It's that time of year, opening day is so close that I have butterflies in my stomach. There's snow in the mountains. No doubt, some of the more motivated young boarders are out building backcountry kickers and tweaking out their first big fat methods and mutes of the year.
If you have your sights set on improving your riding this year, the pre-season is actually the most important time of the year. Why, you may ask? Because this is when you set your goals. If you don't set goals for yourself, you will not be able to make the most of the season.
Whether you're new to the sport and struggling to grab your first indy or melon, or whether you want to take it back to 1996 and revisit the old nose grab, it's important that you know what you want to accomplish this season.
Me, I have a few goals. I'd like to work on my style in the park, because I've never been a park rider. I'd like to slide my first kinked rail and learn how to ride pipe. If I can stick just one handplant this season, I will be a happy man.
What are your goals for this season?