Shredder Blues.

I’ve been trying to avoid this post, but truth be told. . .

I keep getting really frustrated with my riding. UGH. I’m simply posting my reality.

I’ve been riding with a coach three days a week all season. If I’m riding with someone that good, I feel like I should be shredding a whole hell of a lot better than I am. In my brain I know what I have to do, but I just can’t to get my body(and bio-mechanics) to act it out. I’m not gonna lie, it sucks when 9 year old shredders are landmines better than you!

Its strange how you can do a trick one day and not the next. I’ve had a few amazing days in the halfpipe but I can only ride it when its soft and slushy. When the ice hits, I’m doomed. The other day I hit a jump, came down and caught my front edge. . . hard. (as evidenced by the massive bruises on my elbows.) STUPID! I try to say that I’m being hard on myself, but no way, I should be able to do this.

So that being said, doubts start creeping into my mind. . . . followed by an emotional breakdown of sorts. Sucky.

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Amy Purdy

9 years ago

Hi! I hear ya girl! I had a similar week. It dumped 8 feet of powder, the whole town is on cloud 9 as you can imagine and everyone raced up to the mountain to ride the pow! I was equally excited and somehow forgot just how hard it is for me to ride pow like that. I get off the lift and everyone rides past me yipping and hollering with excitement as they make these beautiful carves down the mountain. By the way did I mention that the snow was shoulder deep. Anyway, Here I am really excited to ride then after 2 carves the nose of my board digs further and further into the powder and I completely eat it. Im upside down, as stuck as a person could be, with snow in my legs. I was done, that’s it! It took like 20 minutes to dig myself out, then I get back up and 2 carves later I eat it again! Mean while kids are blowing right past me! I just can not get my weight on my back leg to keep my nose up! Everyone was having so much fun in the powder and all I wanted to do was get on a groomer so i can actually ride. Anyways, it reminds me of why I love AAS and why I love getting all of us together because it can get so discouraging when we know we should be better then we are. But try to tell that to our legs! I am grateful when I get to ride with you, because we are in it together you know!
Well anyhow, keep your chin up! Your gonna kick my ass in Nationals anyways!



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