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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 11:18 AM
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little bit of fear and apprehension is good, normal...one run down and you will forget all this stuff, enjoy it! count yourself extremely lucky
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Hit the gym a few times before you go.

Do squats, deadlifts, calf raises etc and make sure you properly stretch before you go riding. Will ease the pain alot.
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Yep. Preseason kettlebell swings and squats.
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Thank you for all the advice If i do this trip i will make sure i do plenty of stretches before and after I ride! Also with the real snow, will it make me ride faster? As i'm one of those riders who panics a bit when i go to fast haha.

Oh one more thing that's scaring me a bit is the whole chair lift thing! I've read so many horror stories about getting on and off these with a board... is it really that hard to do?
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these are the reasons I shred the wrod and days that arent great all season.

Nothing like being able to go all day pain free when its puking for 2 weeks straight in April.
Your a beast 'klinger. Rest when your dead. Good motto.
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Oh one more thing that's scaring me a bit is the whole chair lift thing! I've read so many horror stories about getting on and off these with a board... is it really that hard to do?
Depends on the chairlift. Getting on is easy, getting off can be combersome with some, e.g. if they have a little downward slope and bend right after getting off.
Newer ones have transmission at the stations thus they are slower at the stations and you have plenty time to get on/off. Older ones without transmission can be a bit of a hassle to get off, you need to skate away from the chair faster. Try to get the outer most seat the first time when you don't know yet how the upper station lookks like, so you can get out of the way and are not sqeezed inbetween ppl left and right. And do exercise skating. You're calmer if you know that you can tackle some meters downward without being strapped in with the hind leg.
T-bars are easier to get off but more challenging to stay on


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Most of these problems or concerns are things you'll master with experience. T-bars suck at first for sure you'll look like a hot mess the first few times on those, and probably the same on dismounting chairlifts but oh cares everyone's been there before and we all got past it, just enjoy yourself and don't overthink or worry. The snow in Austria is amazing, I'll be out riding Solden on Veterans Day weekend, and I rode Stubai Glacier last Monday.

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hahahaha lol we forgot about CHAIRLIFTS muwhahahahaah.

Own it. Conceive what the fuck is going on, and own it. Hesitation will spill you.

It isn't hard, but you can't let it get in your head.

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Thank you for all the advice If i do this trip i will make sure i do plenty of stretches before and after I ride! Also with the real snow, will it make me ride faster? As i'm one of those riders who panics a bit when i go to fast haha.

Oh one more thing that's scaring me a bit is the whole chair lift thing! I've read so many horror stories about getting on and off these with a board... is it really that hard to do?
The friends that you are going with, are they experienced riders or new like you? If they have experience with lifts then they will help you out no problem. If not, befriend someone that looks experienced and have them help you. Lifts can be dangerous if you don't have guidance or a little help the first few times. After you learn it, its a breeze.

As for real snow being fast or slow. Don't stress those little details. You'll adjust easily and you will have an amazing time!!!
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hahahaha lol we forgot about CHAIRLIFTS muwhahahahaah.

Own it. Conceive what the fuck is going on, and own it. Hesitation will spill you.

It isn't hard, but you can't let it get in your head.
Hell yeah....... OWN IT! Elbows out.......
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