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.otto.yes to a certain extent skiing takes balls, but first you need technique
For example a newb skier can say im gonna throw dub 10 or lip 270 on to some bunk ass rail because he has "balls" but in reality he prolly will die
the trick is gradual progression so your arent taking massive leaps from just learning how to slide a rail suddenly to 450's on. Practice on smaller things and work your way up- get comfortable- so eventually it wont feel like you really have to grow that large of a pair
for certain things like backflips and other jump tricks- to a certain point you just have to send it- but things leading u p to that moment can make the "sending" safer- such as practicing on tramps- getting really comfortable in the air of jumps- control is key. Once you have that- chances of injury go down.
how did you get concussed?
my advice would change depending on what level you are at
weedooInb4 anyone says get fulltilts
DarcIts definitely take it slow and steady for me. Don't forget to warm up with some easier features first. E.g do a bunch of 180s before you start going for 3s if your working on 3s that day. I'm working on learning basics as an oldie so i have a very low huck tolerance i don't really try a trick without being pretty sure ill land safely.
I would say check out youtube for tutorials too, Empire/Jake Muller and stompit really helped me with my 3s in particular when i was first trying them so i had something in mind technique wise when i was going for it rather than just come in and trying to spin.
How did you get concussed from a 3? was it an edge catch or did you go accidentally off axis? If its an edge catch it may be useful to learn the surface swap 3s on snow cause is see a lot of people using that to bail out a 3 that didn't get the full way around. If its going off axis make sure you have straight airs on that jump dialed perfect and your not dropping or raising a shoulder which is common especially if you are trying to spin too early.
I have heard people say the difference between average and good park skiers is knowing all the exits of tricks and how to save/crash gracefully them if they mess up.
JemsWear a helmet and don't do stupid shit like most skiers do.
pdeemoDon't remember exactly how I came off the jump but i remember coming to about 270-300 degrees at an angle and my head came down into a patch. I think its an edge catch thing or im trying to pop early. Almost had 3s dialed last year for small jumps and i had like 3 sketchy ones this season. after healing up i stuck with rails for the rest of the winter. Thank you for the advice tho:)