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Old 02-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Imagine a pit of zombies below you and you have to bring your board up to clear them all!!!
I am totally doing this next time...
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I am totally doing this next time...
Need pictures... Actually I think I'll start a boarding clinic where we install zombie pits between the kicker and the landing. Nobody will EVER KNUCKLE AGAIN!
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I actually engage a slight toe-edge going over jumps for straight airs because I have a tendency to go heelside otherwise and end up doing a frontside 90.

I feel you there. I was feeling pretty good about popping off rollers on green and blue runs and ollieing on gentle slopes or hitting small side lips and what not. Then for some reason I've yet to grasp I hucked myself off a 3 - 4' lip at speed at the bottom of my last run last weekend. I opened up and 90'd to my heel edge and executed a nice rag-doll when I caught on landing. This resulted in a grapefruit sized ankle (the same one I jacked up on opening day), a bruised elbow, a jammed hip and a nice smack to the brain bucket. Hopefully I learned something, but I doubt it.
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Need pictures... Actually I think I'll start a boarding clinic where we install zombie pits between the kicker and the landing. Nobody will EVER KNUCKLE AGAIN!
And you could blend yourself in if you had that Skunkape from a year or two back...

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Yeah, I would agree with those classifications for the forum, but they are not real world expectations. I just really disagree with the consideration of ones freestyle ability when determining their freeride ability (small pops in between turns aside.) Just cause we are snowboarders, does not mean we need to ride rails to be considered legit (maybe on this forum though.)
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The freeride and freestyle paths are different enough in AASI`s eyes to warrant a distinction between the two disciplines. A person can very much be an advanced or even expert rider yet be a total freestyle park beginner.
Agree 100%, I should have been more clear in my ability level description post. When I said "park rider" I was trying to insinuate that freeriding/freestyle are two different disciplines. I would rate myself as an advanced freerider trying to become an expert, but an intermediate park rider at best.

On the other hand I've boarded with guys that can pull 720s off big kickers but have trouble keeping up with me on a groomed black, and got visibly nervous standing at the top of a 45 deg chute!

I think that's the great thing about boarding, unless you're pulling off massive air, and are able to handle the steepest of the steep and gnarly, there's always room to get better.
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On the other hand I've boarded with guys that can pull 720s off big kickers but have trouble keeping up with me on a groomed black, and got visibly nervous standing at the top of a 45 deg chute!
Zombaco and I witnessed this kinda thing on the gondi at mammoth. I don't think Im anywhere near advanced but I ride off the top all the time. Closeing weekend last year we took a gondi ride up to the top with these park kids, who'd been hitting huge jumps that I cringe to even think about.

They were psyching each other up to go ride down a run that him and I consider "kinda steep" and I will ride in any condition, even ice. We of course had to ride down behind them and they didn't do so well on their soft flexy park boards. Good times fo sho!


I think I would rather land in a pit of zombies then be more then 10' off the ground. Sorry Poutanen!
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I think I would rather land in a pit of zombies then be more then 10' off the ground. Sorry Poutanen!
I didn't say anything about a pit of HORNY zombies...
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I didn't say anything about a pit of HORNY zombies...
Or, picture a pit of HORNY Poutanens, that will get you in the air!

Sorry, couldn't help it.

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Or, picture a pit of HORNY Poutanens, that will get you in the air!

Sorry, couldn't help it.


I pitty the girl who doesn't clear the knuckle!!!
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