start on smaller jumps and flat boxes, i doubt youll get made fun of if u fall, most freestylers and snowboarders are pretty nice. a few tips though, if u fall just clear the area quickly and dont stand on the landings of jumps, thats usually when ppl get frustrated. practice riding switch all ovr the mountain when you feel comfortable too. it also might help if u built a rail or box in ur backyard so you would have something to practice on w/o the pressure of being in a park and getting embarresed if u fall.
if you have any more questions i can answer them
don't worry, I'm new too and i think I'm gonna be called a poser cuz i want to buy an oakley suit and i bought armadas and I'm probably gonna suck, but its ok everyone had to start somewhere.
people who rag on you probably are just angry because they didn't progress as fast as you
1. Ski every day and be willing to hike for ridiculously long periods of time to get a trick.
2. Just do shit, don't think about it that much. The more instinctual it is, the better it will often go. This obviously doesn't go for tricks that you haven't done on tramps/diving boards.
3. Ski with people who are better than you.
4. Huck your tricks off of everything. If you can do a switch three, do it off a cliff. Then do it off a bigger cliff(really impressive btw, and ridiculously easy). If you can do tap 180 in the park, do it somewhere on the mountain. If there is a random roller that nobody is tricking off of, then trick off it.
5. Be dedicated, remember that the only reason the pros are pro is because they wanted it more than everybody else. You have to ask yourself if there is someone who is willing to work harder than you. If you find the answer is yes, then make it no.
6. Compete, no matter how badly you get owned. Getting destroyed in a comp is one of the best motivators in skiing.
7. Push yourself. Hit bigger jumps, do your tricks off bigger jumps. If you can hit it comfortably, chances are you're ready to start throwing tricks off it.
8. Don't skip features. If you see a rail that you think is a bit too gnarly, try it anyways. The worst that could happen is you fall off it. Obviously there are exceptions, but don't ever skip something you know you could probably do.
9. Learn lots of tricks. The more rightside and leftside stuff you do, switch and forward, off axis, inverted stuff you do the better you'll get at everything. Do it all.
10. Be diverse. Learn rail tricks, box tricks, hip tricks, jump tricks, pipe tricks, silly tricks like hand drags and butters, and generally just try to be as good as you can be at everything. This will not only make you look good, but allow you to progress your skiing no matter the conditions, whether windy or sunny, slushy or icy, hard or soft, jumps or no jumps.EndFragment