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Question Learn park ski, rails, jumps, etc.

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Freizeit, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Freizeit

    Freizeit First Runs

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    Hi all, I would like to start learning some basic skills in parks. What is the best course? finding a coach in the resort? watch youtube and practice heaps? randomly go ask someone that can jump really well hope he/she can teach me?

    appreciated.
     
  2. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Start in the small parks and work your way up boss
    Watch other skiers
     
  3. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Skiing with snowboarders helps a lot too
     
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    xuěboarder One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Best way to learn is to watch.
    IMO a lesson isnt worth it until you understand park and what your limits are.
    YouTube has great resources.

    The most helpful thing I found was finding someone to ride with who is better than you at park. They can guide but will also push you outside your comfort zone.
     
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  5. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most resorts have programs for kids. Not sure what there is for adults but it would be worth looking at what the resorts offer.

    We were talking about this but wrt the aerials and moguls jumps this morning. My son is a moguls coach so it was a discussion about what he did and what they are doing now. They do some gymnastics and tramp. My mogul skier never really did gymnastics but he did lots of tramp. We have an olympic tramp in the front yard. The moguls skiers and the aerialists do lots of water ramp off season as well. The idea is to have good aerial awareness so you know what you need to do to be able to land and ski away.

    Start with simple stuff. Some grabs, twisters etc before you do rotational stuff.
     
  6. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Make a little timber rail. (Just a 1 metre 4X4 length of soft wood) Cover it in carpet. Put in on some flat soft surface. Practice jumping on and off with your skis\snowboard. Perform different tricks getting on and off. Raise it higher as you get better.

    Once you feel confident. Screw a piece of 100mm diameter PVC pipe on top. Practice more.

    Then take a 100mm pipe to the snow. Place on slight incline. Practice more.

    Then go into the Terrain Park.

    Lots of Youtube Videos showing above. They show all the tricks. They show how to make or buy the practice rail. (It's all about muscle memory and confidence. And that just takes practice.)
     
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    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    By the same token as @Astro66's suggestions, trampoline parks are your friend, simply for getting used to how your body moves in the air.
     
  8. Freizeit

    Freizeit First Runs

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    I watch lots of videos on YouTube but I guess it's different in real action
     
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    Freizeit First Runs

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    Why is that?
     
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    Freizeit First Runs

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    I would love to have someone is better than me to ride with me but none of my friends are keen at jumping and breaking bones.....
     
  11. Freizeit

    Freizeit First Runs

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    I heard trampoline is helpful. Will get one of these. I couldn't book a lesson this season due to availability so I will have to start on my own and watching others.
     
  12. Freizeit

    Freizeit First Runs

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    Do I need a slope for this?
     
  13. Freizeit

    Freizeit First Runs

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    Yes, definitely, I am practicing back flip without a trampoline now
     
  14. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just what I found..
    Usually when i’m skiing I tend to get lost into the day and forget what I set out for
    Boarders are happy to session one booter or ride the same park all day.
    Which is where progression in this aspect comes in.

    I landed my first backflip while riding with snowboarder friends.
    I guess i’m trying to say if you don’t have any friends keen to ski park, ride with boarders.
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look again closer to when you are going. Everything keeps changing as Covid-19 rules keep changing.
    If you can do a standing back flip you will be able to flip on snow. It will just take a bit to work out how not to over or under rotate.
     
  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Just flat first. The momentum of jumping on will allow you to slide even when flat.

    Step 1 is just getting the feeling of centring and balancing on a narrow beam, after jumping on, then learning the little push off for dismount. Then landing balanced.

     
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    Freizeit First Runs

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    Great tip, thanks
     
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    Snowy Joe First Runs

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    Best way to learn is with an instructor. Perisher has dedicated park and pipe instructors. You will learn 10 times faster.