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09-23-2012 05:29 PM
Crono139 It all starts from the braking position, IMO.
09-22-2012 02:11 PM
slyder Azzpadz

One of the veteran members has some great videos here take a look well worth your time.
Learn to Snowboard--Snowolf

I would also take a peek at videos on and watch as many as Learn to snowboard videos as you can handle. This will familiarize yourself with the movements. Then blend all that info into what works for you and what you can recall from that overload of info.

A good lesson as well. I didn't and did fine, lots of ass time, but I got it. I bought pads after the pain, take our word buy the pads first.

Good luck and keep us updated on how your doing. 45 yr and this will be my 4th season on a board.
09-22-2012 01:56 PM
Optikal_Illuzion Like everyone else has said so far, get lessons, and also get something to save your bum and wear wrist guards because you will be falling ALOT! If you want to keep boarding you dont want a broken coccyx or wrist to get in the way of the season...
09-19-2012 10:38 AM
Kapn.K I've read that Ride and Burton made an MHL board.
You'll eventually need a helmet but you "may" be ok without for your 1st time. I say this because you'll probably be falling down before you get much speed. And often. I had one really bad spill after I was skilled enough to haul ass. It rung me. That's when I got a helmet. It's just piece of mind. If you have one already, wear it. Wrists...never used them or any of the other gear for that matter.
Take a lesson or two. You'll be glad you did. I taught myself and it took two half weeks on two different trips(I skied the first half and tried boarding the second part). By the end of the second trip, I could get down a run. The lessons pay for themselves in time spent actually riding.
09-19-2012 10:24 AM
sabatoa Welcome to the sport and to the forum!

I'm 35 now and entering my 3rd season this year so the pain you'll soon experience is still fresh in my mind. haha

Stick with it though. The first few times on the mountain will be a lot of falling. Just know that and learn to be okay with it. It'll come though and before you know it you'll be killing it out there and you'll wonder how you went your whole life without riding.

Like others said, get lessons. At least one. It's worth the money.

Also, the Michigan thread is very active during the season so go ahead and introduce yourself to the guys there. They're going to be a wealth of info on Michigan riding for you.
09-19-2012 10:11 AM
Timberline Impact shorts and helmets will be there for you even when you're getting pretty good; when I try new types of rails or if it's icy that day I use my shorts just because I've broken my tail bone 2 times and fractued it once so they're definitely something to look into but try to buy local so you can try them on, not every short fits everyone the same way
09-18-2012 07:09 PM
Originally Posted by Kobanewbie View Post
Yes I can do that post some pics, once I figure ou how to do so. Which is easier to post with a camera phone or using a camra?

I forgot to mention I am 34years old so I do want to take it easy and as precatious as possible, by wearing a helmet, and wrist guards. Anything else that can be thought of to help.
Helmet . Wrist guards, meh.

Impact shorts with tailbone protection is a good idea, especially if you're riding icy conditions .
09-18-2012 02:26 PM
DanX My buddy got a Miller Lite board a year or two ago from a local bar and he's ridden it a few times and got down the mountain just fine.
09-18-2012 01:51 PM
snowklinger I wonder if its the same Sims Patron I have at work. Some of these boards are novelty with no real structure to them not meant to be ridden - careful.
09-18-2012 06:50 AM
Frozen Posting pics is a huge bitch. Poutanen showed me how to do it. First you have to get a photobucket account and upload the pictures there. Cell phone works fine as a camera. Then scroll over the image and you should get this box called IMG code. Just copy and paste that shit into the body of your text and you're good to go. There's probably a better way to do it and I'd be happy to hear it.
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