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01-30-2014 04:47 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by trapper View Post
There is a little devil inside of me that is waiting to see his reaction to not getting it the first time though.
been there done that. was fun till my friends kept getting on the lift STILL thinking they gonna be like a pro in an hour.
someone just never want to accept the truth.
I shouldve video recorded my buddies. it was hilarious. they just do chicken dance all the way down while falling on their asses continuously.
01-30-2014 04:00 PM
trapper It's all good. I just hope that he doesn't hurt himself seriously and has a good time even if he doesn't pick it up right away. I want people who go snowboarding with me to have positive experiences with it you know?

There is a little devil inside of me that is waiting to see his reaction to not getting it the first time though.
01-30-2014 03:58 PM
madmax
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Already tried to tell him that, he just rolled his eyes at me. Oh well...
Some people just want to learn the hard way. A few good spills and he'll be more eager to listen, that or he'll just go get a beer.
01-30-2014 03:56 PM
trapper
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make sure teach him how to fall the first thing so he will not quit after an hour because his wrists were hurting.
Already tried to tell him that, he just rolled his eyes at me. Oh well...
01-30-2014 03:32 PM
Varza
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There's ONE person I've boarded with that was able to "get it" in one evening.

He used to do a lot of slalom water skiing, and must have had really good instinct for the board control. I took him out to a hill in Ontario and we spent a few minutes working on edge control, and within a couple runs he was able to transition from edge to edge, and by the end of the evening he could actually ride a run reasonably well!

But for every good one, I've known 10 that have said they were going to "try some 360s in the half pipe" on their first day. YEAH.
Yes, some types previous experience transfer better than others. I never could get up on a slalom ski, but then again I didn't keep trying for too long (expensive!). Now that I can <kinda> snowboard, I wonder if I shouldn't go back to it and maybe I'll get it this time. I could water ski (on normal skis) and as I've progressed at snowboarding I notice how the edge "feel" is similar. My plan for when I'm old and made of money is to wakeboard in summer to hopefully keep the snowboarding skills up for winter ^^
01-30-2014 02:55 PM
speedjason
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So I'm taking my buddy from work snowboarding for the first time tomorrow night. I've tried suggesting for him to look at just a few beginner videos before we go but for some weird reason he refuses. He's convinced he's going to get it right away and be able to handle all the runs I would normally do. Granted, he's a good athlete and all, but I just have a feeling this is not going to go how he's planning it to.
make sure teach him how to fall the first thing so he will not quit after an hour because his wrists were hurting.
01-30-2014 02:44 PM
poutanen
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So I'm taking my buddy from work snowboarding for the first time tomorrow night. I've tried suggesting for him to look at just a few beginner videos before we go but for some weird reason he refuses. He's convinced he's going to get it right away and be able to handle all the runs I would normally do. Granted, he's a good athlete and all, but I just have a feeling this is not going to go how he's planning it to.
There's ONE person I've boarded with that was able to "get it" in one evening.

He used to do a lot of slalom water skiing, and must have had really good instinct for the board control. I took him out to a hill in Ontario and we spent a few minutes working on edge control, and within a couple runs he was able to transition from edge to edge, and by the end of the evening he could actually ride a run reasonably well!

But for every good one, I've known 10 that have said they were going to "try some 360s in the half pipe" on their first day. YEAH.
01-30-2014 02:31 PM
trapper
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I filed it away as a possibility. What time?
I'll text you so as not to clog up the thread.
01-30-2014 02:29 PM
sabatoa
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You can come with us if you want, but I won't be able to ride with you the whole time I'm assuming. Just headed to Cannonsburg.
I filed it away as a possibility. What time?
01-30-2014 02:24 PM
trapper
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oh boy. Record him for the lols
You can come with us if you want, but I won't be able to ride with you the whole time I'm assuming. Just headed to Cannonsburg.
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