THEDIRTYBUBBLEProgression differs from person to person. My first year of park, and most of my second year, I barely progressed at all. It wasn't until the end of 13/14 as well as last season that I started making progress. What I've found is that the amount of work you put in, is the amount of progress you'll get out. I always say this too; Do work, not to be the best to others, but to be the best to yourself
Watty21Fairly new to park and was wondering how much progression comes from a single season. My first two years of park i learned a ton but by the end of my third season where abouts should i be? i know everyone is different but I'm just wondering what everyone was throwing down around there third or forth years skiing park and how much there progressed in a season.
Watty21well put. Thats kinda how i feel too even though I'm super competitive. Definitely positives in both aspects.
LIL_WATThe first thing I'd say is that, unlike many other sports, progression is not all that linear in park skiing.
Your question is basically asking "how long is a piece of string?". There are so many variables that there is no straight answer: days on the hill, quality of features/park at your disposal, even how good your friends are, as they can definitely help you progress.
If I were you I'd throw away the idea that you "should" be at any level...
Instead, since you're competitive, my advice would be to buy a trampoline, build a backyard summer rail set up, and find a group of homies at or beyond your level and your progression should increase substantially. Oh, and have fun!
sellingerBasically depends on how much work you put in and how much balls you have.
Jon_Tafferskiing is almost all mental. once you get over the mental barrier, progression comes crazy fast youd be surprised
gnar_whalYes, but getting over that mental barrier is a very difficult thing to do. At least for most people, including myself.
Swandog7Last year was my first year and i progressed pretty fucking fast. I put in what i got out (70 days or so of park last season). The one thing i do look back on though, i did hit all of my goals, but i lost sight of doing it for more fun and not just progression which is what i want to do more last year. I guess it was just a year to not be a gaper anymore. I will say, don't hold yourself back to progress, but make sure you take laps to cruise or whatever. Sometimes skiing can get bland, and progression can make it more fun and rewarding. Just remember why you ski and give back to others who are trying to learn and do the same thing like the people who brought you into the community.