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03-20-2014 12:27 AM
ThredJack
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
On the back of the binding there should be a piece that goes up and down called the forward lean. By lowering it, and locking it lower it will force your knee to bend automatically. Helps with initiating turns easier.
Really? I'll definitely have to adjust that, thank you!
03-20-2014 12:08 AM
ridinbend
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Yeah. He had me try both. I felt(and did) better goofy, so he kept me that way.

Now if only I could learn to keep my back knee bent, I'd be able to turn without falling....
On the back of the binding there should be a piece that goes up and down called the forward lean. By lowering it, and locking it lower it will force your knee to bend automatically. Helps with initiating turns easier.
03-19-2014 11:30 PM
EatRideSleep
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Well, I'd consider today a success. I sucked, but I had fun. The lesson was at 10 am, and then I stayed out until almost 6 pm. I will try and go back at least once more before they close. In fact I want to go back tomorrow, if I feel up to it.

On my way down the mountain coming home, I decided to check out The Loft(Ski and Snowboard shop). Even splurged, and bought a used pair of 32 boots for $20, And a used K2 Brigade board w/ bindings for $150. So no need to save for gear, just a season pass.

I'd say I'm hooked. Now my goal is to tear the bunny slope a new one.
Excellent update! If you plan on riding at least 4x in the next 4wks and enjoy that mountain, consider their Value Pass ($199), as it will pay for itself in about 4 trips. If you purchase it now for next season, it's valid now through the end of this season. It's the best season pass deal for the Poconos.
03-19-2014 08:53 PM
ThredJack
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cool, so were you goofy after all?
Yeah. He had me try both. I felt(and did) better goofy, so he kept me that way.

Now if only I could learn to keep my back knee bent, I'd be able to turn without falling....
03-19-2014 08:29 PM
CassMT cool, so were you goofy after all?
03-19-2014 08:22 PM
ThredJack Well, I'd consider today a success. I sucked, but I had fun. The lesson was at 10 am, and then I stayed out until almost 6 pm. I will try and go back at least once more before they close. In fact I want to go back tomorrow, if I feel up to it.

On my way down the mountain coming home, I decided to check out The Loft(Ski and Snowboard shop). Even splurged, and bought a used pair of 32 boots for $20, And a used K2 Brigade board w/ bindings for $150. So no need to save for gear, just a season pass.

I'd say I'm hooked. Now my goal is to tear the bunny slope a new one.
03-19-2014 12:34 AM
wrathfuldeity Oh ya...forgot...first...NOW...learn how to fall...I'd imagine you kind of do since you skate...but...refer to this recent thread

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/wel...xpectancy.html
03-18-2014 10:59 PM
ThredJack
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perennial hot topic question.. you gotta feel it out, some ppl skate goofy and board reg, and vice versa. i'd probably start off with your skate stance, and if you find yourself feelong more natural fakie just switch it around real quick
That's a good idea. Though for some reason, when I imagine myself riding, I'm always riding goofy. But that probably doesn't matter. I mean, if imagination counted I'd have won gold in Sochi, not Sage.
03-18-2014 10:44 PM
CassMT
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All this skate talk actually brings up another question. I skate regular, mostly cause everyone else I knew did, and I never thought to try any different. But I found some of those "footedness tests" and every time I've tried them, it comes out as goofy. Should I change, or just go with my skate stance?
perennial hot topic question.. you gotta feel it out, some ppl skate goofy and board reg, and vice versa. i'd probably start off with your skate stance, and if you find yourself feelong more natural fakie just switch it around real quick
03-18-2014 10:36 PM
EatRideSleep Can't help you with what to expect from a first/beginner lesson as I never had one, but the staff there is professional and friendly. Consider tipping your instructor if you enjoyed the lesson.

There's a bunny hill you can take to lifts on the other side of the mtn from the main base area so I've been on that one (looker's left). It's wide and open with a gentle slope. Don't know how it compares to the bunny hills near the learning area however (looker's right).

As already mentioned, ride as much as you can before the season ends. You'll have that much more experience for the start of next season.

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This. This is what I will do. I might even go one other day this week. (I'll avoid weekends, and all their craziness, for now)

We'll see. If I feel comfortable enough, I might try one of the blues.
I may go Thurs. Shoot me a PM if you'll be there. I'd be happy to take a couple runs with you, especially if you want to try one of the blues.
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