During JoMoPro we played on a hill seeing who could roll down it the longest. Scott Byrd did a crackpacker all the way down until he was out of momentum. I thought I would give it a go. I made it down the straight part of the hill, I could not make the turn.
When I got home I started back further than I ever had and held it all the way to the center of the court. As I turned to the left I made it about 1/2 way and I fell out of the crackpacker.
I started in what was my normal spot and coasted a short distance and fell off as I started to turn.
All of a sudden it hit me like a TON of bricks. I can't TURN!! That's why for the past 4 or 5 months it felt like I was not making any progression at all. I would always start about the same place and expect to keep going in a circle but I alwasy fell short. The fact is that I can coast a crackpacker for as long as I have momentum in a straigh line. I really need to work on the turning portion of it now. I have consitiantly coasted over 100 feet in a crackpacker.
I am also in the process of trying to learn the ride out. I have talked with many people about this and I need to commite to learning one of them. the journey is slowly reaching a turning point...Pun Intended!
Keep on Riding!