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Link Friday – Definition Camps at the SCUK Bash

Posted on: Apr 29, 2011 Listed in: Coaching by Chris Skinner

SCUK Bash Hemel SpringNext month at Hemel is the SCUK Spring Bash. The 14th May to be precise.

Myself and the rest of the Definition crew will be on hand to offer coaching sessions. These sessions will be held on the beginner slope, totally sectioned off and reserved for those booked on each individual session.

Each session will vary from the level at which it is pitched to what is covered – both kicker and rail sessions will be run. There will be something for all levels with the usual steady but progressive development.

In the evening there will be jam session with a chance to try out your new found tricks and prizes galore.

Below is a schedule of the days sessions. I have also included a short description of what to expect*.

*this is based on past courses that have run and may vary on the day.

See the following site for more info on prices / times etc:
http://www.snowboardclub.co.uk/events-springbash11.html
http://www.thesnowcentre.com/page/61

Snowboard Box Beginner:


Specifically for those who have never tried a box / rail before or maybe once, but want to develop their freestyle riding some more. Maybe you’re a little unsure about the whole freestyle thing, this is where you want to start! Basic alignment issues, common mistakes and correct approach will be covered. All to insure a safe, speedy progression.

Tricks: 50-50’s, tail / nose presses, ollie on ollie off

Requirements: Recreational standard, linking basic turns | Level: Beginners upwards

Snowboard Kicker Beginner


Similar to the box beginner course, this is designed for those new to the whole jumping aspect of snowboarding. A good session to link in with the Ollie specific clinic but by no means a necessity. Again, basic alignment issues, common mistakes and correct approach will be covered.

Tricks: Mainly working on straight airs with good pop (you we learn how to pop and why it is important) – various grabs will be covered too.

Requirements: Recreational standard, linking basic turns | Level: Beginners upwards
Pre-reading: Centered stance & body alignment – Toe Edge

Snowboard Ollie Clinic:


A good grounded knowledge of your board / how to create pop and use this to produce effortless Ollies. No more sucking up and slamming down the legs getting about 2 inches of air. Learn how to get your body into a good position to make them look smooth and take them to boxes / rails and kicker alike.

Tricks: Basic Ollies exploring the difference between this and a Nollie. How our kit can help / hinder us.

Requirements: Recreational standard, linking basic turns | Level: Beginners upwards
Pre-reading: How to Ollie on a Snowboard

Snowboard Box Improver:


This is where we get creative, polish off those old tricks and learn a whole bunch of new ones, or combine your old ones together to produce something new.

Tricks: Everything from board slides to switch backside 180’s on to 270 off.

Requirements / Level:: Comfortable with 50-50’s on a box / rail

Snowboard Kicker Improver:


Looking to improve a particular trick? Feel as though you’ve hit a stale patch or getting frustrated with a particular trick? Come along and let us take a look, using what you already know, and a few added bits of input, we’ll push you to that next level.

Or, alternatively, come and try out your first 180 or 360!

Tricks: New grabs, 180’s – 360’s etc

Requirements / Level:: Comfortable with straight airs over a small kicker and / or experimenting with 180’s.

Snowboard Performance:


An all round session to improve both your knowledge and technical level. Learn about your kit, your board, fine tune those turns and nail switch riding all in one session!

It’s all good being shown or told how to do something and then copying it but do you really know what is going on? What movements you are making and what is happing and why it is happening. With this new insight and knowledge you’ll be able to go away and apply this to your riding to further improve your level.

Requirements: Recreational standard, linking basic turns | Level: Beginners upwards

Snowboard Flatland Clinic:


Designed to get you moving around your board more, learning the basics of presses, buttering skills, or maybe developing what you already know to combine these movements and link them together. The great thing about flat land tricks is that, with slight adjustments, you can take them to the box afterwards. Explore the limits of your board as you press and butter your way down the slope!

Have a read of the following post which discusses what was covered on the last 2 day Definition freestyle course I ran.
Definition snowboard freestyle course – Milton Keynes 23/24th April

Requirements: Recreational standard, linking basic turns | Level: Beginners upwards

Schedule: Updated: 01/05/10


Time Definition 1 Definition 2 Definition 3
9.00am-10.00am Snowboard Box Beginner
DEF1-1
Ski Kicker
DEF1-2
Snowboard Performance
DEF1-3
10.15am-11.15am Snowboard Box Beginner
DEF2-1
Snowboard Kicker Beginner
DEF2-2
Snowboard Olly Clinic
DEF2-3
11.30am-12.30pm Snowboard Box Improver
DEF3-1
Snowboard Kicker Beginner
DEF3-2
Snowboard Flatland Clinic
DEF3-3
1.30pm-2.30pm Snowboard Box Beginner
DEF4-1 –Full–
Snowboard Kicker Beginner
DEF4-2
Snowboard Performance
DEF4-3
2.45pm-3.45pm Ski Box
DEF5-1
Snowboard Kicker Beginner
DEF5-2
Snowboard Flatland Clinic
DEF5-3
4.00pm-5.00pm Snowboard Box Improver
DEF6-1
Snowboard Kicker Improver
DEF6-2
Snowboard Olly Clinic
DEF6-3

SCUK bash hemel park plan 30th april 2010

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