Hello my name is Jake, im 16, I live in Massachusetts, and here is my story.....
I have always wanted to learn to snowboard and now that I have a girlfriend who loves to snowboard I figured that I should actually take action because its something that we can both do together.
But lately everyone has been telling me that I shouldnt including my girlfriend
her mom and my best friend. My girlfriend doesnt want to have to feel like she has to be with me (a noob) and that I will stop her from going off and doing what she wants. My friend and gf mom just think that I will suck and I shouldnt even attempt it.
But I still want to do it for my own benefit and because I have always wanted to try it.
I have afew questions that I would like to ask to you kind snowboarders out there in the forum.
1) Is there anyway i could do to prepare for my first few times?
such as muscles I should work or excercises I could do to make learning a lot easier.
2) I plan to buy my own equipment....What do you guys recommend? send me some links of stuff that you think I should buy or just cool lookin boards, boots, jackets etc.
3) I really want to dedicate a good amount of time to learning snowboarding and getting good. But also looking forward to having a lot of fun once I learn
4) Last question....what do you think I should do about the situation with everyone trying to discourage me and tell me not to try snowboarding cuz I cant do it?
All posts are appreciated thank you