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Old 06-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #131 (permalink)
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I'm never too worried about looking stupid and I have been told that if I'm not falling, I'm not learning or trying hard enough but....
It bloody hurts somtimes!!!

I think it's in my head, I analyse my run after I get home and and I seem to feel too fast so at the very last second before take-off, I scrub off speed and either don't make the jump and land way short or land wide open and crash....

I sucks getting hurt and that's why I need coaching! I'm 40yo now and seeing some of the kids doing 540's, grabs and even back flips makes me wonder what I've been doing with my life???

Man I hate those kids!!! ;-)
Have you got a camera yet...??? Action camera i mean, they help in some ways, you get to have a laugh at your falls, and work on your style...

Also make some good videos as well...
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Have you got a camera yet...??? Action camera i mean, they help in some ways, you get to have a laugh at your falls, and work on your style...

Also make some good videos as well...
No, I have been thinking of getting one....
I really need a buddy to film me in action and visa versa....

On another note, I couldn't go on the Definition freestyle course but maybe this month???

Just about to take my daughter to her ice skating lesson and then I'm booked into a 5hr park night!!! Not sure I'll last 'til 12 though, I'm up at 5:30 for work!!! :-/

Maybe I can work on some stuff tonight and just maybe not fall so much?!?!?
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Well, that wasn't too bad after-all....
SnoZone Milton Keynes run a special night once a month call "Park Strife"
It's like a regular park night but they set up a sound system, play some very loud tunes and run extended hours.
Anyway, I was going to take some pictures of the set-up but my phone died!
I didn't do too much but I was jumping much better and didn't even fall.... Much... ;-)
The kicker was a good size for an indoor slope and I took the safe route... I saw how others were hitting it, looking to see where they were dropping in from how much pop they were giving it and so-on...

The boxes and rails were the same, they had some crazy stuff going on like pipes sticking out like a kicker, did that! a 2" wide metal post also sticking out at maybe 40 degrees.... Did that! the also had some high rails and stuff the I didn't want to do, well, I did want to but I don't think I'm ready for those....

In short, I had a great time and now I'm up for work at 5:30 and ache like a achey thing... It's all good though! Great night!!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:21 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Ok, It's been a while since I last posted and yes... I am still having a blast but...

On Saturday, My local slope had a special park night and they had set up and combination box they call BOXZILLA!!! Photo's to follow....

Anyway, I made my way to the top of the slope and had a run down to warm up a little, back to the top and went through my run in my head... Ok...

Pipe jump, bigger jump - front 180 and then BOXZILLA!!!

This is where it all went wrong.....

I lined up perfectly, great posture and got on to the first section (battle ship (slope up, flat and slope down)) On the slope down, my board seemed to suck down and stop, catapulting me through the air!! I landed on my front slamming my legs onto the edge of the second part of the feature another 10-15 feet away!!!

I thought I'd smashed my knee and shin but although they bled, my knee is just very swollen and bruised as is my left shin but not so bad...

So, this is the second time my board has done this (sucked onto the feature) only the first time, I cought it...

I did stay and keep going and I did hit the BOXZILLA a few more time and cleared it fine so I don't know what happened???

Has anyone had the same thing???

BTW, my board has just had a full service including a few repairs and base grind. I used it on Tuesday and it was great, no park, just ground tricks, carving and so on... It was a great day!!! But not so on Saturday!

Any help or advice would be great??? Maybe it's me doing something wrong???
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #135 (permalink)
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Yes, i think it is something to do with the feature itself and the wax or lack of it on your board...

It can and does change throughout a session considerably, this is, i assume due to the amount of wax transferred from boards to boxes, thus making it slide more as the day goes on...

I may be wrong, sure someone will come along and correct me... Hehe
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:18 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Isn't that what happens when your edges aren't detuned? Either way, that sucks that happened, but way to tough it out man!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #137 (permalink)
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Its happened to me quite a few times and typically on a warmer day were the snow would melt on a box causing a suction or lack of air between the two flat surfaces. From my understanding, the easiest way I can explain it is... have you ever had a cup or plate on a flat table and it seem suctioned to the table due to condensation and a wet surface.

If you feel it start to suck to the feature, try to lift the board a little allowing air to separate the two surfaces.

Plus, when you wax you're board the last part is very important. I use a scotch pad and rub cross ways to allow venting.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #138 (permalink)
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Yep. I got tossed off a flat box onto my shoulder once when my board stopped and I didn't. In my case though, I have a tendency to stand too tall. Bending my knees more has helped.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:38 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I reall was thinking it was just me getting it so wrong! This should be a simple run in, line it up and ride it out but man, I can get it wrong and bust myself up!!! Donutz, I too stand tall… I think if I lower my center, I will stand a better chance of countering it if and when it happens again???

Anyway, here are some pictures… the 1st is our little slope… You can see the BOXZILLA in the lower right side, the 1st section after the small flat is where it kicked me off and I landed at the end of the middle flat just before the rainbow.









I know my briuses are not so bad but this is how it looks today…. The body heals and I live to ride again!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #140 (permalink)
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KD, Sorry about the leg. But your indoor park is better than our outdoor real mt. park.
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