So I'm looking at the pages of the new freeskier and looking at all the dope BC kickers, were dope tricks are being thrown own and I was wondering does better terrain or knowing people who actually go out back (safe areas) if thats possible= quicker progress when throwing down.
I ask this because I want to learn cork spins but I don't really know anyone at my mountain, that willing to learn some tricks in the BC. So what actually makes you better?
woah there champ, slow down and take the time to form coherent sentences.
and to answer your question, you need both. you SHOULD NOT hike into the backcountry alone and just start building shit if you have no idea what you're doing. but if you want soft, low consequence landings for learning new stuff, then a mild bc kicker is what you want. so go make some friends who know a thing or two about snow, and then you'll be well on your way.
better terrain obviously equals better oppurtunity to progress. BC jumps are not the best places to learn new tricks. Besides water ramps, a freshly groomed park jump is the best place to lean a new trick.
BC jumps are where you take dialed tricks in the park
Learn new tricks on a nice small jump before you go build BC booters. Besides, what if you break something learning, its gonna be fun getting out of the BC on one leg. Just learn them on a park jump first, where its a more controlled environment. If you think you'll fall alot and thats why you want to do BC booters, then its probably not the greatest idea. Try to visualize it first so you have some idea of what you're doing in the air. Then go and try it on the jump at your home mountain's park that you're the most comfortable on.
I dunno. I learned cork 9s off a big BC booter into 3 ft of pow. Zero penalty points for falling. I guess I can see what you are saying like if I got injured because in BC there is no ski patrol or help to get my out. But it was a lot easier than learning it in hard packed park
The mountain that I ski at doesn't have a terrain park at all, so we have to resort to building bc booters all the time which is a great pain. I'd say that you can progress faster in the park than in the bc, because you can just ride a chair back to the top and lap the park constantly all day. Where as in the bc you have to hike your ass out there, build a jump, step an in-run and then hit it a couple of times. You get tired quickly or bored because you can only hit that same jump.