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Old 05-05-2008, 02:53 PM
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who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks

i went up to Mammoth Mountain this weekend for one last trip before the mountain shuts down the season after Memorial Day. since i went with a friend that is just learning (she went from never having ridden to linking her turns very successfully down beginner runs by then of two days) and, for the most part, the mountain is largely closed down for the season, i decided to take advantage of the lesson deals and in an hour with my instructor, andy (very tall, cute and with a lovely english accent), learned the following tricks:

Snowboarding Tricks - Ollies @ ABC-of-Snowboarding

Snowboarding Tricks - Wheelies @ ABC-of-Snowboarding (also called a manual or tail press)

and rode a box for the first time!

(this isn't me...this is some kid at mt. hood)

and i got some nice practice jumps in with the correct techniques. now i just have to wait for next season!
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:55 PM
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Whoa AWESOME Zoki!!! Snowboarding has always scared me- I'm impressed!! I bet it was a great workout, too.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:01 AM
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cooooooooooool! i snowboarding but i'm still working on learning how to carve right before i try anything else....
but i definitely want to try jumps and tricks!!! ...someday
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:04 AM
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(this isn't me...this is some kid at mt. hood)
haha thx for the caption, I first thought "whoa, it looks like you're a kid?!"
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:18 AM
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WAY to GO Zoki!!! I went a few times - going to College in upstate NY @ Hunter Mountain. I was not so great, but I am so proud of you!! Have you ever skiied?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:22 AM
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i have skiied and i was a super sucky skiier. after the initial season of snowboarding, i became more proficient a lot faster and more successfully than skiing.

this was the next step for me because my riding became very lazy and i need to add some new things into the mix that made it more fun for me.

it's just a lot of fun little things to add into my riding!
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What's riding a box?

Have you tried going down a halfpipe? I tried it once but I couldn't gain enough height/inertia to turn around by jumping! Really pathetic, lol..
Snowboarding is so much more fun than skiing, imo! Although it also results in a lot more bruising for me.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:38 AM
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What's riding a box?

Have you tried going down a halfpipe? I tried it once but I couldn't gain enough height/inertia to turn around by jumping! Really pathetic, lol..
Snowboarding is so much more fun than skiing, imo! Although it also results in a lot more bruising for me.
the little kid is riding a box in the picture. it is a man made obstacle.

i've never tried the halfpipe. it is too intimidating at mammoth!! maybe that will be my next step though.
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the little kid is riding a box in the picture. it is a man made obstacle.

i've never tried the halfpipe. it is too intimidating at mammoth!! maybe that will be my next step though.
Old DOG?!?! Puuuullleeezze. You're insulting the old dogs around here. I realized that I need to invest in a good helmet, elbow and butt pads to snowboard. All of the those areas were in a great deal of pain after two days on the bunny slopes.

I ski on Atomic 200cm GS with binding tighten down so they don't fall off.

On a snowboard, I'm just like all the other kids learning to shred the hillz. Well, not exactly. My old bones hurt more.
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Congrats! I've never been able to stay up for more than a few feet on a snowboard even though I can ski pretty well, so doing actual tricks is very impressive! (The foreign boys that always seem to work at ski resorts are a nice perk of going too)
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:03 AM
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Congrats! I've never been able to stay up for more than a few feet on a snowboard even though I can ski pretty well, so doing actual tricks is very impressive! (The foreign boys that always seem to work at ski resorts are a nice perk of going too)
Yeah, I had the coolest Aussie dude as an instructor. Good looking kid too. Y'all would have been drooling all over him.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:21 AM
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Old DOG?!?! Puuuullleeezze. You're insulting the old dogs around here. I realized that I need to invest in a good helmet, elbow and butt pads to snowboard. All of the those areas were in a great deal of pain after two days on the bunny slopes.

I ski on Atomic 200cm GS with binding tighten down so they don't fall off.

On a snowboard, I'm just like all the other kids learning to shred the hillz. Well, not exactly. My old bones hurt more.

haha! oh i feel old!!

wrist guards...wrist injuries are the most common in snowboarding. i have a helmet. i wore it once. if i become more of a park rider, then i will wear it more often.
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haha! oh i feel old!!

wrist guards...wrist injuries are the most common in snowboarding. i have a helmet. i wore it once. if i become more of a park rider, then i will wear it more often.
True, my wrists were hurting too. I tumbled head over heels and saw stars. I need a helmet.
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True, my wrists were hurting too. I tumbled head over heels and saw stars. I need a helmet.
yea...i am pretty sure that i gave myself a mild concussion the first time i went out riding.
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