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Ok, today was my first time boarding. I snowboarded for 6 hrs straight.
So.... I'm kinda bummed because all I was able to do was go down some blues and black diamonds. I was hoping for at least some jumps, but eh. By the way, I did not slide down the blacks and blues on my butt. I taught myself how to turn and I must say, I've gotten quite proficient at it! I can link turns, as they call it.
I'm kinda proud of myself but kinda not. At least I can prove to my friend, who doubted me, that I can atleast snowboard.

How did I do my first day? I was expecting to hit some jumps and rails but all I could do was some lousy hills.
What are your thoughts?
My parents thought I did good, but they don't know anything about snowboarding.

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P.S: I'm not 'fishing' for compliments. I want actual advice on what I should learn next, etc.
If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? If you're really linking turns on blues and black diamonds . The way I see it, perfect your fundamentals before attempting jumps and terrain parks.
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Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Also, Elvin, what other fundamentals should I learn? Could you please give me examples?

P.S: I'm 14
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Good for ya, but ur not going to be linking turns on a black out here on day 1. I'd hazard to say our bunny hill might equal a blue/black at your hill but idk.
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Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Also, Elvin, what other fundamentals should I learn? Could you please give me examples?

P.S: I'm 14
if you need to ask, you are not ready.
post a video of you riding so people can stop giving you crap.
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I can see someone getting down the runs there on day one, nice job. As stated previously try to improve on the basic skills before moving on.
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I'll post a video of me riding as soon as I can. The thing is, I don't live near a mountain. It's a 4 hour drive away.
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I'm a beginner as well. I'm trying to understand how you're able to link turns on blues and blacks but can't stop on your toe edge?
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I'm a beginner as well. I'm trying to understand how you're able to link turns on blues and blacks but can't stop on your toe edge?
To be fair, he didn't claim to link turns on the blues & blacks. (he said he taught himself how to turn on greens and that "he was quite proficient!") On the blues & blacks? He said he "Garlanded" his way down! Which, if you aren't able to link a turn from heel to toe on a steep? Really means he sideslipped his way down, doing garlands from side to side of the run on his heel edge!

All of which? I still call BS on! As this can attest;
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Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Also, Elvin, what other fundamentals should I learn? Could you please give me examples?

P.S: I'm 14
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if you need to ask, you are not ready.
post a video of you riding so people can stop giving you crap.
...what other fundamentals?????? How about ANY fundamentals for starters??? You can link a turn?? Wow!! So can I!!! And I can do it at speed on a steep run and stop on my heel or toes, go switch, and ride off in a completely new direction if necessary!! Doesn't mean I'm good to go in the park or off any jumps! Hell! Just because I can do that on a MI. black run, doesn't necessarily mean I'd manage OK on some big mt. blacks or even some of their blues!!!

Get a clue kid!


...but on the off,.. OFF chance you are not a troll? If you are really 14 and just all excited and pumped that you survived your side slip down a black run???

Learn how to ride right and safe. Then ask how to go about progressing into the park & jumps! Do that and ppl here will give you all the help they can to get you there!


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I didn't mean to say garlands. Since I'm still a beginner, I get my vocabulary mixed up. This is how I went down the slope: Since I'm goofy, to turn right I would put pressure on my heel side edge and kinda push my left foot forward. I would do the opposite to turn left, I.e: put pressure on my toe side edge and kind of pushing my left foot backwards, like when I push myself on a snowboard.
I can find the proper vocabulary so I just decided to explain it.
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