Originally Posted by dirtysven
Hello forum, as ironic as it sounds I was watching beginner videos on youtube for snowboarding and I found a bunch from snow wolf. Story short I found his forum way before the videos and here I am. jejeje!
Ok, so I decided that after a bunch of years of wanting to snowboard I actually give it a try. I have solid background in skateboarding which makes me think that snowboard wont be as difficult since I have knowledge of balance(might be wrong). I went and bought a board and gear. The board is a used but in great condition wide Burton Bullet 157 with lg Burton freestyle bindings. I also bought a good waterproof pair of gloves from The North Face(Montana HyVent style), a Red Trace helmet, a 10k mm jacket and pants and lastly a pair of Flow Rival Boa boots. Forgot to mention, I did a sizing check and for my weight and size I needed that size board. My height is 5'10" and weight 186 lbs
Like I've stated previously, I have watched and read a ton of info on snowboard but I know it is not the same as being on the slopes. But I think I have a pretty good idea of what to expect when I get there. I live relatively close to Camelback mountain in Jersey, actually I am planning on going today to give it a try. So one of my question is, should I go to the park on a medium terrain(which I don't know what that means)? or should I just wait until the green slopes open?
Also can you guys please provide me with good insights or advises that I can get use of?
Thank you in advance.
i was at camelback on sunday. They had like one good trail that was a beginner and one terrain park . this is my second year snowboarding. i ride in Stratton,Vt so that is not my home mountain. I wouldnt say i suck at freestyle but i am not good. All they had at camelback that i could do were two boxes( one was a flat ride on and the other was a small gap kink) and a flat rail.