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01-19-2014 12:36 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Jakay View Post
I have an off topic question... But its just a random stupid question, I don't wanna start a new thread to ask it i'm just curious...

I live in Canada, BC. And about 80% of the people working at the ski lodges are British or Australian (I'm not sure which one). It's really weird, does anyone know any reason for this?

Like there aren't a ton of british or australian people around here... but when you go up the mountain it seems almost everyone is british or australian?

It's so weird, but awesome! I'm loving the accents! lol
seems like all our transplant snow carnies are NZ and Chilean.
01-18-2014 08:52 PM
Jakay I have an off topic question... But its just a random stupid question, I don't wanna start a new thread to ask it i'm just curious...

I live in Canada, BC. And about 80% of the people working at the ski lodges are British or Australian (I'm not sure which one). It's really weird, does anyone know any reason for this?

Like there aren't a ton of british or australian people around here... but when you go up the mountain it seems almost everyone is british or australian?

It's so weird, but awesome! I'm loving the accents! lol
01-18-2014 08:46 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by t21 View Post
Not putting down instructors,but there are some that i observed teaching newbies but when you see them alone riding,they do not have the proper form of riding just my opinion,i think they should be able to ride the way they teach.
you know whats funny? I MET my instructor today and man he didn't even know what he was doing.
01-18-2014 05:12 PM
CassMT i've been so tempted these last couple days, i'm thinking it is the one legit reason to slap in line...
01-18-2014 07:48 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by Jakay View Post
.... I noticed it got a few scratches on the bottom.. no big deal, its my first board i expect to scratch it up.. but there's also a tiny chip on the nose, its really tiny and seems to be just the top 'plastic' layer (is that plastic?).. I'm wondering if that is an issue? And why did it chip/scratch so easy?

Probably sounds stupid, but i was so confused when i saw it scratched.. like, its snow? it looks like i was grinding rails or something (maybe not so extreme) im assuming the scratches are no biggie.. because people that ride in parks must scratch the crap out of their boards.. but the chip? Super tiny and right on the nose, but i don't want it to get bigger next time.. does that happen easy?

....and Ice!!! Unless you're riding in some well maintained indoor snow park or something, there are also going to be rocks, sticks and twigs, pine cones, leaves, and buried beer cans and yard sale crap from skiers, etc.etc.ETC!!!!

Unless you've gouged a huge chunk out of the bottom, or exposed the core,... Ride it! Same goes for the chip on the top sheet! Some boards chip easier than others, but unless it's peeled back a shitton, it's usually no big deal. (and even the big peels can often be easily repaired! I've done it several times with my Arbor!) A lot of us fretted over those first few dings and scrapes on our brand new, several hundred dollar boards,... Unless you bought it to be Wall Art? It's inevitable!! Again, chill & ride it!!! BTW,.. Skiers in the lift lines are gonna be HELL on your top sheet! Fuckers just can't seem to walk properly, even while holding themselves up with poles!

Seal Slap your board on the snow when they bump your gear. They'll back off! (...Apologies to CassMT!!)
01-18-2014 02:28 AM
Jakay Yea I took it much slower today and actually figured out how to control the board semi-decently, so much progress from last time, hoping to do even better next time.

The first day i really had no clue what i was doing, it was terrible.. terribly fun, but terrible...
01-18-2014 02:13 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Jakay View Post
Yea I gotta work on my falling. Last time I went I didn't think of the consicences, you don't feel the pain until the next day... I couldn't turn well, so I would just bomb down the hill full speed until I came up to a crowd of people or chickened out then I'd just bail... I took many hard hits a d regretted that lol I now know better. ..
a little late to the thread:

1. listen to Jed about taking it slow

2. nothing you do on that board is gonna look cool anytime soon (except compared to any nearby skier) so forget all that bullshit and just focus on the dangerous activity you have decided to enjoy

3. the shit in bold is 99.9% of skier and rider deaths at resorts (and there is alot of them), slow the fuck down, try not to die before you even learned to turn or stop(fwiw i'll probably die doing this too, but I can turn and stop).....

