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Old 04-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Last runs are deadly and I am not superstitious. I sprained my knee on the last run of the last day a year ago. I was a rookie and I naively called, "Last run!!" I immediately slipped on the chair lift ramp and sprained my knee by pulling my foot off the stomp pad.

Look what I did two months ago on a last run. I got slammed by a skier from behind. Dislocated my finger about 200 feet from the parking lot. My finger is still messed up. He destroyed me from behind. I am luck this is the only thing that happened:
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Last runs are deadly and I am not superstitious. I sprained my knee on the last run of the last day a year ago. I was a rookie and I naively called, "Last run!!" I immediately slipped on the chair lift ramp and sprained my knee by pulling my foot off the stomp pad.

Look what I did two months ago on a last run. I got slammed by a skier from behind. Dislocated my finger about 200 feet from the parking lot. My finger is still messed up. He destroyed me from behind. I am luck this is the only thing that happened:
Ouch! Being a hockey player, I would've chased that sucker down and taken his head off!!! With my good hand!!! Lol...
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default ... And not having a blast!

Went to my slope again yesterday afternoon with my new impact shorts and almost every jump I hit, no matter how small, I crashed.... My coccyx is telling me to quit! I cracked the back of my head twice (I now have a great headache) and my wrists took a beating too!

The condition was extra crappy, big ice patches all over and just not good but, that doesn't say why nothing was working and now I'm just hurting!!!

Oh well, there's always next week but it's gonna take a while for my body to recover! Maybe I should take a break???
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dude killerdave you have me stoked with how enthusiastic you are on this thread.
never give up, you are awesome
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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dude killerdave you have me stoked with how enthusiastic you are on this thread.
never give up, you are awesome
Thanks man! I really need to be picked up...

I was kicking myself last night after falling so much..
It's real easy to blame the condition of our slope but maybe I'm riding beyond my skill level....???
After the AWESOME day I had Tuesday, I felt unstopable!... now, not great!!!

I've ordered an edge tool, wax and other stuff to service my board but it's not here yet so I'm going to take it to the store and I know they will give thier best!!! Maybe better edges will help on the icy bits???

If I could I would be there every day but it's expensive enough to do as much as I am!!! and I'm not loaded!!!

Anyway, If my ass is better, I will be out again this Tuesday for more coaching so I'll see how that goes.....

I think I need to concetrate on the basics when I ride on a free session but I get too excited about making jumps and when I fall I say "ouch" pick myself up and go again... then fall again...

OMG! I just sneezed and my Coccyx felt like being hit with a hammer!!!

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Thanks man! I really need to be picked up...

I was kicking myself last night after falling so much..
It's real easy to blame the condition of our slope but maybe I'm riding beyond my skill level....???
After the AWESOME day I had Tuesday, I felt unstopable!... now, not great!!!

I've ordered an edge tool, wax and other stuff to service my board but it's not here yet so I'm going to take it to the store and I know they will give thier best!!! Maybe better edges will help on the icy bits???

If I could I would be there every day but it's expensive enough to do as much as I am!!! and I'm not loaded!!!

Anyway, If my ass is better, I will be out again this Tuesday for more coaching so I'll see how that goes.....

I think I need to concetrate on the basics when I ride on a free session but I get too excited about making jumps and when I fall I say "ouch" pick myself up and go again... then fall again...

OMG! I just sneezed and my Coccyx felt like being hit with a hammer!!!
This right here. Stay stoked Dave, but don't forget to execute your basics everytime. You haven't been going long enough for it to become automatic, which means you have to make sure you concentrate on your execution everytime. One thing that helps me a lot is visualizing every step before I do it, and I do that all the time. Sometimes in my sleep even. Also, don't be afraid to take a step back. When you find yourself unable to compently do a maneuver, it's perfectly acceptable to take a step back and work your way back to where you're trying to get.
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Dave i dont know if someone else said this but when you land from a kicker try to go straight for like 1 full second before losing speed. It helps.
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Thanks guys! I wish I lived near a mountain with snow all year round!
I am totally stoked on how I've been going and I am putting in effort on the basics but... I am the kind of guy that when I can't nail it when I'm sure I can, I keep going... I know! That didn't work out this time but you are so right Deacon!!!! I should've taken my foot off the gas for a while and nail the stuff I know I can!!! you are also very right about visualising the move! When I nailed the jump the other day I stood at the top of the slope and I could see every move before I made it, when I did it, it was like slo-mo.... What a feeling!!!!

Thanks for the landing advice on landing but I think it's the run in that's the problem, I just wasn't preparing myself... resulting in

Anyway, I think I whipped my neck too, stiff as!!!!

Thanks again for all of your advice guys, you are all
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Hi guys,

Well, today was much better!
Although my body is still hurting I had a much better day!!!
I spent an hour working on correct turning technique and I do believe it is very important to continue to work on the basics....
I could just go to the slope and get from top to bottom happily doing it wrong but a good, clean riding style and technique is the basis of all that follows...

The next two hours I worked on boxes and rails, tail presses, ollies and jumping kickers.... Good and bad with all but I am still very green and I guess when my body isn't fighting me I will be freer to control things

Anyway, I have my happy face back so all is good!

Thanks again guys! You're all awesome!!!
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Hi guys,

Well, today was much better!
Although my body is still hurting I had a much better day!!!
I spent an hour working on correct turning technique and I do believe it is very important to continue to work on the basics....
I could just go to the slope and get from top to bottom happily doing it wrong but a good, clean riding style and technique is the basis of all that follows...

The next two hours I worked on boxes and rails, tail presses, ollies and jumping kickers.... Good and bad with all but I am still very green and I guess when my body isn't fighting me I will be freer to control things

Anyway, I have my happy face back so all is good!

Thanks again guys! You're all awesome!!!
That's how it goes when you first start out. Glad to see that you are having fun again.
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