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nickwarrenn 02-14-2012 04:13 PM

Requesting boardercross racing tips/help
 
I've been doing some racing lately, and been coming middle of the pack, although when it comes to just plain groomers, park or glades, I tend to seem a bit more dynamic and fluid than most. (if that makes sense.) I know it's a different type of riding, but I'm not quite sure what I can do to progress. I've been having some trouble finding any info on the net about boardercross racing.

I've broken it down into a few parts:
1) The start (pull from the gate)
2) Rollers
3) Berms
4) Jumps

The start I've broken down into being the pull from the gate, and I'm more or less extending my arms as far back as I can go, and pulling out a bit past 90degree elbows, then letting go and pumping the down.

Rollers I've pretty much just heard pump the downs, and online I've heard about pre-ollieing, but I see no one else doing it so I'm not sure if it is something I should be doing. I used to be getting a bit of air over the top, and never really pumped the down much(or pre-ollie) but recently I've been pumping down more before I normally would get a bit of air, and I don't feel any airtime, although I do occasionally hear the slap of landing when I'm going at high speeds.

Berms I've been told on the fourms that base is faster than edge, coach told me edge is faster, and carving it the way to go. I'm completly lost other than to pump the shit out of any down you can get. (Come in high to the banks, and then come out low, pumping it?)

Jumps are pretty simple, try to keep a low ark and not land far.


Any chance someone could tell me some tips/advice, point me to some good resources, big collection of races or competitions to watch and analyze, etc.

nickwarrenn 02-16-2012 05:45 AM

Bump

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Qball 02-16-2012 06:03 AM

Throw elbows, lots of elbows.

Argo 02-16-2012 07:27 AM

Also, your a scrawny dude. Throw some food down your pie hole.
More weight equals more speed and quicker acceleration.
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Originally Posted by Qball (Post 484027)
Throw elbows, lots of elbows.


wrathfuldeity 02-16-2012 10:59 AM

I know nothing about b-cross but from watching races...its first out of the gate so you can pick the best/most flowing line, especially into and out of the berms and hold on. As for flat based, at the banked slalom the common knowledge is flat on the banks is faster...assuming it is not wet.

Qball 02-16-2012 04:21 PM

Oh and don't attempt methods on the last kicker

nickwarrenn 02-16-2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qball (Post 484027)
Throw elbows, lots of elbows.

Should of mentioned that it is timed, rather than head on, there were some bad injuries in previous years and it was either solo or yank it all.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Argo (Post 484037)
Also, your a scrawny dude. Throw some food down your pie hole.
More weight equals more speed and quicker acceleration.

Got it, I'll look into getting fat/muscles.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 484110)
I know nothing about b-cross but from watching races...its first out of the gate so you can pick the best/most flowing line, especially into and out of the berms and hold on. As for flat based, at the banked slalom the common knowledge is flat on the banks is faster...assuming it is not wet.

What do you mean by "wet"?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qball (Post 484241)
Oh and don't attempt methods on the last kicker

Will remember that.

Qball 02-16-2012 09:02 PM

the thing about method grabs was a joke. Jacobellis anyone?

wrathfuldeity 02-17-2012 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickwarrenn (Post 484322)
Should of mentioned that it is timed, rather than head on, there were some bad injuries in previous years and it was either solo or yank it all.

What do you mean by "wet"?


Just timed...then just study your lines, it kind of like the banked slalom?

wet=slushy suckage if riding flat

nickwarrenn 02-17-2012 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 484468)
Just timed...then just study your lines, it kind of like the banked slalom?

wet=slushy suckage if riding flat

Alright, so if it is wet you want to make a clean carve around the gates?


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