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04-09-2012 09:23 AM
Donutz That's group lessons, which is not what my wife was looking for. However, I think I'd take one of those next season whenever we're back up in Whistler. I think there are benefits to riding in a group - at least at advanced levels. For one thing, you tend to 'push' each other. (Of course I say this never having tried it )
04-09-2012 09:16 AM
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Congrats on the breakthrough! Sounds a lot like what I recommended to you in that other thread. As you learn to just be more dynamic in your riding, these turns can be opened up a bit more to be these shallower open ended S turns. In avalanche terrain, the full C turn can get you killed.
It pretty much is. But as you say, there's a difference between talking about it and seeing it. Or having someone watch you and comment.

Also, and I think this is an underappreciated aspect of lessons, just following the instructor and learning the best path for handling the terrain is a huge win.
04-09-2012 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
...Anyway, took maybe 10 minutes to get me doing it right and the difference was immediate and very very gratifying. I could feel the difference going down Sterns. Way more control. That paid for the whole lesson, and everything else after that was bonus as far as I was concerned.

Most of the rest of the lesson was about finding new runs and trails on Seymour.

Anyway, I'm a fan of lessons. At least one per year. And I'll be doing another at the beginning of next season (assuming we get a season ) just to get a refresher.
!!Congrat's!! It feels amazing to get past that feeling of "Just Can't Get This!!!" doesn't it?

I did the same sorta thing this season for riding switch! I was OK @ getting reversed & riding it out straight, but I could only go for a heel side turn while switch. EVERY time I tried to go toe side, "WIPE OUT"!!! !!Every Freakin' Time"!!!

The day before the end of my Vacation, I took a lesson,.. Just one hour,.. after that & after getting a few really good tips from the instructor,.. My next time out I was doing the local blues riding them switch from top to bottom!! (HOT DAMN!! & Yippie!!)

Three days riding later & I was confidant enough to go for some moving "Spins" Genuine Spins! Not just linked 180's!! Did them CW & CCW without crashing ONCE!!!!! (...I now know that those are some "Basic Buttering" moves!!!)

I'm with you,.. When your Stuck?,.. (..or "Suck"!! ) Lessons RULE!!
04-08-2012 09:17 PM
gjsnowboarder Its half of an s-turn.
04-08-2012 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
what the fuck is a C turn?
Its a Canook turn eh.
04-08-2012 07:21 PM
dreampow sweet I had planned to take a lesson this year but just too much powder on offer

will go for one next year
04-08-2012 07:08 PM
ShredLife what the fuck is a C turn?
04-08-2012 07:07 PM
skip11 Whistler Blackcomb - Snow School - Max 4 Group Lessons
04-08-2012 07:06 PM
skip11 No, the MAX4 lesson is way cheaper. I think it's only 180ish for whole day.
04-08-2012 07:05 PM
Donutz $430 for 3 hours. Ummmmmmm.....
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