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    Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:12am
Are they worth it?  I'd really like to get into some park riding, mostly for the airs, but learning how to do some features would be nice too.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:13am
I was wondering the same thing... I've been looking to get into park and not many of my friends do it, so I was wondering if this is a good option.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:17am
I took lessons when I originally was learning and they were extremely helpful, to the point I was able to do most blues after only 2 days.  We tried to do a little park, but I feel pretty hard on a box and that was it for the park for that trip.

I just worry that unless you know someone personally who is a good park rider/teacher, that it will be tough to find someone good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:20am
I didn't get park lessons and i am pretty good. By my third time ever going i could do some medium size jumps and boxes. It is good to learn on the really little features and work your way up. My mountain had a mini terrain park, and that is where i started.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:43am
I think that it would be helpful.  Yeah, you can teach yourself, watch youtube videos, or hang out with your friends.  But anytime you take a lesson on a snowboard, it's probably going to be helpful.  You're going to want to get your money's worth, you're going to have someone TRAINED to teach you watching you rindividual style and pointing out what you're doing right/wrong, and I think that having a coach there will just help you work out the kinks in your park riding.  I wouldn't mind taking a lesson, and I've been riding 16 years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 9:23am
I agree with spenser w
I'll add that the biggest thing is the instructor. You would hope that in an intermediate-advanced lesson the instructors are the better instructors on the mountain. When i took my first lesson to snowboard I didn't learn a lot. It was a group lesson though so i dont think you learn much anyway.

I was tired of teaching my daughter how to hit stuff in the park so i decide to get her an intermediate lesson. I've heard that sometimes you shouldn't teach your own kids. I decided to join her thinking i wouldn't really get as much out of it. But we both came away with a lot of good insight. Especially the stuff we do wrong. We had a great instructor and it was a small enough group that we were able to work on the specific things we had trouble with.

At Bear Mountain and Snow Summit you can ride with an instructor for $20 an hour.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 9:33am
I think you will pick most of it up on your own but it might help.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 9:41am
you tube and download them a put them in slowmotion
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 10:43am
Its not that you cant learn it all on your own, but a lesson will help speed the progression up. Instead of making your own mistakes and learning from them, someone will tell you the correct thing to do the first time. Eliminates the trial and error process.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 11:40am
A single lesson definitely helped me progress faster than trial and error did. A lot of the basic techniques for popping off a jump or approaching a jib were counterintuitive for me, so 1 hour with an instructor fixed what 3 days by myself couldn't.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 11:41am
Having an independent observer who can see the mistakes that you're making, and offer instruction  sounds like a pretty good idea.  That pretty much applies to any discipline though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 11:58am

i only got one lesson, lesson 1 for beginners that is. figured the rest out myself. you just gotta do it and forget the pain.

the best advice that i can offer, look pass the feature or the landing when you're bout to hit it. it's always better to go a little faster than a little slower. going slower on a box will allow yourself to spent more time on a box, therefore, more time for the box to catch your edge. also the slower you go, the higher the friction will be. and it's always better to fall not on to the box.    
imagine the line and how you'll hit the feature. after you had the image in your head, do it immidately. don't over think it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 2:43pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 4:01pm
watch instructional videos and ride with people better then you. i picked all my tricks and stuff from my cousin who has been riding like 4 years more then me. it really helps. or if you dont know anyone just watch people in the park and make some friends there
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 4:09pm
Never had lessons personally, but I will say wear a helmet for sure. Especially when you start hitting rails etc. Pretty easy to slide out and hit your head when your first trying them...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 4:38pm
I've never taken those lessons, but the people in those lessons are super annoying at my mountain. They take forever to drop in and block the landings when they wait for the rest of the group
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 4:50pm
Park is fun, but going off into the trees with some beers and building some "real" kickers and tree jibs is a hell of a lot more fun. I save the park for when the snow is crap and there are too many gapers prowling, just my 0 cents
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