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slyder 11-04-2011 07:46 PM

Bag Jump possibility???
Hey Guys,
one of our better hills about 3 hours away is doing a bag jump weekend. We're thinking of maybe trying it out, when would we ever get an opportunity like this again, maybe never.
File photo

Our abilities:
  • start of 3rd season
  • still newbies in park but getting better
  • mainly small jumps, never tried anything bigger than 10 footer
My questions:
  • is it worth the extra fee?
  • would it be good for the kids and me to have fun and maybe work on simple 3's or what ever?
  • Would there be to many serious riders to not make us welcome?
  • Safe for the dad and 14 & 15 (JK but kinda serious quesiton)
  • is this an oppurtunity to NOT pass on?

GreatScott 11-04-2011 08:56 PM

It' worth the fee. Our mountain just bought one for the whole season and we were able to try it out last season. Really fun and everyone has a pretty good attitude. You ask any of the guys flipping how to flip... they will totally put you in the know. I'm pretty sure the age limit is less than 14 so you will be fine and your dad will have a ball.

I think you'll see a lot more of these bags popping up as permanent parts of the resort. If for some reason you can't get to this specific one there will be opportunities in the future. But... if you have the opp now... take it, lol.

slyder 11-04-2011 09:04 PM

I am the dad, it seems like it would deffinately be fun.
NO flips for us but if we could practice our rotations that would be great. I could try a 5 without many consequences.

CMSbored 11-04-2011 09:45 PM

If i were you, id have your kids try to spin as much as they can. get used to the feeling of spinning in air. if i had the opportunity i would try and throw 7s or 9s. way out of my league but it would make me comfortable. i would go nuts on one. Youre lucky, i doubt ill ever see a bag jump in my life.

GreatScott 11-05-2011 12:22 AM


Originally Posted by slyder (Post 433532)
NO flips for us but if we could practice our rotations that would be great.

Pshhhh... just do one. Your not getting any younger.

But hey... glad to see someone hanging out with their teenage boys and everyone having fun. I thought that only happened on the Family Channel.

CustomX - J-rad 11-05-2011 12:34 AM

You roll up to one, its bigger than you think it is, it will be fun for sure. If you've only hit 10 footers its gonna be an eye opener, you'll need to be ridin in pretty fast so you should be confident for sure, the jumps gonna be like 7-9 feet tall cuz the bags big (the one that looked like the one in the picture was at Camp of Champs, so this is from my experience there), so... Do it to try it out if you want. From experience and what i've been told, to learn 3's your best to just find a hit-run at your resort with side hits and just learn off those, super low consequence to learn spins, especially if you've never spun before. Just ride that run and do like 30 backside 180's and you'll learn quicker, rather than hiking up a hill to drop in, cookin into an airbag to do your first 180 or 360. If you've never spun before the airbag isn't the way to go for that imo.

snowklinger 11-05-2011 01:04 AM

copper has an airbag most of the season.

pretty far from laramie tho...closer than tahiti...

wrathfuldeity 11-05-2011 08:02 AM

Have your sons to get some footy or pics of you...they become priceless. Do it all, spin, flip, mc twist.

slyder 11-05-2011 09:10 AM

Custom I'm confident in my riding and have been studying my SA training videos a lot. I will get 3's down at our local hill before this event happens. I mainly stick to boxes but I have 50/50 ride on rails, goal this year to ollie onto street style rails and perfect FS/BS 3's.

I just thought since I will never be doing aerial or maybe even 5's it would be a good place to just do "anything" as several have said. The speed to hit the bigger jump is fine

I don't want my kids developing bad habits from doing things the wrong way because they have a bag to land in either. Again I think this would be awesome and being that we mainly ride Midwest 500' vert being the norm, it would be an experience and create a lot of memories !!!!
BUT DAMN that just looks fun as hell

Wrath: I've seen a McTwist and still can't follow or even count the spin/rotations of what they are doing hahahaaa

NWBoarder 11-05-2011 11:32 AM

Slyder, get on thing! I would love to have a bag out here to hit somewhere. The thought of being able to huck whatever the hell you feel like with minimal consequence is such a great thing. Now get there and learn how to do a proper Rodeo! :D

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