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Thanks for all the advice guys, I'm defiantly gonna try all of these pointers out, and I thought the trolls didn't come out till later in the day haha
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... I thought the trolls didn't come out till later in the day haha
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Is a hardbooter that can carve circles around all of us but doesn't do jumps and would probably catch an edge attempting a 360 any less advanced? It is inappropriate to label someone as intermediate based on their freestyle skills. If that was true, then everyone I have ever coached (with the exception of a select few) would be "intermediate" and we would be working on cleaning up their carving on blue runs.

I get plenty of people claiming they are advanced, and they can carve down blacks and are looking for bump or steeps lessons.

However, I also get people saying they are advanced and so I take them to some difficult shit and they are doing falling leaf the whole way.

Point is, there are two different realms of snowboarding. To say you are not good at one because you suck at the other is improper.

I will concede my point, in that, for every 10 riders on this site saying they are advanced and want to know what size T. Rice Pro to get, only 2 of them actually need it and ride to that level...
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Thanks for all the advice guys, I'm defiantly gonna try all of these pointers out, and I thought the trolls didn't come out till later in the day haha
We get up early just to catch you intermediate riders when you least expect it.
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Lol fine, if it would make all you people happy I could consider myself an intermediate rider, I couldn't care less at all. I just didn't realize this was the skill placement forum and not the how to get better like I was asking forum, sorry fellas
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Lol fine, if it would make all you people happy I could consider myself an intermediate rider, I couldn't care less at all. I just didn't realize this was the skill placement forum and not the how to get better like I was asking forum, sorry fellas
Hey, the response you got was gentle!! Like I said, if they'd thought yu were a "Poser" you'd have an extra orifice ripped in ya by now!

I do get the "different levels" of advanced argument. I think it seems like a pretty legitimate one as well. But short of actually being a "Pro", the insane shit some of these guy's ride,.. maybe we need an extra sub category for describing "Advanced", cuz I gotta say, unless I got good enough to pull off some of the shit these guy's do,..? I'd hesitate to ever try and describe myself as "Advanced" on this forum!

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Yea I was just fucking with you, but going around saying "I'm an advanced rider, how do I catch air." Is just asking for it.

I don't classify myself into an ability level other than: I have the ability to enjoy the fuck out of myself out there .

I realize the classifications are there for getting help on the internet, but "doing black runs" only means that you maybe have passed beginnerhood.

I believe Donutz hit it on the head.

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I really don't want to argue anymore, I'm a fairly good rider who doesn't go off jumps because of lack of information and training. My girlfriend, who taught me how to snowboard is a ski and snowboard instructor and I've surpassed her in skill in the past year or so. I was debating becoming a board instructor myself but I thought long and hard about it and came to the realization that I really don't like people that much, so why would I want to not enjoy something that I really enjoy doing. Yeah I think there are different categories of advanced riders, not saying that I am one because god knows who will join in on the subject of improper skill placement then. I'm just trying to get at that nobody should judge people on the Internet, who cares what they consider themselves. I only came here for a bit of advice to make myself better and I got it so thank you for that.
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It's easier than it looks, once you try it, especially with 4 years experience, you'll wonder why you didn't do it before
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I do get the "different levels" of advanced argument. I think it seems like a pretty legitimate one as well. But short of actually being a "Pro", the insane shit some of these guy's ride,.. maybe we need an extra sub category for describing "Advanced", cuz I gotta say, unless I got good enough to pull off some of the shit these guy's do,..? I'd hesitate to ever try and describe myself as "Advanced" on this forum!
How about "intermediate-advanced?"
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