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02-25-2014 12:34 PM
sturn Thanks guys. I will think about all possibilities.
02-23-2014 03:06 AM
timmytard Get a longboard, a long skateboard.

It doesn't have to be fancy, you can even make your own.

Loosen up the front truck, so it feels a little squirrely.

Just get used to the back & forth motion of carving.

Ride it often & you'll shit your pants at how much you've improved snowboarding.

without actually snowboarding.

02-22-2014 08:34 PM
Argo Find a hot chick that's better than you and chase her ass down the hill. Following a chick while they twist their hips back and forth is not a bad day.
02-22-2014 08:29 PM
Originally Posted by CassMT View Post'll never catch guys who have been riding 20 yrs if you only have a few days a year to learn, so shine 'em, go have fun
ditto....just go have fun by yourself and perhaps find someone on the hill to follow around.
02-22-2014 07:30 PM
CassMT'll never catch guys who have been riding 20 yrs if you only have a few days a year to learn, so shine 'em, go have fun
02-22-2014 07:16 PM
F1EA If you had only 4 days a year with experience to ride hardcore terrain... would you spend it on a green run?

You should ride by yourself until you learn to at least handle their terrain without fearing for your life. Take a lesson and go by yourself as much as you can....

Riding alone is not that bad.
02-22-2014 06:15 PM
DevilWithin Just ditch them and hit the greens / blues until you get more experience and build up your confidence. Also, save up for a lesson like others suggested. Riding indoors is better than not riding, so any practice helps. Do whatever you can.
02-22-2014 06:07 PM
Kenai This is a group dynamics problem, not a snowboarding problem. As Cass said, your co-workers sound like dicks. You are not at their level and it doesn't sound like you are progressing and/or enjoying getting pushed by them.

So, your options are to get more practice on your own so you can improve; putting up with their antics and riding with them despite the position it puts you in; or telling them to fuck off and getting in the practice you need on your group trips.
02-22-2014 05:55 PM
CassMT your friends sound like dicks!

yes to lessons and find someone to ride with who is just a bit better than you, or ride a lone, with a phone, and a helmet
02-22-2014 05:02 PM
DToay34 I would just ride by myself for a few days until you get more comfortable on your board. Don't go on any slopes you're not ready for yet. It's not fun going alone at times, but at least you won't kill yourself. A few good days of practicing will allow you to go with your friends on basically every run. You won't be as fast as them, but you'll make it down without injuring yourself and still have a good time.
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