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Here's a few pointers in case you're seriously asking for advice:

- Being able to do proper turns on your first day is not uncommon, but it's a good start. Doing blues and blacks on your first day is cool and all, but that's really not the point (nor is proving your friend wrong for that matter). I would stick to the greens for a little while longer.

- Make sure you're able to check your speed. You have to be able to come to a complete stop quickly even when going at full speed. There's nothing more annoying than riders going at it completely out of control.

- Work on shortening the time (and distance) it takes to go from heel to toe. With time, you should be able to shift your weight very quickly and be able to adjust your line as needed.

- If you want to start doing jumps, stick to the green slopes and look for the small kickers on the side. Go slowly at first, only to get a feel for them, and adjust your speed as needed until you start getting a bit of air. Don't try to pop them.

- If you absolutely must insist on doing rails, stick to boxes and tables (the shorter and lower the better) and avoid anything that's round in any way (pipes, tubes, etc.). Wear a helmet and never EVER try to purposely get off early.

That's all I have for now. Oh and don't forget to have fun. You sound like you're taking yourself waaay too seriously out there. Remember what you're really doing is just playing in the snow.


PS: Hi everyone else! This being my first post, I tried to avoid being a jerk.
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Troll trolls the troll's troll?????????




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Thanks for actual advice. I appreciate it.
I can stop at moderate speeds(not fast speeds; I can stop using my heel edge, haven't mastered my toe edge though) and I can control my speed (I think garlands is what I do, I just watched others do it :P). I wasn't joking about completing the black though. I actually did go down without sliding down on my butt, side-slipping or going out off control.
Anyways, I'll listen to your advice.Thanks for not being a jerk.
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You're "proficiant" at linking turns,.. as we call it? But you can't stop on your toe side? You "made it" down a black by doing garlands? And you thought you should be doing jumps and rails??????


And you're upset cuz we're being jerks? Not taking you seriously?


Do you even have half a clue how ridiculous you sound? Or how disrespectful that attitude was/is to people who have actually put in hour upon hour over the course of years perfecting their riding???

If, on your first day on a board, you managed to link a few turns on a green run. Managed not to injure yourself or anybody else. Then you did OK! Better than many. BUT, based on your own description of your ability,.. You are NOT proficient at anything! (...except maybe running off at the mouth and pumping your own ego!)

When you can point that board straight down those blacks instead of falling leaf your way down,.. At speed, turn heel or toe at will, AND stop on whatever edge you need to, when you need to, speed up or slow down to manuever around the gapers?

Then, you can rightfully claim you are "In Control" and maybe call youself proficient!

Until then, if you aren't actually a troll? You're a cocky, clueless NooB who will likely hurt himself or someone else! Learn a little something before bragging about what hot shit you are!



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You all are still only doing tripple corks??

Didn't you hear? my first day out, I landed a quad cork, and the only reason i missed the olympics/x games this year is because they said that the world wasnt ready...
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Geeze louise guys give the poor kid a break. I'm just imagining this conversation in real life... a bunch of adults in a room giving some teenager shit for being too excited about his first day on the slopes.
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k...miniC...where did ya ride this black?


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My first day snowboarding! How was my progression?

sorry but u don't believe you for one second. linking turns your first day on black runs that you rode down. sorry but your full of shit. idc how closely you're related to superman.


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k...miniC...where did ya ride this black?
I went to Appalachian Ski Mtn., NC.
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I went to Appalachian Ski Mtn., NC.
I live in central NC and ride App. a lot. If you have not already tried them, I would suggest Beech Mtn. and Wintergreen in Va. Much better runs and conditions. Don`t worry about the negative feedback, but do listen to the good advice that was shared here. The best way to get good at ANYTHING is to do it as often as you can. So keep riding and don`t worry about how good or bad you`re doing. (Or what others think for that matter)
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