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|01-27-2012 01:40 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Also, a lot of people knock group lessons, but I actually really liked group lessons for the first few times I went out. It gave me a chance to watch what other people at my level were doing wrong and made me realize that I wasn't the only one out there who found it tough starting out. And the more frequent breaks meant I did not tire out as quickly. Now that I'm linking turns and tackling blue runs and need more one-on-one time from a lesson, I do private lessons but I still think the group lessons were the best thing for me starting out. And most places run really good deals on group lessons for getting started with boarding that might even save you money compared to getting just a lift ticket and rentals for you (especially this month, this is the last weekend you can get the "learn a snowsport" deals!).
|01-27-2012 01:24 PM|
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
Resorts are offering deals for lessons, etc. Grab it while you can. That way you can ride while she lessons
|01-26-2012 03:17 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|01-26-2012 02:16 AM|
|dskache||Dont got together untill you both can make it down the hill. See if she has a friend that wants to learn and have them do lessons together while you do your own thing(saves you from arguing about oh you left me on the hill i thought we were doing this together) Check up on them. You can sneak up the bunnies and spray the people with nice cold snow for the hell of it cause i find some kind of inner evil satisfaction from it too:\.|
|01-25-2012 09:19 PM|
In the end it reminds me of when my father always forced baseball advice/practice down my throat. He was a knowledgeable person about it, I just didn't listen as well because I didn't feel like hearing it from him. It's not done consciously but it happens regardless.
|01-25-2012 08:24 PM|
We will get lessons
I am taking everyting in this thread into consideration, but she wants me to teach her one last time. I dont plan on boarding that day, ill just stay on the buny
|01-25-2012 07:12 PM|
you're just going to waste another day on suck.
if you're that stubborn then you deserve what you get, and if you're so broke that you or her can't afford a lesson then you shouldn't really be snowboarding
get a grip kid
|01-25-2012 06:44 PM|
I will take one day and go back to the basics, starting from skating, gliding, and 1footed strapped in basic turns
Once i feel like shes progressing in these areas, well go a bit faster with gliding and strap the other foot on for 2 footed turns/stops and garlands
We plan on going again next tues... In the mean time ill have her do some exercised to strengthen her leg muscles some
|01-24-2012 09:59 AM|
I have to agree with what these guys are telling you. The lessons are SO worth it. SHe'll learn faster, and you'll both have way more fun. I'm a full time instructor and staff trainer and see the same thing all the time. Where are you located? I work at Sugarbush, (an hour from Killington). If you're ever going to be up this way let me know. The biggest thing to remember is that its supposed to be fun. If she's not having fun she won't learn anything nor will she want to try again. Best of luck to you guys!
|01-24-2012 06:42 AM|
Get her a lesson. Teaching your significant other is a challenge because it sets up a power struggle in the relationship. Doing that will ruin a good relationship and make a bad relationship worse. I've seen it wreck tons of relationships. Better to get her some lessons or split the cost on an all women's program. Long term, you'll both be happier. Short term, at the end of the day you'll be able to sleep in the same bed that night.
I've been teaching snowboarding for 12 years, AASI Level III certified, and staff trainer at a mountain for 7years. Last season my gf wanted to learn how to snowboard and asked me to teach her and her friend and I refused. She was annoyed but got over it when she and her friend were in a lesson and saw a couple yelling at each other on the bunny slope. Now, the only teaching I give her are advice when she asks for it.
She's improving, we have fun riding together all day, and can still stand to look at each other at the bar after a day of riding.
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