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Old 03-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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F*** B***** GET MONEY

just go for it!
listen to some songs that inspire you. none of that top 40 crap. and wait for the most epic moment. then drop.

nuff said.

meditating works too. like visualize yourself doing it all day! and watch a ton of snowboarding videos. GET PUMPED.

also if your not really feeling it keep your mind blank. think of nothing. and dont be a pantie.

With concerns to speed either watch people or straight line XD. thats honestly what I do if you over shoot you can say you got huge air! or go really slow and fall slightly onto the knuckle and you will know the speed.

one tip also is to think " You want to do it, you know its fun, so why dont you? "
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Landing your first big jump, those are big to me, nothing like stomping right center one the landing, clearing that knuckle and riding away clean.

I still have clear vision of this in my mind and it's been about a month since I nailed mine!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That's a sorry looking park.

When I need to find the speed to clear a jump I ride along side it at the speed I would need. Carry speed in, look at the jump as you ride by over the knuckle. You'll be able to tell if it's too much or not enough. Do it a few times and you'll get the feeling. After that it's all feel.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a problem with kickers that have a lot of woo and send you very high. I can easily clear a 20 foot table if the kicker is built with a flatter trajectory. On some of these jumps, in order to get 20 feet of forward distance the godamn things launch you 20 feet in the air too. I think you might just be hearing your own survival instinct telling you, "whoa, I am not ready for this yet". Nothing wrong with listening to that voice a little as long as you don`t quit pushing the envelope and scaring yourself a little each day.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have a problem with kickers that have a lot of woo and send you very high. I can easily clear a 20 foot table if the kicker is built with a flatter trajectory. On some of these jumps, in order to get 20 feet of forward distance the godamn things launch you 20 feet in the air too. I think you might just be hearing your own survival instinct telling you, "whoa, I am not ready for this yet". Nothing wrong with listening to that voice a little as long as you don`t quit pushing the envelope and scaring yourself a little each day.
I agree with you completely, however I think it's the old man in us telling these things as well. Pushing for progression on kickers is important to me and I am starting to learn that these "lippy" kickers are typical in all the good parks. Also even though the flatter trajectory feels more comfortable, it really is not as much safer as it feels (on those flatter jumps, you are dealing with more linear speed which changes the nature of an accident). Most good 20 footers you have bled so much speed by the time you actually are airborne that it really is more of a pop up so that you have time to throw your steeze.

*the above is a combination of limited experience, but between Copper, Breck, Keystone, A-Basin, Loveland, Echo and Winter Park, I have only seen 2 jumps that have that nice long comfy tragectory. They were at WP and thats like 2 out of 50 kickers.

The hardest thing is to feel that pressure in your front foot as you approach the lip and not let it put you in the back seat, and also maintain a comfortable riding position through the air. I still struggle with it, thank god for riding quarterpipe alot as a skater, but yea.

Once you start sending em, they feel great!
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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If its the one with the signs blocking it. That's a small jump in a kiddie park up here. My fat ass hits those.... just go for it. If you knuckle it then you know to go faster next time.
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You guys need a new park crew. That park is tore up.
That jump is tiny and pathetic. From what you're describing it sounds like a slight step over. If you want to gauge speed watch people then do a practice run and slip the lip and go over the back side. You'll scrub all your speed on the end of the lip but get an idea of what you need. Personally though a park that shitty I just walk away that thing looks like fucking Echo out here and I wouldn't hit their jumps if you paid me.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Ya, I thought my park's jumps were bad. But that...that is disgusting.
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That's a sorry looking park.
It is a smaller size park, but once it gets going it's pretty nice.


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That jump is tiny and pathetic. From what you're describing it sounds like a slight step over. If you want to gauge speed watch people then do a practice run and slip the lip and go over the back side. You'll scrub all your speed on the end of the lip but get an idea of what you need. Personally though a park that shitty I just walk away that thing looks like fucking Echo out here and I wouldn't hit their jumps if you paid me.
THAT ISN'T THE JUMP IN QUESTION. That's just the platform it is currently built on. With such a shitty snowfall and temps this year, they're doing the best they can with what they have. The jump in question is as wide as the whole platform, and a hell of a lot bigger.

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Ya, I thought my park's jumps were bad. But that...that is disgusting.
That isn't one of our real jumps, that's the start of season-lacking snow-built something-decided it was dumb and closed it type of jump.


Here is a picture of one of our actual jumps to show it isn't all shit. This also happens to be the smaller one in the line I want to hit, the easier one.
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Show the actual jump?
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Decided I needed to make another post, the last one was too negative.

I hit it.

I sat at the top for a good 3ish minutes getting myself pumped up, and then decided -fuck it, let's just do it, knuckle it, and roll over. I hit the first one, straight airing the whole day, and landed deep because I forgot to speedcheck and straightlined it. I scrubbed a bunch of speed, and then went for the second one. I popped off it, made sure I wasn't going to land in the back seat, tucked up, and ended up landing backfoot on the knuckle, and didn't fall, but just took the blow, and pretty much sat in between my knees.
Second time I hit it, there was no hesitation at the top, although I hit the knuckle again.
Third time I hit it, there was no hesitation, and I landed nice and deep in it, rode off with a smile.



Now, I just need to get the confidence to do more than shifties and grabs off bigger jumps.
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