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AntiLame 12-31-2012 01:21 PM

first time snowboarding
 
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.

GnarlyBro 12-31-2012 01:25 PM

Sick! Welcome to the lifestyle, Snowboarding eventually takes over your life, but its the greatest thing in the world

EatRideSleep 01-01-2013 12:54 PM

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:thumbsup:

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.

Optikal_Illuzion 01-01-2013 01:05 PM

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.

EatRideSleep 01-01-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Optikal_Illuzion (Post 559648)
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...

After that kind of intro and near death experience, it's amazing that somehow there was a decision to go out a second time, right? I think of that occasionally.

Optikal_Illuzion 01-01-2013 01:31 PM

It does amaze me. I can't believe I'm still boarding even though I took last season off for a broken tailbone, a sweet concussion and whiplash!

Be prepared for a world of pain lol

EatRideSleep 01-01-2013 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Optikal_Illuzion (Post 559659)
It does amaze me. I can't believe I'm still boarding even though I took last season off for a broken tailbone, a sweet concussion and whiplash!

Be prepared for a world of pain lol

Yikes. I hope(?) that was a one and done trifecta and not 3 isolated events?

True, but the world of pain is mitigated by the world of fun so we continue on.

Hope this season is better for you, Optikal!

slyder 01-01-2013 01:49 PM

It never stops to amaze me that friends take their "never ever boarded" before friends down runs that they have no business being on...In addition that friends better judgement saying "I'm not going on that run wheres the bunny or beginner hill"

I'm glad you enjoyed it and are starting off on a better foot after the lesson. Stick with it it does get easier as you already know.

Optikal_Illuzion 01-01-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by EatRideSleep (Post 559663)
Yikes. I hope(?) that was a one and done trifecta and not 3 isolated events?

True, but the world of pain is mitigated by the world of fun so we continue on.

Hope this season is better for you, Optikal!

Yes, it happened all at once. I got the concussion and whiplash from breaking my tailbone :dizzy: (I fell really hard, didnt hit my head but my friend said I was out cold after the wind got knocked out of me from falling so hard on my butt).

But yes, you gotta play through the pain, because it's the flying feeling that I'm chasing! :laugh:

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Originally Posted by slyder (Post 559665)
In addition that friends better judgement saying "I'm not going on that run wheres the bunny or beginner hill"

I actually did ask my friends this, but it was my first time on a hill and all the other runs around were blacks. So, once your up there you have to get down somehow....:dunno:

EatRideSleep 01-01-2013 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by slyder (Post 559665)
It never stops to amaze me that friends take their "never ever boarded" before friends down runs that they have no business being on...In addition that friends better judgement saying "I'm not going on that run wheres the bunny or beginner hill"

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Originally Posted by Optikal_Illuzion (Post 559668)
I actually did ask my friends this, but it was my first time on a hill and all the other runs around were blacks. So, once your up there you have to get down somehow....:dunno:

I hoped that trend of friends taking friends down runs like that mostly died out by now!

For me, I didn't know what a bunny hill was or a blue square for that matter. Or that night riding on the east coast = ice. My friends and I were young teenagers. They had been snowboarding before so I deferred to them and their direction. They assumed that because I'm athletic I'd be fine. So that's how it went.

Like Optikal said, you have to get down somehow. In fact that was all I was thinking as I pinballed my way down.


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