Did a freestyle rookie clinic at Hemel today. I must say, it was really good, features were ideal (two different size kickers and two different size and height boxes), instructor was nice and it was quiet! Highly recommended! Just a shame the session wasn't longer!!
Post subject: RE: Beginner freestyle Posted: Apr 28, 2012 - 06:09 AM
First post: Mar 30, 2012
Total posts: 94
Location: Hull. East yorkshire
I fancy trying this eventually.. What level do you need to be at in your opinion?
Post subject: RE: Beginner freestyle Posted: Apr 28, 2012 - 09:07 AM
First post: Nov 02, 2011
Total posts: 126
I am still very new to snowboarding, i have spent three weeks on the mountains. I was playing around a bit with small natural jumps and small kickers in week two. Personally I think you need to be comfortable on your board. Also depends what you are planning to do; if kickers and boxes (i find kickers easier, but i suspect that is personal) then you need to be able to link your turns, be able to control your speed and be happy going straight down the slope for a short period of time (you will need this for lining up features and you tend to land faster). If you have any ideas of spinning (in the air or on a box) then a reasonable ability riding switch would be helpful (unless you plan to go straight to 360s!). If you are not quite there yet, then a flatland freestyle course may be the best place to start. I would strongly recommend impact shorts and helmet as a minimum. Good luck and enjoy!
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