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03-30-2014 02:49 PM
f00bar Ya, it's not a matter of wishing 'gotta go faster gotta go faster', it's more an issue of 'oh shit, too fast, this is gonna hurt'
03-30-2014 02:24 PM
Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
Also, speed scares the shit out of me. I know it's only 3 days of riding, so I'm not worried. But I totally fear getting speed, catching an edge and driving my face into the ground
take your time, let the speed come naturally as your confidence builds.

also be afraid of hooking your heel edge and falling backwards down the hill, those also hurt.
03-30-2014 01:08 PM
tannersdad You are right, it's only the third day. When you get more comfortable, the speeds will increase. Sounds like you are doing great and having fun! Thanks for the report.
03-29-2014 08:16 PM
f00bar Third time in 7 days, first with my son who didnt know I had gone the other two days. He took me to the bunny hill looking to teach me and then persisted to yell at me that I was going to hurt myself if I kept going down the hill rather than do his C turns and stopping lessons. I fessed up and we hezded to the rest of the mountain.

Day was slushy, in the high 40s following a solid day of rain. Definitely harder on my legs, but also way softer on the fall side. The big thing today really was that my son saw that I was doing heel to toe turns. As mentioned in a previous he has a bad habit of falling leafing his whole way down. Today he practiced his toe turns all day long. Was a huge improvement. Just took the old man risking life and limb to get it, not to mention a wad of cash

Things to note. I think I hate my boots. They are Burton Rulers. My right foot aches, my left one has some strange thing going on where all of a sudden it seems to lose all toe response. It's almost like if I stand on heel edge too long it goes all out of shape in the toe and won't respond as normal. shrug. strange.

Also, speed scares the shit out of me. I know it's only 3 days of riding, so I'm not worried. But I totally fear getting speed, catching an edge and driving my face into the ground
03-28-2014 08:11 AM
Originally Posted by f00bar View Post

So now I'm thinking I may not even bring my skis if the weather holds out for Sat. Was going to do a split day so I son didn't get bored with me. I think I may be able to put the skis away
LOL! Ditch the skis and work on your boarding. Your son can wait for you at the bottom of the hill. (Remind him that you had to wait on him once upon a time). Sounds like you are getting more pumped. It only gets better. Keep the reports coming and good luck!!

Make sure to take little breaks from time to time. When your brain tells your legs to do something and they don't listen, bad things start to happen.
03-27-2014 07:12 PM
wrathfuldeity Not a doc or rn...but in is an idea as we get older, we basically dry up and that if we don't use our joints, we don't push out or flush the old joint juices. Thus using our joints and drinking water helps to get new juice in the joints.
03-27-2014 07:05 PM
Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
sometimes being relaxed is actually easier.
good job.
Nobody wants to walk around like they can shit diamonds

I think it was a combination of not sure I was ready and the fact that I knew someone was critiquing me. More so the latter.

Oh, and the strange thing, my left knee hasn't felt this good in years

No idea what is wrong with it, it just creaks sometimes and while doesnt usually hurt it just kinda lets me know it's there all the time. Just figured I'm getting old. But now, nada. Feels great. Maybe the forced exercise on it did some good.
03-27-2014 06:28 PM
speedjason sometimes being relaxed is actually easier.
good job.
03-27-2014 05:05 PM
f00bar So yesterday I picked up my new gear. 2012 carbon credit and some burton bindings and boots.

I must have eaten something bad last night because I felt horrid in the morning so had to call in sick. Then I got better and thought the fresh air was needed in my recovery.

Hit the bunny slope, went pretty good. One bad spill that I will be feeling for a few days in my oblique. Getting off the lift was horrid without a stomp pad, I think that did more damage than anything.

So in the afternoon I sign up for a lesson. Did the wait until the last minute thing to show up and low and behold they've all left already and it turns into an hour private for $40. Given my ability I think it would have been anyway.

I tell her second day and on the first I ran from the big slope because I wasn't ready. Explain the conditions were much harder than today and she says that lift is closed anyway, lets go to the top and see what you can do.

So up we go, she goes down a bit and has me come down. And then the list of things wrong starts.... And what a list. The hilights:

1. Way too tense and i look like I'm fearing for my life.
2. shoulders are the typical like a skier.
3. looking down at the board not where i want to go.
4. legs and ankles are chattering all over.
5. leaning back at times.

Kinda like the typical 'how am i doing thread on here' She did say I had a pretty good heel to toe transition. Maybe that was just pitty tho.

Anyway, so off we go doing S turns that traverse the entire width and almost immediately with her direction I feel myself getting better and more confident. The biggy was when she explained the exact movements of toe and heel of each foot as i transition toe/heel and vice versa. Towards the end she worked on stance going through the turns.

Towards the bottom she could tell I was getting tired and said I still had 15 minutes but it was up to me. Said I was going to quit on a high note and my expectations were WAY exceeded, which they were.

Of course in the lodge after 15 minutes I headed up one more time. A little steeper slope (never seemed that way following my son on skis), but I totally handled it for the most part. Again, my legs were burning the last part. But I was happy.

So now I'm thinking I may not even bring my skis if the weather holds out for Sat. Was going to do a split day so I son didn't get bored with me. I think I may be able to put the skis away
03-24-2014 11:44 PM
EatRideSleep Great update, glad to hear you and your daughter are stoked!
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