Well time for a kind fo sucess story. Thursday we had a nice storm come in so I called in to work ("Roads are soo bad and my car is stuck" lol) and head up 40miles with my friend to the mountain. We had about 5" of nice powder. Got on my new board, went up the bunny hill, got on/off the lift fine. And went about 100' down the hill fine...Until I cought an edge and was stuck on the ground trying to figure out how to get up. So i finally get up and stumble about 50' down the hill to relize my goggles fell off...So unstrap, walk to get them stap back in a fall about 4 more times. So then I decided I was ready for some blue trails...LOL and I did soo much better. By about 4 runs I was doing fine. I was keeping up with my buddy who has been boarding for about 2 years but he had one of the most shityest rentals. So by the end of 5 hours I was doing little 360s on the ground and running down a bunch of hills.
So I went back up today...Packed powder. Get up there and start going and BAM! Flat on my face. I did this about 10 times down the hill. Powder was soo much more forgiving. All in all I fell really hard about 10 times today (Flat on my face, flips, rolls, hit a tree, good stuff) and about 30 small falls. One fall was cool b/c I fell on my face, fliped heals over head and poped back up on my board. But by the 5th hour today I had it down. I was even riding a little switch.
Oh and I did try a jump...bad idea. I forgot to stay sideways and turned my body forwards...Ground to face, I looked like and asshole...lol.
All in all...Boarding is alot funer than skiing. I am kind of addicted now and want to get better. I find my self wanting to call in to work and go board. Luckly skool is almost out!