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Old 01-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would just put her on top of the bunny hill and give her a helmet. The first 1-3 days are rough, but its a learning curve that you have to teach yourself through. It is tough to explain to someone how to flex your board and how to distribute weight. Trial and error are the best teachers. My first day riding I was hitting jumps and could barely turn. You have to get out there and throw yourself around. It's snowboarding. 3 weeks later I could 360, and one week after that I landed my first front flip. No teachers involved. Just a desire to do it and a lot of IbProfein
Do not listen to this advice. Trial and error and rushing learning like this is a really bad way to learn.

You get fast results at first, but you get tons of bad technique and habits and your style looks horrible.

Learning by pure trial and error gets you fast results at first, but it slows you down in the long run, especially since it makes you prone to major injuries in the long run (ie - ACL tears, shoulder dislocations that never really heal the same ever again).
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