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View Poll Results: What's your biggest fear?
Injury: blowing knee, hitting head, breaking wrist 110 60.11%
Not committing/Hesitating 35 19.13%
Failure 10 5.46%
Flips 5 2.73%
Riding/Doing tricks in front of other people 8 4.37%
Nervous 5 2.73%
Other 10 5.46%
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I've already blown my knee and broke a wrist. Neither of them snowboarding, but skateboarding...... so i guess that's where my biggest limitations come from. The fear of re-blowing that knee is what makes me set my own limits.
But fooked up foot came from beach volleyball, not snowboarding. Years of living barefoot or in flip flops. Totally destroyed my arches.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Anybody have advice for flips? I want to learn how to be comfortable with flips. (rodeo/trampoline-style backflip)

I can land about 3/4 backflips when practicing on a tramp, but I know I don't naturally tuck on the trampoline, which I was told you always have to do on a board.

When on a board, I think I could get the rotation of the flip. Except, I don't know how I'd do with adjusting for the angle of the landing. What I mean is... I feel like I'd be flipping at the angle of the jump itself, while not being able to position myself in the air for the landing.

I'm planning on doing a lot of airbag practice this season before I balls up and commit to a real flip. But... an airbag is a flat 90 degree landing... not a 40 degree or whatever landing from a jump.

Does this adjustment come naturally? Or do you have to practice to make up for that extra leveling-out rotation?

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:22 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Anybody have advice for flips? I want to learn how to be comfortable with flips. (rodeo/trampoline-style backflip)

I can land about 3/4 backflips when practicing on a tramp, but I know I don't naturally tuck on the trampoline, which I was told you always have to do on a board.

When on a board, I think I could get the rotation of the flip. Except, I don't know how I'd do with adjusting for the angle of the landing. What I mean is... I feel like I'd be flipping at the angle of the jump itself, while not being able to position myself in the air for the landing.

I'm planning on doing a lot of airbag practice this season before I balls up and commit to a real flip. But... an airbag is a flat 90 degree landing... not a 40 degree or whatever landing from a jump.

Does this adjustment come naturally? Or do you have to practice to make up for that extra leveling-out rotation?

Thanks!
throw it and land in some deep pow....don't try it on a groomed run, ESPECIALLY in wi.......you'll break your f'n neck
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throw it and land in some deep pow....don't try it on a groomed run, ESPECIALLY in wi.......you'll break your f'n neck
+10,000. I know I'd be a lot more eager start jumping if I knew I was landing in waist deep pow.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I have a second idea. I have a friend who is big into moto X, and he said he'd loan me a neck brace and helmet from his moto x suit if I were to start flipping.

Will this save my neck if I land head down on a groomed run?

This would really make me feel invincible if I had that along with me.
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I have a second idea. I have a friend who is big into moto X, and he said he'd loan me a neck brace and helmet from his moto x suit if I were to start flipping.

Will this save my neck if I land head down on a groomed run?

This would really make me feel invincible if I had that along with me.
hell no bro....just wait till we get a nice amount of snow, find a hill, grab your shovel and some friends and pile up a shit load of snow and build a jump....
spend the day workin' on the timing and stuff there then take it to the resort...
you'll be glad you did, it'll give you better understanding and the basic skills to try it without a pow landing.
you're young and think you're invincible.....but you're not
just cuz you have a neck brace and a helmet doesn't mean another part of your body couldn't get thrashed. Not tryin' to scare you, just want you to be safe and progress the SMART way.
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I have a second idea. I have a friend who is big into moto X, and he said he'd loan me a neck brace and helmet from his moto x suit if I were to start flipping.

Will this save my neck if I land head down on a groomed run?

This would really make me feel invincible if I had that along with me.
not to mention that if you come up short on a groomed run you'll probably bust your board....
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No snow on the mountain is my biggest fear. It looks like that might be this season in SoCal
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No snow on the mountain is my biggest fear. It looks like that might be this season in SoCal
guess you didn't check the forecast this week
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not to mention that if you come up short on a groomed run you'll probably bust your board....
That already happened with tamedogs last season... I filled the core with shredded napkins and marine epoxy. I just viced it down for like 3 days to solidify.
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