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    Posted: Jul/31/2009 at 9:18am
usually when you go towards the park and it's packed, you should be at a level to throw down with the big boys with how long you'll be waiting up there...or just be like me and snake everyone if they don't go within 5 seconds open window lol
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I've seen people who don't even know how to carve hit the park...RIDICULOUS.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/06/2009 at 6:59am
start with front 180's. then go from there
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2010 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by higiff

learn to ride switch properly, and learn to carve really well,
i know it sounds homosexual and tedious but you wont progress far in the park if you can not ride switch or do good carves, the reason you need to be able to carve well is for your spins, the spins arent hard, and the thing that makes the spin is the set up turns and windup, these originate from your carves.
also practice spins or bumps, rollers, moguls, flat ground and it will help you a lot in park


Yeah learning how to ride switch big thing especially if you ever want to spin off of any jib.  i tried to get used to riding switch still its so tuff and the falls seem like eternal pain on my buttocks! but you gotta learn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2010 at 12:14pm
or u can enjoy some beginner boxes, dont need to learn switch to 50 50 a box.  just dont speed check when you're close to the lip of the box, stay still on the box, and look at the end and bend ur knees for impact.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2010 at 12:30pm
start learning tricks without the jumps and such first..
and find the thread "learn to snowboard" by doug fagel

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 12:25pm
dude you need to get switch riding down hardest thing ever!!! harder than doing boardslides or anything else lolLOL, b/c u'll realize that you cant just do a 360 you gotta do 180's and make it look smooth then go to 360's and landing switch and riding out.  so tuff Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2010 at 6:03am
for sure i would start with riding switch before hitting tricks, unless you can land 3s and only prefer 50/50 ing rails and boxes. Just take the time to invest in learning it :D, it's like the first day all over.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2010 at 6:15am
with only ten days under your belt your more likely to accidentaly hit a big jump and break something or get landed on midway through this season start hitting the little features good luck!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2010 at 12:10pm
I second the learn to ride switch thing, I just did this season and made 180s infinitely easier just because I could ride out of them and not immediately worry about switching back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2010 at 4:27pm
riding witch sucks at first, but you learn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2010 at 5:04pm
honestly, just take ur riding to some good fresh powder, build a small jump and just try doing spins. that way your not in anyones way, you dont make a fool of yourself, and you have a soft landing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/05/2010 at 5:31am
Originally posted by tigerclaw

honestly, just take ur riding to some good fresh powder, build a small jump and just try doing spins. that way your not in anyones way, you dont make a fool of yourself, and you have a soft landing.


I don´t agree with you. i was once a starter, you seem to have been one too...how did you start man? I believe you need to take risks to learn, and face difficulties every riding day. And yes, you can make a fool of yourself but you´ll be cool and brave as well. It´s true that you can hurt someone but if you respect the park rules you´ll do fine and have fun
If you aren´t living on the edge, you´re taking up too much room
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/05/2010 at 8:33pm
I'm watching snowboard addiction videos and the tip about making your own balance beam to practice tricks looks like it can help you get more comfortable with 50/50's.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 2:01am
start with 180s. try going both backside and frontside. i started out spinning backside. but as i got more aggressive i found out that im more comfortable spinning frontside. it is easier to turn with open view. when you try 360 spinning frontside is harder because landing is on the blindside. but really it all comes from experience and practice. i can probably close my eyes and land 360 frontside because my muscle memory reacts to the familiar motion. practice practice practice. after you master 180, 360 is very easy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 8:31am
this is all really good advice. I definitely need to become more comfortable riding switch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 8:33am
1st year in the park woot!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/13/2010 at 2:59pm
Its a balance- you need to learn solid skills on piste and around resort 1st, then, when you can carve and ride switch, take to the park, just go for straight airs over the kickers for the 1st few runs to get a feel for the jumps and airtime. then you can start putting in a few grabs- method and indy are good places to start- keep working at it till you are totally comfortable in the air, then start to think about bigger tricks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 8:01pm
make sure you pract ur flips on days that are somewhat powdery, its VERY helpful. and its great to be inventive while you learn. balance plays a very big role. try using slacklines
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 8:11pm
The basic is something I would learn first. I need to get my switch riding down. I ride goofy, its surprisingly hard to switch and ride regular for some reason. But next season is when I'll start more on the switch riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 8:18pm
Yea, I am trying to get my switch riding down too, I get scared riding swith at high speeds and on slush right now. I have to over come that fear, maybe setting my stance wider will help. Gotta wait until next season to find out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/21/2010 at 3:12am
When i was starting out I nailed switch riding first, and started with some 180s off small kickers and boardslides
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/30/2010 at 12:16am
Learn switch, hit some small boxes and some small 180s. Once you have that just make it bigger, and start learning some grabs
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2010 at 11:09pm
some stuff again.
LEARN TO CARVE.. sure you might be able to do a smeer 3, or possibly 5 but carving off a jump will be easier, smoother, faster and will generate way more pop than smeering.
LEARN TO RIDE SWITCH, not just carving but switch ollies too,
Start of small, you dont wanna hurt yourself cause that sucks
nail a trick before going for the next in that series.. i.e  land a front 1 99% of the time before doing front 3's, will take more time but it will help your style, confidence and overall ability much more.
Ask a more experienced rider to watch what you doing and spot mistakes. (smeering of jumps, not holding grab long enough, tilting head at a weird angle, flailing, centered balance or for rails, is your back foot sliding out, not centered balance, nose or tail heavy, rail approach angle etc. are just some things to look for
Practice, your not going anywhere without that and it takes time, have fun, ride with friends to push yourself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2010 at 1:06am
theres heaps of tables in aussie parks try find one of them they're nice and wide and you feel cool as sliding over one with a little ollie off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 2:25pm
What's a better jib box or rail?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 3:15pm
Can you carve the whole mountain without thinking about the level of the trail? If not then dont start thinking about the park.

Carving the whole mountain while riding switch would also help you a lot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 1:01pm
You should start to learn to ride switch. If you are just starting out use box rails and first and don't rush into bigger tricks. make sure you got basics on lock before you try new tricks.
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definitely learn switch before you enter the park!
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