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Old 11-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #161 (permalink)
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a pretzel is when your board is rotating in one direction (whether it's on flat ground or on a feature), and then you quickly snap around or "out" in the other direction.

you should check out snomie's aka 'Jed' butter tutorials....
start out small....and yea,.....ice and superhard pack stuff ain't good for butters..
groomed runs w/a bit of fluff on top are primo.
just watch some tuts and start playin' around safely....
Hi Shelbybeck,

You got it....
90 in and 270 out the other way...

I have looked and found some tut's on other things but nothing on buttering??

Anyway....

Tomorrow and Sunday I am on a freestyle course all weekend being fought by the coach of the GB olympic snowboard team! I think this will be a great test of me! Lol....

The first day is ground work, boxes, rails and so on.
Day 2 will be jumps, spins and grabs!!!!

Wish me luck!!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Hi Shelbybeck,

You got it....
90 in and 270 out the other way...

I have looked and found some tut's on other things but nothing on buttering??

Anyway....

Tomorrow and Sunday I am on a freestyle course all weekend being fought by the coach of the GB olympic snowboard team! I think this will be a great test of me! Lol....

The first day is ground work, boxes, rails and so on.
Day 2 will be jumps, spins and grabs!!!!

Wish me luck!!!
that's awesome.....good luck, but you really shouldn't fight with your instructor......lol......especially if he's on the Olympic team....hhaha

hope you learn a lot....snomie aka "jed" has some buttering tuts.....
there are a few.....just gotta dig around fer em....
sometimes just playin' around will give you insight too.....
have fun!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #163 (permalink)
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that's awesome.....good luck, but you really shouldn't fight with your instructor......lol......especially if he's on the Olympic team....hhaha

hope you learn a lot....snomie aka "jed" has some buttering tuts.....
there are a few.....just gotta dig around fer em....
sometimes just playin' around will give you insight too.....
have fun!!
TOUGHT! lol... How did that happen???

Well....

That's day one down and man, my legs know it!!! Did ALOT of work on ground 180's (reg' switch, front and backside)
air 180's the same as ground,
Boxes, board slides front and back (over the front foot) plus popping onto and of the box.
Straight air indie grabs and fakies.
I'm sure there was more???

After the full day on the slope, we had a little more time to just play and do what we wanted so I nailed the board slides and just cruised about and I did a few cheeky nose rolls, there was also a narrow pipe/rail so I gave that a go too,
At first, I didn't make it to the end and slipped off the side short of the end but I did get it.

Tomorrow is another day and I'm not sure what we have going on but I'm sure it'll be just as good!

I'm off to bed!!! Zzzz....
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TOUGHT! lol... How did that happen???

Well....

That's day one down and man, my legs know it!!! Did ALOT of work on ground 180's (reg' switch, front and backside)
air 180's the same as ground,
Boxes, board slides front and back (over the front foot) plus popping onto and of the box.
Straight air indie grabs and fakies.
I'm sure there was more???

After the full day on the slope, we had a little more time to just play and do what we wanted so I nailed the board slides and just cruised about and I did a few cheeky nose rolls, there was also a narrow pipe/rail so I gave that a go too,
At first, I didn't make it to the end and slipped off the side short of the end but I did get it.

Tomorrow is another day and I'm not sure what we have going on but I'm sure it'll be just as good!

I'm off to bed!!! Zzzz....
sounds gooood!
I've been out twice now this season and yea....my legs/body are SORE but it kinda feels good too.....lol
I hope you're gonna be able to get out of that indoor place and go to a real resort soon......wish we had one of those places to go to in the summer though....man, that would be awesome.......but nothing like the real thing
glad you're progressing......keep up the hard work, have fun!!
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Well... after the weekend has been and gone, I am still high on everything I have learned and the new skills I have learned! (still to be honed)
The Definition Snowcamps course was awesome.
TBH, most of what we did I had already done but it was more about doing it correctly.

All the jumps were small and all the boxes were low and slow but I think that was the point???...
The only chance I got to open up was after whatever we was doing, back down to the lift... Also, after everything i did the coach had me ride switch all the time...

Like I say, we worked on getting things right and for the most part we/I did... But not all... I had a fall on the flat box and my coccyx is all kinds of colours!

The course has given me loads to work on and even more to play with.
One thing I really enjoyed was a Tail front 180.... Great fun!!!
Another thing was a straight 50 on the rail, popping off 180 out with a tap with the nose on the end of the rail... Again, great fun to do but it was a bit harder and didn't go so well... Lol...

