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Old 06-08-2007, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering what you do in the off season to strengthen up? (Besides the usual, skateboarding and swimming) I find that making different size ramps and practicing balance have worked in the past, but, I want to boost up this year. I'm even trying to find a way to "make snow" when it gets cold to but doesn't snow, so that I can practice before hitting the pipe or the slopes. Any advise?

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Old 06-08-2007, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go wakeboarding or jetskiing!
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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go wakeboarding or jetskiing!
Do you use the ramps in the water, or just practice the balance routines? Is there anything else to help prep the muscles? I've been trying all sorts of new things at home, even looking into the artificial snow slopes lately to see what I can do in my yard to practice. Any other suggestions would be great.
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the bongo board is great
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm really looking into something that I saw on U-Tube. The SG5 snow maker, I want to say it's from snowathome? not sure though. I'm seeing it every where. It's like making a back yard terrain park. COOL! Something to make snow to cover everything before nature comes along, and that way I was thinking I could have it all down before I look like a clutsy snow biff in the public eye. LOL My question to everyone is... have you seen or heard anything about this? Does anyone have one that they can explain more about it? It looks simple enough to set up, and heck, it makes snow for me and only me in my backyard, and I can practice, I'm looking forward to anyones opinions. Don't want to waste money. Let me know what you think. Email me, or post, I'm really interested in the extra practice at home. Trying to post in different spots for the feedback, need opinions bad! Getting excited, don't want to be let down.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Like Kirkwood said, wakeboarding or the bongo board or both. I used to wake board up until this season, unfortunately I have no one to go with anymore.
There is this fake snow ive heard of.. I think its called "Snow gel" or something. There might be a video of it on you-tube. But you pretty much mix this gel with water in a 5gal bucket and it turns in to a snowy type slush that is really slick.
You might also want to get a crappy board and try using a trampoline to learn a few tricks and to get your balance right when you are air born.

But to answer your original question. To strengthen up before the season, I start a workout routine that involves various calisthenics, stretching, and overall weight training. I also do alot of running/cardio. The calisthenics help out a little with your spins and jumping.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I tried the snow gel. It's definately slippery to walk on, and I've tried boarding on it, but it just doesn't work, it's alot of work, effort, and a mess, not to mention the amount needed to do anything with it. I'm still looking into the snowmaker. I found an SG5 from snow at home, I still would like to know if anyone else has seen it, or has one. I've got the crappy board for the trampoline, but wow, it's hot out there to be on a black trampoline in the sun, can't find enough shade to set it up in. But I'm looking into a work out routine with the calisthetis and such, just to be ready, but I am definately trying to get what I can from the summer months outside. Any other ideas let me know. I thank you for your opinions and trying to help me out though. Anything else, definately kep in touch.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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my friends and i have a snowmaker his dad made it himself and runs on a powerwasher and an airhose(air compressor). we live in Pennsylvania so we don't get much natural snow so we have to make our own. you can see our results on youtube. just search "fo sho films" and we have a few videos from which a snowmaker helps us make...having the park in your back yard also helps you learn tricks and then apply them to the mountain instead of embarasing yourself infront of the semi-pros.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I found it, I know exactly what you are talking about now. They have free plans on the website that I found the snowmaker on, but I think we're buying one. I talked to the guys that own the place and they are coming out with a box, they have their own equipment made specifically for making snow! I'm stoked now, they even came out with new snowmakers that are crazy!! I watched them on U-Tube. Check them out! I would defiantely do some trick stuff with this in my backyard. What do you think? SNOWatHOME Home - Make real snow at home with a snowmaking machine or snowathome on u-tube. I've been looking into it for a while, and the guys really no their sh@#! I'm STOKED!!! Everyone invited to my yard for the winter! Got hill, getting the box, and the equipment, not as crazy money as I've seen either.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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jet skiing!

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