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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Vulcan milestones? Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest milestones for learning the Vulcan, ideally with a guess how many attempts are needed to get there? A few such milestones may help to get motivated to start what may be a multi-year learning...
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cagjr21150



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Human Catapult answers your question... http://humancatapult.blogspot.com/2010/04/vulcanmaybepossiblysomeday.html

And then today this post... http://humancatapult.blogspot.com/2010/04/got-one.html

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DaNews/259440813066


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mogunn



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cagjr21150 wrote:
And then today this post... http://humancatapult.blogspot.com/2010/04/got-one.htm

typo in the above link...
try here

Hoots and hollers to HC!!
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human_catapult



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey boardsurfr,

That's a great question, and one I was definitely curious about when I undertook the task of doing the Vulcan.

It really varies from person to person regarding things like number of attempts and landmarks.

In my first 250 or so attempts I was hardly sliding, and was never getting around. Getting the jump and getting the nose down just didn't come too easy. When I got to 300 attempts I started having luck getting the nose down, then you begin to feel sliding. For some people, the challenge is just beginning here and it takes a long time to successfully get the handwork and the balance for sliding down.

I don't have it down yet, but I got lucky and have landed a few. We'll see if I get another one someday.

Best of luck! Start as soon as you can!
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