I have a friend who can't even get up heelside and has to flip over and get up toeside everytime, she also can only heelslide right now so it makes for a very interesting time. It took her 2 times to finally ride the beginner chairlift because she was afraid. I also have friends I've taught to link turns(not carve) in a single day. The learning spectrum is quite wide in my experience.
I cant get up heelside. I have to flip over to front side to get up as well. I think for me part of it is that I still have some weight to lose, I dont yet have the strength to get my weight over the board and get myself up. Is there a reason why I should not be getting up front side and working on getting up heelside? Just curious.