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From trampoline to snow, should you send?
so basically for whatever reason one of the mountains near me who normally puts up an airbag for a day or two isn't doing it this year. I really want to learn new tricks but its definitely risky to just send something. I can do 540s 360s some switch stuff on smaller jumps and backflips and I am pretty comfortable in the air. So far I tried a frontflip with no airbag and then i tried a flatspin but it ended up going to rodeo 540 and I almost ended up landing it. On the frontflip i sent my momentum down instead of forward so you can see how that wouldn't lead to me landing it. On the rodeo I was close but the second time I tried it i sent it more forward like I do on the trampoline and it did not turn out well, so I think I am probably doing something wrong on the trampoline. I know this might sound a bit crazy but I want to start trying cork 3s 5s and 7s, I cant cork 3 or 5 on the trampoline but I can cork 7 pretty comfortably and I feel like if I just sacked up and tried it id get close. So my question is how much stuff do you guys normally send without trying it on an airbag? I haven't gotten hurt severely yet, so I am kind of feeling like my luck may run out. And does anyone in the NH/VT area know of any places that are going to have an airbag set up soon?
Corks on trampolines are very weird to throw, especially 3s and 5s. It really helps to carve them a lot, kinda like snowboarders do for their rotations. Be careful if you huck too much you're going in the lincoln loop zone. In the end it's really up to your comfidence and your air awareness, but other than that, wait for the slushy days in the park or pow days in the backountry. For the motivation, there's been plenty of threads recently. Now stop bitching and just send it, it's only a mindgame.
tell ur friends that u will do the trick. that way they will call u a pussy if u don't do it. and i think sunapee and gunstock have an airbag.
If you can see it in your head well then your fine. so send it
lately (in the past week) i've been just sending shit that i've never thrown on snow before, and while i crash quite a bit, I've also learned like 3 or 4 new jump tricks and cleaned up other ones i already had. It also really helps with your air awareness. In one week I went from only knowing basic rotations (cork 7, rodeo 5, backflip) to learning carved cork 5s, 7s, 9s, rodeo 7s, switch rodeo 5 and throwing some style in as well. IMO you should just throw it. Once the first one is out of the way, you know what to expect and you can gauge yourself from there. skiing park is easy, its mostly a mental thing.
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