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lol we have a beginner park and the real park (which isnt really anything compared to most of the stuff out east or at the huge resorts) and the beginner park is somehow still usually pretty dam busy, but its full of retards. Which i suppose is good because it keeps them out of the real park. I guess location makes a huge difference too. out west where you actually have mountains and terrain i didnt feel the need to go to the park, i wanted to be able to get down every single black diamond and glade and stash on every side of the mountain pretty dam well, then i moved on to hitting natural features on said runs. So i spent my time progressing freeride. i didnt touch the park till the end of my my 3rd year. But i suppose out east you dont really have much besides park, and i keep forgetting that.

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lol we have a beginner park and the real park (which isnt really anything compared to most of the stuff out east or at the huge resorts) and the beginner park is somehow still usually pretty dam busy, but its full of retards. Which i suppose is good because it keeps them out of the real park. I guess location makes a huge difference too. out west where you actually have mountains and terrain i didnt feel the need to go to the park, i wanted to be able to get down every single black diamond and glade and stash on every side of the mountain pretty dam well, then i moved on to hitting natural features on said runs. So i spent my time progressing freeride. i didnt touch the park till the end of my my 3rd year. But i suppose out east you dont really have much besides park, and i keep forgetting that.
yeah here an intermediate rider can hit every run so logically the next step is park which gets alot of us in the park earlier than we probably should.
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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.
Same thing happened with me, especially because my closest resort is mainly park.
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Didn't really see it in the other responses, but look for natural hits. Watch where other riders are going on the runs. There's usually little kicks dug into the sides or a drop where a trail pulls a u-turn. Get used to getting in the air and landing. Like the others said board control is key. Breaking yourself on a jump or a box is one thing, but getting run over immediately after... Priceless.
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I say don't even think about park until you can down any run at your resort without even having the thought of falling in your mind. I think you should have some experience taking off, being in the air, and landing before going there. Thing will go way faster. You also won't have to fix things later because you wanted to learn something quick. Seen people do 3's there tenth time going, but after a few years can't five because they learned it a really dumb way that restricts them to small spins. As for rails though. As long as you can ride without falling go for it. I don't really think there is a whole lot you can do for jibs. You just gotta get the feel of what it's like to be on that surface and how you have to handle where you put your weight.

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I say don't even think about park until you can down any run at your resort without even having the thought of falling in your mind. I think you should have some experience taking off, being in the air, and landing before going there. Thing will go way faster. You also won't have to fix things later because you wanted to learn something quick. Seen people do 3's there tenth time going, but after a few years can't five because they learned it a really dumb way that restricts them to small spins. As for rails though. As long as you can ride without falling go for it. I don't really think there is a whole lot you can do for jibs. You just gotta get the feel of what it's like to be on that surface and how you have to handle where you put your weight.
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It'll make park a lot easier too. Part of riding is to have fun. I mean take it slow and enjoy the progression. I can't have fun forcing myself to do things.

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Agree^ I've been riding for 7 years and didn't actually get into park until my fifth or so year. To be fair though I was really taking my sweet ass time.

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