i've been freestyling for 1 month and i can do 3's, 180's, switch 180's, railslides and some grabs in all that
mattster333-whats a safety grab somebody explain to me plz
MSRC_Freestylist-safety is ur right hand grabbing the outside of your right ski
k2skeepimp-nooo,hes wrong, safety grab is when you give yourself a big hug so u feel safe
depends where you live.
this is my first year of freestyle and i just did my first 270 on box and 270 off a rail like once.
i can 360 safety, 360 cross sometimes, switch 180, 360, did a 540 once and a regualr 540 like once too.
i live in edmonton, and all the hills suck except for rabbit hill, which is where i learned half those tricks
i think it really depends on where u live, because i've been free skiing for atleast 4 years now and i wouldnt even think of trying d-900's unless i have a big pow landing like much of BC riders have. but i'm moving out west as soon as i get my DEP in december, oh ya i need a roomate haha
I don't think that where you live is a big factor in your skill.
It's who you ride with. If you ride with people that can kick your ass in the park then it forces you to try that much harder.
It's easier to progress quickly at freestyle when you have skills that you can transfer to it.
For some people, they have been racing for years. They know skiing and know how to control their skis so this helps them out with the dynamics of it.
For other people, they know rollerblading or snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding, or any other 'extreme sport' and they can transfer their skills of control in the air, but they have to learn the basics of skiing first before any of it is going to make sense.
for me, I never really ski'd or liked skiing so I had to learn the basics before anything made sense. I've practiced on trampoleans for years.
Once I got the basics down of skiing, I transferred my skills to skiing and it just clicked.
if you don't have any other are that you can transfer your skills from and are new to being in the air, then it may take you a while to get the hang of.
another big factor is how often you go up. i've gone up on a consistent basis this year and have really improved a lot. haven't been going this consistently for 5-6 years and I notice a huge difference in my abilities.
He's a kid that lives down the street, around the corner and under the bridge who can bend over backwards and scratch his ass with his nose hair.
people here say how they have been 'freeskiing' for a year or two, but what about just skiing skiing? if youve been skiing for five years, and just started doing the last year, of coarse your going to progress faster.
i think it partially does matter where you live because the hill i ski at only has one table and it has a really shitty lip on it. although there are a few people there who can really rip i think it's a bit harder to progress so quickley.
For people who live in colorado or where they all at least have jumps, location doesn't maybe make that much of a difference. In Minnesota it's everything, at my local hill i can sometimes pull 5's at most, but when I go farther to places that really know what their doing my limit is compleatly gone and I can spin 7's, almost 9's and switch 3's or 5's no problem. I'm still learning but I gotta travel to really push my limit.
i know the guys i ski with suck, i need a new and better crew haha, not saying mine is bad, just that i'm always the guy to throw shit first. if i had a guy hucking mistys and rodeos in front of me all the time, next run i'll be right up to you. my progression curve is steep, i backflipped bmx's when i was 15, 4 years ago,i got videos to prove it, so i have guts, plus i MX, i'm in need of a good ski crew
I started 2 years ago, but I didnt really do any last year, and this year I started up again, i can do lincolns, rodeo 5's, 1, 3, 5, 7, switch 1, switch 3, backflip, all the grabs, and mostly any rails
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Where you live definetally makes a difference is someone gonna be more likley to try new tricks on a brick hard landing or waist deep powder? I'm not making excuses for not being a very good freestyle skier I'm just saying in the last two seasons I've broke three pairs of skis(tips) just because the landings are so hard. Even if you hit dead tranny it still hurts alot. With landings like that no one is gonna try their first rodeo. I mean theres only one other kid at my resort that throws down bigger than I do (and I'm pretty lame you get props at my resort for clearing the jumps) and hes from colorado. I live in West Virginia right now but I'm moving to Sandy, Utah next year and lots of snow is going to follow me :D
backflips on a 10lb+ bike are hard as shit man, 4 years ago u could probobly get in the xgames for dirt jumping for a backflip, once u get it down it may be easy but sitting on the top of an inrun knowing if u fall u could get serously hurt and having ther guts to go off a kicker big enough to pull a back should get props
me: pepsi twist taste the exact same as normal pepsi.
my friend: no it doesnt , it has a twist.
Ive been skiing since i was 2, but have only been freeskiing for just over a year, and for more than half of that, i was able to ski, but not put too much stress on my leg. so i had to ski like a poon, and not hit jumps. so ive progressed really slowly, i can only do 180s, 360s, switch 180s, but i usually go really big and stylie, so its not so bad, or i go too big and die, and that happens alot
Look, location does make a difference but I don't think it's a major factor.
If you want to get better hard enough then you will do whatever it takes.
Not that the Schrab brothers are hardcore 'newschool' skiers but look at them. They had shit for a mountain and built that ramp on a farm to practice their tricks. That is dedication.
My mountain doesn't have a sweet park like Mammoth's, but I hike all day for one or two jumps.
Or if you don't have a park you go build a jump.
Big deal, so what if you have hard landings. Powder does have its advantages but I've learned most of my tricks by trying them in the park for the first time.
When you try a trick in the park you take it seriously and you concentrate because you know if you screw it up then you will get jacked.
don't bitch, the grass is always greener on the other side.
i ski out of a small hill called wachusett, i've been skiing only 2 1/2 seasons, it really depends if you cn travel to better mtns and when you do get there you need to bring your ballls with you and throw yourself around a lill bit
this is my 3rd year skiing and 1st freestylin. and i cant do jack shit on skis. i think it depends a lot on before that but a bit on luck too. i konw that i can physicall do a 5', but i dont have the balls cuz every time i go up to the jump i'm think 'shit, theres no way i can do a 5', but then once u do it, it gets so much easier. when i get in the park and see a kid throw down flair, then backflip, then cork 7, then dspin 1080 (which he actually did), i wanna just go to the botton and pretend to b hurt. but i suck so thats probly why.
i started freestylin' today, it's really cool, easier than i thought, first i did a switch d-spin 180 onto an s rail- d-spin out. then i hit chads gap and zero spun the , i got picked up by all of the ski companies out there, sunday i ride rossignol; tuesday is K2; wednesday is armada; thursday is head; friday is line; and saturday is salomon. so as you can see freestylin' is quit easy for me
i just started this season, and can 180 with some grabs, 360, do rails and boxes and land fakie, and do most grabs. i dont progress very fast because i always ski alone or with people not as good as me, so i dont learn very much...
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its my first year on skis and i can do the basics spins up to 7 forward and 5 fakie.... all with grabs..... i can spin on rails from reg and fakie..... i can spin up to 3 unatty and fakie unatty with grabs.... front flips.... misty 5's.. lincons... all the easy stuff.... havent corked spins yet