It's still you; you need to take some lessons and learn how to snowboard.
Originally Posted by ross1998
Hey guys, went snowboarding first time last Saturday to crystal mountain wa and spent most of my day on the top half, the snow was soft and mountains where steep but it was pretty easy and fun for me ( those were steep slopes and lots of powder so I was riding sideways most of the time). After I decided to do some trails on the bottom half (it wasn't groomed but it was icy and hard packed). I was falling so much because I always gain to much speed pointing my board forward, the only way I could ride on those trails without going to much was going sideways. Is my board to fast for me?(the board was freshly waxed and edges sharpened). Also when going straight, sometimes I try turning and my board digs into snow and throws me down.
My board is a joyride board 154cm and burton customs bindings.
FYI- you're not snowboarding if you're plowing sideways the whole time. i.e. plowing was really easy for me, but snowboarding was hard; I had fun though