/grandpa rant
01-18-2014 01:43 AM
Jakay
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
AWESOME Jakay!!! My first two times on a board were the times I received my most painful injuries. Bad enough I had to convince the ski patrol I didn't need to be stretchered off the hill! Lol!

Like you, Regardless of those injuries, I still thought snowboarding was the funnest, coolest thing ever!!!! I was TOTALLY hooked! Went out and bought over a grand's worth of gear for my third time out!

Try to do better than I did tho in deciding what board to get. I listened to a less than knowledgable salesperson and had to learn how to ride on a board not really suited for me. It worked out ok, but may have made it harder than it needed to be.

One tip,... You didn't say whether it was a group or private lesson you were in. My first time boarding was in a group lesson. Pretty much next to worthless for teaching me much. 3-4 weeks or so later, got myself a good private lesson. That's when things really started to click!

Highly recommend you give that a try. (...if that lesson you had was private? Definitely look for a better instructor!)

Hang in there! Heaven Awaits!
The lesson was a group lesson, but me and my girlfriend are the only two that ended up showing up so basically a private one...

But yea, no offence to the instructor but he wasn't a good teacher... He was young too, I'm 19 and I thought HE was young... that's never a good sign lol

I just got home from my 2nd time out, and man... I can't believe the improvement, the first time i went it just wouldn't click.. Couldn't understand how to turn for the life of me.. i fell every 10-15 seconds... This time it all just seemed to make sense, I made it down a green with only falling 2-3 times.. still not great, but huge improvement...

I got the basics kinda down, now i just need to practice.

I have a few questions about my board though... I bought it brand new and today was the first time using it, its a K2 Fuse, are they any good? Because I noticed it got a few scratches on the bottom.. no big deal, its my first board i expect to scratch it up.. but there's also a tiny chip on the nose, its really tiny and seems to be just the top 'plastic' layer (is that plastic?).. I'm wondering if that is an issue? And why did it chip/scratch so easy?

Probably sounds stupid, but i was so confused when i saw it scratched.. like, its snow? it looks like i was grinding rails or something (maybe not so extreme) im assuming the scratches are no biggie.. because people that ride in parks must scratch the crap out of their boards.. but the chip? Super tiny and right on the nose, but i don't want it to get bigger next time.. does that happen easy?
01-18-2014 01:04 AM
vajohn I just got back from riding with my nephew today. He rented one of those burton ltr boards and kept at it for 13 hours yesterday, pretty much his first time (he did go one time a few years ago for part of a day). He was able to pretty much keep up with me on most trails by the time I got there today, no lessons either. I was sort of taking it easy, but not that much. He was even hitting park features. I watched him hit a kinked rail and land it on my first run through the park with him. Wish I had my cam running for that one. I couldn't believe it.

But I agree about learning to fall. I tried to tell him, but he ended up falling off a rail this evening and stuck his arms out. Now he has to go for xrays in the morning. I never used any safety equipment when I learned, but I now think he should have been wearing wrist guards (especially hitting the park). He couldn't even put his own shoes on when we left first aid.
01-17-2014 05:30 PM
chomps1211 AWESOME Jakay!!! My first two times on a board were the times I received my most painful injuries. Bad enough I had to convince the ski patrol I didn't need to be stretchered off the hill! Lol!

Like you, Regardless of those injuries, I still thought snowboarding was the funnest, coolest thing ever!!!! I was TOTALLY hooked! Went out and bought over a grand's worth of gear for my third time out!

Try to do better than I did tho in deciding what board to get. I listened to a less than knowledgable salesperson and had to learn how to ride on a board not really suited for me. It worked out ok, but may have made it harder than it needed to be.

One tip,... You didn't say whether it was a group or private lesson you were in. My first time boarding was in a group lesson. Pretty much next to worthless for teaching me much. 3-4 weeks or so later, got myself a good private lesson. That's when things really started to click!

Highly recommend you give that a try. (...if that lesson you had was private? Definitely look for a better instructor!)

Hang in there! Heaven Awaits!
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