I got on the mountain today as well. Started linking turns for the first time, I was able to do both tight and wide "s-turns." A lot of fun!
I think one of the things that helped me the most this time out was in Wolf's video above... he stresses that you can't really start turning the board in a different direction until the board is straight and you're balanced right on the center of the board.
I fell the first few times attempting the garlands, but by the end of the day I was going down the entire mountain (green) without falling. I had just started getting the hang of falling leaf (had picked it up... never took a lesson) so I think the video above was perfect timing... Lesson 4 for my 4th time out.