Alright, this is going to be a long thread, so I may as well right in paragraphs. Beginning of this season: I was technically still a gaper. Could slide the tube, could 3 on 5 foot jumps, you get the picture. I was a grom. I worked pretty hard (I think) this year to progress and it's showed.
My tricks list for this season:
Rails: Front swap, front surface, back surface (sketchy), front 2s out, back 2s out, switch on, switch on front swap, switch on front 2 out. So ya. I went from being able to slide one rail to being comfortable on every one except the donkey dick rail we have, (that shits at like a 35 degree angle) as well as all the tricks I just listed. Keep in mind, I'm not bragging about these. It's a tiny repertoire, I know.
Jumps: Went from being scared to straight air anything over 15 feet to being comfortable on 30, 40 and 50 ft jumps. I can 3 the 35 ft. at our mountain and have learned 5s and 7s. I can also grab on my 3s from time to time, it's something I'm working on still.
Anyways, I've gotten to a point in my progression where I want to take it to the next level, that being inverts. I hope to try backies, flat 3, rodeo. That's my hopefully realistic trick list before the season's over. The only problem is, I have a fear of injury that wasn't there learning spins. Of course I was scared to try 5s and 7s, but this is different. Not really a fear of falling, but a fear of seriously injuring myself. The jumps I'd try them on are about 20 feet so the consequences aren't huge, but still, I just have trouble pushing that fear out.
Any advice on ways to build up to doing these just on snow (because I don't have acces to a trampoline, airbag or water ramp until spring/summer) is greatly appreciated.
Also, any feedback on my progression? How does it compare to yours, or how did it compare to your second season?
Lastly, thanks for reading this huge fucking novel of a thread. If you stuck around until the end, good on ya. Thanks.