#1
I just picked up snowboarding recently, and I've been just ollieing and 180ing around for a while; I can ollie about 3 feet or something like that on carpet and 180 maybe a foot or two.

Sincemy family is relatively poor, we can't afford to go to a mountain alot, but I've been to Wachusett once. I ate **** alot and learned how to carve, basically.

Is there anything I can do at my house to help me get better? Because jumping alot doesn't seem to help so much.
#3
If you have a hill, use it.

Pile snow in your back yard and make a jump.

Make a dirt jump in summer, and let snow fall on it in winter. Use it.
#4
unfortunately, no. working out and getting strong helps for getting more athletic, and if you have access to a trampoline, that can help you out with being comfortable in the air whilst having a board strapped to your feet. other than that, you're actually gonna have to go to the mountain.

Just try to find a good sledding hill. those are great for learning.
#6
Wachusett? where you live bro? and do like ralphs run on wachusett, thats pretty easy
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#7
Don't give up snowboarding, i'm about 720 worthy or handrail stuff, but i've been snowboarding since second grade. The closest resort to my house is an hour and a half away, so i shovel a pile of snow in my front yard and put up a like a 2 foot high/25 foot long rail i have. It's a great way to work on your jibs, but for other stuff like jumps, start considering plowing snow against a house and jumping off the roof to get speed for a jump worthy of learning atleast 360's on. But the best way is to just do it at the slopes .
#8
lol, not rly
thats a pretty sick idea tho, tjbhdeath squad.
if u watch videos/video games and study how their legs move and stuff, itll help.
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#9
I live In Uxbridge, Mass.
But all the snow melted
But yeah, I'll build a dirt jump.
Thanks for the help doods.
#11
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lol, not rly
thats a pretty sick idea tho, tjbhdeath squad.
if u watch videos/video games and study how their legs move and stuff, itll help.

thanks dude, that's the most genius '30 foot snowpile' idea i can woop up for the feller, but i've used it before, iz fun even jumping off the roof.
#12
if you take one of those orange fences that are used at ski hills alot and construction sites, lay it on your grass, and hose it down it becomes slippery enough.
#13
I am between two mountains (just about 1hr to go to either) and it's like $10 to go there for night skiing/boarding. I guess I am lucky. And I live in Nor Cal, we just got a lot of snow. I am getting tired of the damn stuff.

Just find a long hill and go down it (I am assuming there is snow where you live?). You will fall a lot at first, trust me.

The snow is almost melted here, I am gonna try to pile some up in my front yard tomorrow though.
Last edited by Masonpwiley at Feb 16, 2008,