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Old 01-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update!

Ha yeah, I did a lot of flopping around like an idiot, too, my first time out. (Actually, it was more like sliding and slamming down an icy blue run at night - which for some reason my friends thought would be fine for my first run and first time out! The memory of that icy run still haunts me...)

You and your friend are smart to have gotten a lesson

Hope the pain has subsided and that you get out there again and have even more fun.

Oh, and if you haven't already, definitely check out Snowolf's videos. I think they're in the Tips, Tricks subforum here and sticky'd. If you do a search you'll be able to find them. He may cover ways to get up.
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Sounds like you had a great first day!

I too, (and still sometimes) flop around like an idiot. My first run was very similar to Eats'... my friend took me on a steep blue (well as steep as you can get in Ontario lol), icy run and though I was gonna die. I made it down like 10 mins later, after falling so much on my butt doing "the falling leaf"... fun times hehe.

Remember to always stretch before you start boarding and after a day on the slopes, get in a hot tob if you can (hot bath or shower will be just as good) and apply ice to swollen areas if any, or I like using Rub A535.
OUCH i fell bad for you guys.thanks for the output
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Good luck with it all antiflame. I remember my first day (and it was painful but fun.) I was so scared even of the steepness of the beginners run and couldn't conceive it possible that one day I would be one of those guys tearing down the mountain. 8 years later every day out is still a learning experience but so much fun is being had tearing it up.
One thing I remember from learning is that after a few days I went to a different mountain that had a very wide and gentle beginners slope with good snow cover. (It also had a slightly difficult aspect at the top to get to it which helped with the learning also). The big wide slope allowed me plenty of time to do big wide turns and set up for the next turn without pressure. I improved dramatically just by having this space which gave me confidence to then try blue runs.

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome. I'm still really new myself. Only been at this 2 years now and not nearly as many days a season as many on this site (I'm not so secretly jealous of them all).
My first experience was rough too. Almost caught a concussion coming down a green too fast and taking some BAD tumbles. I had taken one lesson taught by a kid that couldn't have been older than about 16 who shouldn't have been trying to teach anyone. Tried to teach me and my cousin the foot flexing technique (press down on this toes while lifting that heel, then lift this toe and press that heel). After that I have pretty much been taught solely by way of watching Youtube videos and reading comments on sites like this. Its helped me out enough to be able to comfortably ride down any blues I've come across in the Vermont and Maine resorts I've been too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hang in there!

Things never change - when i started 22 years ago, the experience was the same - get up, fall on you ass, repeat. Some padding in the back of your pants helps.

It gets a lot easier after about the fourth day and the learning curve is a lot quicker than skiing. I helps to warm up on the bunny slope with basic moves - ollies, wheelies, tail/nose roles - the helps with board control and is a good warmup.

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I learned the same time frame as ya, but my mistake is. I thought it was like skateboarding but very far asides stance. I hit my head just as hard enough for me to get a helmet for safety reasons, and no I did not get any lessons. I did my YouTube action and from their I'm a fast learner. It's fun but dangerous, I'm hooked to this sport and invested in a gear for next season. I would need to warm up once more once next season starts. But yes that's the key. Fall and be right back.




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this is my report of my first time snowboarding.I went to snowboarding at spring hill,mantioba.i went with my friend,his brother and his brothers friends.me and my friend are beginners so we got lesson but it wasn't til 12:30 so from 10:00 to 12:00 we were flopping around like idiots.after the lesson i could keep my balance with the toes up technique.my only downside is getting up when i fall.i found another way of getting up but i doesn't work if your on a steep run.all in all it was fun and pumped for the next time i go,even though i'm in pain right now.
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more lessons = less carnage = fact

spendy, but compare it with a broken...spirit. (bones heal, lol)
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sounds like you had a much better first day than I did 2 years ago... my girlfriend thought it would be funny to get me on the lift by myself without telling or showing me the technique of getting off.
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Hope you didn't fracture a tail bone doing that, o where u talking to me? or the guy that made this thread lol

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Sounds like you had a much better first day than I did 2 years ago... my girlfriend thought it would be funny to get me on the lift by myself without telling or showing me the technique of getting off.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Oh, sounds like you really had a great time as first timer. I could even remember myself as a first timer then, so scared, painful yet had so much fun.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Oh, sounds like you really had a great time as first timer. I could even remember myself as a first timer then, so scared, painful yet had so much fun.
excellent first post. welcome to the forum necromancer.
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