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Old 01-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good stuff. Enjoyed the video.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey, i recently got a friend to film me. It was my first time getting filmed and this is my second year riding. Can you guys give me some tips on how to ride/look better?
Very good. You are just in your second year. You are just going to get better than that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Very good. You are just in your second year. You are just going to get better than that.
thanks. i have had 15 days this year and i had 28 last year
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For a second season of riding I think you did great. I think the speed check thing was mentioned before, but once you get that dialed in you will be able to approach the features with more confidence and mental focus to keep from flapping your wings. Otherwise, good job ! and looking forward to your next video
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For a second season of riding I think you did great. I think the speed check thing was mentioned before, but once you get that dialed in you will be able to approach the features with more confidence and mental focus to keep from flapping your wings. Otherwise, good job ! and looking forward to your next video
i will try to get some good clips this season and put an edit together. i learned down rails so that opens up another ton of tricks to learn
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I am only a few seasons in as well so take this with a grain of salt.

I find that things like arms flaping are not the sickness but more of a symptom. For example the other day i noticed that i was getting one arm rotation to balance myself off of jumps. The issue isn't my arms it was that i wasn't perfectly flat based when i left the jump. I had a very slight edge set. After i corrected this i was able to get all of my grabs going.

As others have said you need to be much more compact. Keep your back straight but bend at the knees and at the pelvis. I had a hard time understanding when people told me to keep my back straight but get lower. Don't let your back bow but in the hip area you can bend. I like watching torstein videos as he is quite compact.

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Beeeend your kneeeeees when you jump or ollie onto the rail. You look stiff as hell.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:40 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It seems you open your shoulders before ever feature and that is what is causing you to go squirrelly.
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I am only a few seasons in as well so take this with a grain of salt.

I find that things like arms flaping are not the sickness but more of a symptom. For example the other day i noticed that i was getting one arm rotation to balance myself off of jumps. The issue isn't my arms it was that i wasn't perfectly flat based when i left the jump. I had a very slight edge set. After i corrected this i was able to get all of my grabs going.

As others have said you need to be much more compact. Keep your back straight but bend at the knees and at the pelvis. I had a hard time understanding when people told me to keep my back straight but get lower. Don't let your back bow but in the hip area you can bend. I like watching torstein videos as he is quite compact.

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ok i will try that next weekend. thanks
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Actually, for his second year he is doing just fine and the speed he rode is appropriate. He cleared the knuckle on that first jump and landed well in the landing zone. Much more speed there and he would have overshot. His speed was well within reason for the boxes he hit and again, on that rainbow, much more speed and he would have launched off of the top of that thing. When making comments like this, try to keep in mind the experience level of the rider and understand that the key to become a better rider is to make steady progression at a pace that reduces the risk of injury....
Heh, I guess that makes sense, although being a younger chap my progression came in bursts of balls rather than a steady development The only way I could keep my balance at first was to blitz it, probably not the best idea, and thinking back, definitely not the best advice, but hey, worked for me
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