The course have helped me to add style I didn't know was there (still to be honed) lol... and the more tricks I have to play with, the more fun I'm having!

This is frikkin AWESOME! I love snowboarding!!!
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sounds gooood!
I've been out twice now this season and yea....my legs/body are SORE but it kinda feels good too.....lol
I hope you're gonna be able to get out of that indoor place and go to a real resort soon......wish we had one of those places to go to in the summer though....man, that would be awesome.......but nothing like the real thing
glad you're progressing......keep up the hard work, have fun!!
Thanks, my family and I are going to Andorra over Christmas and it couldn't come round soon enough!!!

Sure, having a slope 2 miles from home is great and I'm there almost every week and I must be doing something right, I got asked if I was an instructor! Lol... I almost fell over!!!
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that ^^^ is not meant to be rude!

Anyway, as you will have read above, I have been working hard on my freestyle and had a few falls on the way... And there are more to come...

This past Thursday, I went to our indoor 170 meter slope on park night.
Now, the park shapers there do a great job, every week working through the night to give us amazing setups with loads of possibilities to be creative with our runs...

To start with, I went over the stuff I learnt on the course and really locking them in...

The I went over to the advanced side of the slope to try out some stuff I've not done before...

I strap in, sit on my heel edge going over the route I wanna take and visualise what I'm doing trick and jump wise...

So I drop in and the first thing I go for is a front board slide on a large 2 foot dia' pipe about 10-12 foot long.

Now, my fronts are not great at the best of times but I just wanted to do it regardless.

I ollie on and slide along the pipe looking over my left shoulder with my front hand behind me over the pipe, my back hand a little out out in front of me to the right of the pipe and my board perfect 90 across the pipe and I thought it was going well...

As I go to pop off to ride out regular, I do what must've looked like Superman going backwards with my board behind me and my hands pointing upslope!!!

I landed with all my weight on my right shoulder, next to hit the rather icy LZ was my left knee and elbow....

I thought right there I'd broken my shoulder!!!

Anyway, I'm now sporting MORE bruises I think I've done something to my pec and shoulder... Grrr!

I think I'm trying too much!

Or, Is it a case of "Go hard or go home"???
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I think it is more a case of practising more and realising, that you are not a teenager and things take a little longer when you get a little older...

Oh and that things hurt more when they go wrong...!!!

You are pushing yourself harder than i do, and doing more stuff than i do, i don't hit rails at all, as i know i will break something again... And having broken my back twice in 6 years, i am not ready for that shit again...!!!

Keep pushing yourself but maybe at a slightly slower pace, and keep it just on the edge of your comfort zone, it will come with time, but now you have the basics things will slow down with the learning as tricks are going to be harder to do...

That's just my 2p worth...
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Thank Kevin, wise words indeed! The only problem I have with that is keeping the "inner child" in check!!!
He's only 18 and never listens to me! Grrr!

No, seriously, I do get way to excited and just go for things, the I beat myself up when I don't nail it or I get hurt... I'm just chasing the high of landing those jumps, locking in a trick and hitting whatever that 18yo is telling me I can do!

The thing is, in my head, I know what goes wrong and I know how to correct it but come the time to put it down....

Another thing that I am finding, when I do get hurt, it's always the things I've hurt playing ice hockey...???

Anyway, I've told that kid inside that he's on probation and there's gonna be no more crazy stuff until our holiday!!!! That'll learn him!!!
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Default I guess we are going to have crappy days....

... From time to time anyway...

So, I've been off for a couple of weeks as I'd hurt myself and I decided to go out for 2hrs just to ride and play around...

When I got there, the place was almost empty with maybe 5 people on the slope...

I got ready and went out... In like 5 minutes, the place was heaving with the entire ski racing club, the set out two lanes of slalom and used the middle of the slope too... Great I thought, now I have to spend the night dodging them!!!

Not only that but the snow was soooo slow! I couldn't believe how slow it was... And it was really bumpy and churned up...

There's like a hump half way down like a mini roller and I did manage to pop off that and get a few grabs in.

Oh, I did crash and took out just about the only other boarder (nothing big, I just slid into the back of her) and ended up with her sitting on my lap...
Well, I did what any gentleman should do... I said "Hi, my names Dave, Do you you come here often?" Lol.... It was funny! She was ok so it's all good...
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