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Dammit, reading this thread has gotten me pumped to go back for another day even though i called 'last day' last week. Landing jumps gets me so hyped that sometimes i literally yell out when i stick it (Last week, going over the "Medium" line i stuck a 20-25 footer and called out "shit yeah!")

It just keeps going too, that rush from landing something you are aiming for; its why i prefer park to regular riding
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Dammit, reading this thread has gotten me pumped to go back for another day even though i called 'last day' last week. Landing jumps gets me so hyped that sometimes i literally yell out when i stick it (Last week, going over the "Medium" line i stuck a 20-25 footer and called out "shit yeah!")

It just keeps going too, that rush from landing something you are aiming for; its why i prefer park to regular riding
I do the same thing. In fact, I think you're doing it wrong if you don't. Last season I was up at Stevens on a deep blower day. Me and my buddy kept dropping this in-bounds cliff that is about a 15 to 20 foot drop. I was having some trouble with nailing my grab and sticking my landings, and when I finally got it, I let out the loudest whoop. Everyone on the lift just let one out back. I love days and nights like that.

Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
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Thanks BG, it turned out that my "Last Run" was actually my best run!
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I do the same thing. In fact, I think you're doing it wrong if you don't. Last season I was up at Stevens on a deep blower day. Me and my buddy kept dropping this in-bounds cliff that is about a 15 to 20 foot drop. I was having some trouble with nailing my grab and sticking my landings, and when I finally got it, I let out the loudest whoop. Everyone on the lift just let one out back. I love days and nights like that.
Ha! And I thought it was just me! the jumps at my indoor slope arent that big but when I nail it, I let out a Woo-Hoo! With my hands in the air!! Yesterday, I was hitting several features on each run so, because theres not much room, I really had to concentrate on setting up for the next jump, box or whatever I was hitting and then I could Whoop as much as I liked when I was done!!!
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It's real easy to blame the condition of our slope but maybe I'm riding beyond my skill level....???
I have done this many a time and it may have held me back a bit or prevented injury but I think the first with my park jumps.

great story to follow

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I have done this many a time and it may have held me back a bit or prevented injury but I think the first with my park jumps.

great story to follow
Thanks Slyder!
This is turning into a "follow my journey" thread...
I am totally hooked on snowboarding and I only wish I started years ago.
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I do believe I'm back on track!

Tonight I had another coached session, working mostly on carving, still perfecting that technique!!!

Also, quickly did some ollies and did much better today...

After the session, I had some free time to play....

Now, our centre has been running a few events so all of the freestyle stuff was gone... No big jump but there are two ledges or steps, I think they might be called rollers??? So I have been popping and ollieing of those and with some good speed, I did better! Good amount of air, lading well, good posture...
I think I can give myself a pat on the back!

Anyway, my mission continues and today, was a good day!
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A valuable lesson...

Today I learned a valuable lesson, in that you don't need to do things as fast as you can to get results...
As you'll know from reading his thread, I have only been boarding since the middle of Febuary this year and I have had a few ups and downs....
Well.... Today, I got some freestyle coaching and it was great, I do need to real in my speed as when taking earl steps into the freestyle world, the faster I go, the more out of control I get so...
Having said that, I am deffinately improving and things like my tail presses on boxes are so much better as are my jumps.... Including jumping frontside 180's and landing them fine! I don't think it'll be long before I hit 360's!!!
I am finding my timing is a little off but at the end of the session, I had made some good jumps...
I also had a go on the large pipe and on that I really needed to get on it dead straight... I did fall off the side a few times....

Anyway, every Thursday and Friday we have park nights and I now feel confident to take it on without killing myself! maybe!!!

So, I'm still loving it and working hard!

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I am gonna hurt in the morning!

Just did another 3hr freestyle session at my local indoor slope.

Today working on ollies, frontside 180's and backside 180's...
I feel like I've done 1000 squats!!!

Really stuggled with the back 1's of the ramp but better on the flat....
I did crash a few times on landing and fell on my side over my elbow... A bruise of two many on there way???

One thing I did love doing was what the instructor called a transitional jump???
Ok, we have a pipe with a small ramp in front next to that, about 4 or 5 feet away is a larger kicker. What we was doing was using the small pipe ramp to ollie from diagonally over the table of the kicker and land on it's backside.
Probably not that great to some of you guys but it felt great! And it was a little scary running in plus I really had to work at it but first time success with no falls!

Following that lot, was more applied ollies and backside1's....

My body hurts!!!! But still loving' every second....

They say that pain is weakness leaving the body! I should be as strong as an ox tomorrow!!!

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Probably not that great to some of you guys but it felt great! And it was a little scary running in plus I really had to work at it but fist time success with no falls!
Hey Dave,

I am from Bedford just down the road from you, I learnt at MK, trust me you are doing the best possible thing, getting all the basics and building your confidence at the dome before you spend a fortune on a trip to Austria (make sure you avoid school hols if you can, they are manic and pricey).

Also MK is tough, the slope is tight and often very icy, certainly rarely soft, this makes coming off of bumps and boxes tricky but will make your technique great because it has to be, especially with all the coaching and feedback. You are in for a treat when you hit the real long and wide slopes and some nice soft snow parks!!

Love hearing how stoked you are every week especially on my old stomping ground, I was so stoked I moved to NZ as close to the mountains as I could find a school to work in. Never too old to board!!
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