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Hello (boarder x questions)

Post by paul » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:14 am

Hello Everybody,

I'm new to mountain boarding and just got my first board, A Scrub Psycho II.

I originally intended on just doing a bit of land boarding but I just don't have that much of an interest in the kite since getting the board. I've been out a few times since having it on some grassy slopes and have nailed the basics, j-turns, carving, scrubbing, sliding. And I'm just starting to take on some more challenging terrain.

However the point of the thread is to get some advice on boarder x,
I'd like to compete in this but I'm not sure how much experience I should get? The first round in the UK is in May and I've only seen it on you tube,
What should I do to make myself ready for it and could I do it before may?

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Paul

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Post by Raoul Duke » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:30 am

Welcome paul. As long as you can control yourself on your board I would just go for it. What's the worst that can happen?

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Post by paul » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:10 pm

Suppose that's just what I'm going to have to do! Is there anything specific that I should be working in?

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Post by Matt_Brind » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:42 pm

There isn't really much you can practice unless you have a track to practice on. If you can practice getting small amounts of air somewhere that may help a little, and try to ride a slope with varying gradients if you can so you get used to going from mellow to steep and steep to mellow pretty quickly.
Come to the comp anyway - you can work your way up the track from the bottom, build your confidence and then decide whether to race or not once you've had a go. You'll get a chance to meet other riders and most people will be happy to help if you ask :)
See you there!

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Post by paul » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Thanks for the advice Matt,

It will be great to actually meet other mountain boarders,

See you there!

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Post by MarcATB » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:53 pm

As Matt said - you need a track to practice - boarder x is a track with obstacles, so you have to learn how to ride on rollers, table tops, step ups, big and small curves...
if you have skate park near by, you can practice pumping on mini ramp..., do some small jumps on various terrain - steps. drops, hoopsers, kickers...
but mainly - learn to ride you board and feel safe on it.
And your powerslide must be perfect ;)
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Post by MarcATB » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:58 pm

and I forgot - if you have skate trucks - loose them. They are good only for kite
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Post by Daleyg3 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:40 am

Hi Paul,
Where abouts are you located? There could be a centre near you with a track to practice..

As Marc said, try and get some Channel trucks not skate trucks as you'll need them, especially for Hales Superbole where you can hit 25mph-ish. Also get heelstraps to avoid any accidents :)

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Post by Jasper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:43 am

go for it, just arrive on the friday and teach urself the track a bit. Worst comes to worst, u let the other riders go in front and u just enjoy the ride down at ur own pace.
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Post by paul » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:28 am

Thanks for all the advice,

I'm located in Newton Abbot, Devon. There is a centre nearish to me but still a couple of hours drive.

Channel trucks will be ordered later when I've decided between either trampa infinitys or vertigos.

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Post by *WiL* » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:31 am

Imho the weirdest thing is riding in such close proximity to other people. Get some practise in riding physically near to a friend/others. This will get you prepared for being chased, snaked, cut-up, pushed, shoved, over-taken etc so it's not such a scary shock. Basically visit a centre before the comps and practise with others, all at the same time. A couple of hours drive is seriously worth it :)

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Post by Daleyg3 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:04 am

Fair enough Paul, as you're not that far from Plymouth, maybe try and get in touch with Plymouth Uni All Terrain Boarders (PUATB) on facebook.

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Post by paul » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:46 am

I didn't know there was a uni team at plymouth.

I'm fairly close to a bmx track, moto x track, enduro track and I'm good mates with a farmer too so I suppose I could always attempt their tracks if they would be any good? The moto x one is half down and half uphill, the others are flat.

I left a message on the answer phone for the local centre so I'm waiting to hear on that.

I've been to the local skate parks teaching my self how to air, 180 and alleyoop too

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Post by Michael » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:57 am

Hi Paul,
Here's the PUATB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/150725805072504/
Feel free to drop us a message!
We normally ride on Saturdays at local spots nearish Plymouth :)
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Post by paul » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:22 am

Cool, I sent a join request.

Where do you ride too?

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Post by Michael » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:47 pm

pretty much anywhere near Plymouth.
Like Dartmoor way, sometimes Cornwall. Depends on the day really haha
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Post by Michael » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:59 pm

Oh, there is also a facebook group for riders in the south west
https://www.facebook.com/ATBASouthWestRiders?fref=ts
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Post by paul » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:25 am

Cool, I already ride on Dartmoor a lot, will check out the other group too

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Post by barxx » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:10 am

sounds like you're all set up n sorted paul welcome to our happy family see you at the comps
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Post by Brennig » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:32 am

There are some riders in Exeter too, woop. Join us.
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