks. Once again, its the indian not the arrow...
god you always sum it up spot on perfectly on every time that is 100% true.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The one thing you won't find skiiers doing is buttering around green trails because I don't think, even with fat freestyle twin tip skiis, there's much for them to do when cruising.

I still find myself chasing natural hits when I can.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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How old are you? I started snowboarding when I was 9 and started park when I was 13. I am now 15. I'll suggest you to take your time because a fall in the park is usually much worse than a fall on the slopes. Most people fall on their tail bone when they try rails their first time because they tend to want to lean back due their habit from riding on the slopes. Leaning back usually causes your board to slip out. I'll say don't rush it bro, but if you really want to, butt pads and wrist guards and helmets are highly recommended.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I was in the same bout last season. I thought I was "good enough" to hit the baby park but I realized how much finesse(spelling?) is needed to even hit a small box. Surely enough I hit it and rode away clean but the second time I tried I dolphin slid the entire way. After that I realized that I need to be able to handle natural terrain with comfort before I bother hitting the park again. My friend gave me some good advice as well. He said "start ollieing over random branches, headwalls, etc. and when you have that down go play in the park." Sticking to his advice.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone who has said do it with friends. If you have mastered greens then I personally say go ahead and try a beginner park if your mountain has one. This was really useful for me because everyone was new and fell a lot. which got rid of lots of tension and pressure. I'd advise a very small jump, or a short, wide and straight box.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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start small and drop in from a point that won't have you make speed checks so you can concentrate on your balance.
BIGGEST thing I learned is keep you board flat and if your gonna loose it, go with it, don't try to save it. Ride off the side of the box/rail regain stability/control and ride away
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:17 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone who has said do it with friends. If you have mastered greens then I personally say go ahead and try a beginner park if your mountain has one.
i appear to have a different opinion on this than most people here, on when people should start heading to the terrain park. I am sorry, but after you have "mastered" greens you don't have NEAR enough board control and experience to hit the park. You need to learn to jump and land and get your balance and edge control down outside of the park and have ridden enough to be bored to death with blues at least before you make laps of the park. You can "master" greens in 3-4 days, it doesn't mean you are good, it just means you can do a few basic skids to slow yourself down. If you try to hit anything in the bark besides maybe a butter box with that level of experience you are most likely going to fall on everything, get hurt, and probably aggravate everyone else at the park.
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idk about the park situation where you ride but here we have beginner parks all over and there isn't usually very many people. I started hitting boxes my 2nd day riding and by day 6 i was comfortable enough to be able to pick lines in the bigger parks aswell.

I say go for it, but do so when its not busy, and be ready to fall alot.
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