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Old 03-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Casual,
Just wondering, when you were doing your straight airs and grabs you always came in like you were setting up for a spin then scrubbing speed in the transition area on your heel edge before taking off straight.
How come???

Looked like fun though, hoping to advance to that level next year.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sorry - not first day doing 3's - just off a jump this big. I think what your seeing on my heelside is simply me being uncomfortable hitting a big jump and being a bit freaked to get my setup carve right lol.. I assure you when I am just freeriding my carving is quite strong
Makes sense. I thought it look little more like a mini speed check than a turn.
What snowwolf said about the grab makes alot of sense to me also (lifting your board up vs bending down to grab).
I was thinking you weren't getting much pop off the jump but maybe that's why.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Seems really god to me. You have a great base and seem to know what you're doing and make it looks good. Just ry to hold you're grabs a little onger and be more comfrotable when you come out of spins.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Casual,
Just wondering, when you were doing your straight airs and grabs you always came in like you were setting up for a spin then scrubbing speed in the transition area on your heel edge before taking off straight.
How come???

Looked like fun though, hoping to advance to that level next year.
Mostly just to get used to a line because I was preparing myself for the spins. I often just hit this thing straight. Taking it slow lol.

Snowolf - I'm 34. To be honest I don't feel this is too big to learn on, I feel very comfortable with smaller features especially backside, its this size of jump that I am trying to progress to and its the timing that is changing my style a bit. I will continue to hit this but with some new feedback and seeing video of myself too learn from. As for FS I'll work on that a bit and then take it here. I understand what your saying, but I wasn't freaked out hitting this, it was a lot of fun. I was just not super comfortable with the line and setup turns at first, but it got feeling like home by the end of the day.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Good shit man! I like the vid, having the camera on the whole time in the same position allows you to critique each jump the same way. It was hard to tell from the shot but it looked like you were landing just at the very start of the landing ramp. Might be worth doing a few more straight airs with less speed checking to get used to going bigger?!?

Other than that it looked pretty good to me. I know what you're talking about with the hand flailing, and sometimes I have to mentally force myself to hold the grab a little longer to stop that.

Looks good though I'm going to take my tripod with me next time at the hill and put the Contour on it beside a jump. Just gotta find one where nobody will steal it!

The other thing that sucks for me is my laps are about 15 minutes, so there would be a lot of useless footage! I guess I could see what other people were doing on that jump and compare!?!
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Good shit man! I like the vid, having the camera on the whole time in the same position allows you to critique each jump the same way. It was hard to tell from the shot but it looked like you were landing just at the very start of the landing ramp. Might be worth doing a few more straight airs with less speed checking to get used to going bigger?!?
Ya I need to get down the ramp further for sure, I have straight aired a lot further and later that day I was sending them deeper... its a confidence thing I guess, but landing anywhere near the knuckle is getting into danger territory. All my landings were soft though so it was fun, just need to get that heelside speedcheck out of there and send it! As for the camera angle, it was really nice for technical review, just no style points for videography lol. Maybe you can convince your chase cam to sit still for a while
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As for the camera angle, it was really nice for technical review, just no style points for videography lol. Maybe you can convince your chase cam to sit still for a while
I think I'd have better luck perfecting cold fusion! She's pretty good at stopping near jumps for me though. After my last post I was thinking about an off-piste jump I was hitting a few times on saturday. It had a great ramp and the landing was all powder. I was going much bigger off it than I normally do. I guess if I setup the cam on a tripod, I could just hike back up and run the jump 5-6 times that way, then move on to another feature and do the same?

I was finally trying some backside 180s saturday and it was a lot of fun even if I failed on half of them! Would love to have this kind of footage to really see what I'm doing right and wrong.

Not that I'm a video pro, but I think a few angles of the same jump would make for a cool vid. Like have a few of the angle you had looking down the ramp, then a helmet cam view or two, then put the camera under you as you sail over it, then finally one looking back up from the bottom of the landing. Only trouble is you'd have to screw around with the camera 4 times which would be aborted runs, or get someone to give you a hand.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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guess snowwolf already said it.

When I saw the first clips I was surprised you were able to pull some of those. (nice by the way, got some stank on those grabs

def something I learned skateboarding, keep your back straight at all times. its rougher on the muscles but pays off in the long run and really changes the way you feel your trick.

I think that will loosen up your riding , giving you a really natural look. Also you could think about what you are doing with your legs on rails, seem a little stiff. HEY, I just realized you should maybe try hitting bigger rails, and ones that are higher up off the ground. Those low to the ground ones are really ugly and in my opinion lend an easy slide off, where as a big rail forces you to commit or jump off- meaning you have to be more balanced to even attempt getting on. I am better on kink downs and ride-off's because generally i hit them faster so that if i fuck it up i clear the rail and land in some snow.

good consistency man im kinda jealous... used to love that stalefish or melon or whatever the hell it is- more of a method man now.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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LOL! Yes unfortuntely GF's have minds of their own... so lame.


I was goint to try a few angles but my cam died... I guess leaving it on for 45 min straight kills the battery? Who knew lol. I would definitaley get some tape even if it means hiking, doesn't matter what feature. I learn so much from tape - I used to setup a tripod at vball practice and watch it later.
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guess snowwolf already said it.

When I saw the first clips I was surprised you were able to pull some of those. (nice by the way, got some stank on those grabs

def something I learned skateboarding, keep your back straight at all times. its rougher on the muscles but pays off in the long run and really changes the way you feel your trick.

I think that will loosen up your riding , giving you a really natural look. Also you could think about what you are doing with your legs on rails, seem a little stiff. HEY, I just realized you should maybe try hitting bigger rails, and ones that are higher up off the ground. Those low to the ground ones are really ugly and in my opinion lend an easy slide off, where as a big rail forces you to commit or jump off- meaning you have to be more balanced to even attempt getting on. I am better on kink downs and ride-off's because generally i hit them faster so that if i fuck it up i clear the rail and land in some snow.

good consistency man im kinda jealous... used to love that stalefish or melon or whatever the hell it is- more of a method man now.
Thanks for the feedback! The one grab I did was stalefish, just have a hardtime with those due to very stiff legs lol... I'm going to work on my flexibilty this summer... damn aging! As for the rails, I do hit other rails but the cam died lol... that tube was just a warmup, those were my very first tricks of the day... stupid thing is half burried in the snow lol.
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