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Old 02-18-2014, 07:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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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!



....not to be a Jerk or anything!

haha nicely worded lol. i call bull shit too.

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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;




...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!


....but I won't be holding my breath!



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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.


Ok my advice, because you admitted you are 14 i dont believe in needlessly insulting kids, is that you probably have no clue what you are doing and if you self taught yourself the stuff you are "claiming" to do you probably are doing them all completely wrong and are not building any type of skill set to progress on.

If you actually want to learn to ride decently, check the "i am such a great snowboarder after day 1" at the gate and go take a lesson or two. really. Then once you take a level 1-2/3 lesson and actually learn how to do it correctly we can talk about progression. You dont belong anywhere near the park or any rails and jumps yet. so please dont get in everyones way thanks.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #32 (permalink)
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man, aren't we harsh people.
anyways, no its not impossible for someone to link turns on their first day. I've seen people swinging their arms to link turns. I've seen people kicking around their back feet to link turns. there are many ways to link turns but if you wanna be good at it, you will know how to initiate turns with front foot and how to use the fore-aft motion. the key is make turns without loosing momentum.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:41 PM   #33 (permalink)
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the key is make turns without loosing momentum.
So are you saying that actually linked turns are completed without losing speed/momentum? When I "linked turns", I slightly slowed myself down in the process. That's not how it's done, is it?
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So are you saying that actually linked turns are completed without losing speed/momentum? When I "linked turns", I slightly slowed myself down in the process. That's not how it's done, is it?
A good snowboarder can link turns without losing momentum, but for a newb you would lose it because your not proficient with it. My son also can link turns on his first day(after lesson) but slow. He took two lessons and can ride down a blue run either slow linking turns or heelslides when he panics. Obviously more time on the mountain will further your progression. Have fun and goodluck.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #35 (permalink)
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So are you saying that actually linked turns are completed without losing speed/momentum? When I "linked turns", I slightly slowed myself down in the process. That's not how it's done, is it?
properly linked turns you dont even lose momentum. yes it takes a couple days to make turns but it takes many more to perfect it.

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:45 PM   #36 (permalink)
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man, aren't we harsh people.
anyways, no its not impossible for someone to link turns on their first day....
....which is why I said if he managed that, then he did better than most on their first day! Hell, better than I did first day out! BUT, I still say that's a big If at this point.

I'm still 85-90% of the opinion that this post was all a troll! But my advice to learn the right way to ride first is no different than yours! I've been suckered by enough trolls this year that I don't give too much benefit of the doubt nowadays!

If he mellows that "I'm the shit" attitude and takes the good advice and instruction given, I'm big enough to admit I was wrong about him!

Shoot! I get along OK with M2M now, don't I??
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:46 PM   #37 (permalink)
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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.
My first day I was doing triple corks so.
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I'm still 85-90% of the opinion that this post was all a troll! But my advice to learn the right way to ride first is no different than yours! I've been suckered by enough trolls this year that I don't give too much benefit of the doubt nowadays!
Well, after his last few posts, I no longer think he's a complete troll, just a bit, um... clueless?

So yeah, minic, if you can, take a lesson or a few. I think teaching yourself snowboarding is ridiculously difficult and takes a very long time to get it right. I see plenty of people steering with their back foot or in some other odd fashion (arms akimbo), so linking turns the wrong way is probably easier than doing it the right way... but learning the right way is fun, makes you more stable and is quite rewarding, I've found.
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....I think teaching yourself snowboarding is ridiculously difficult and takes a very long time to get it right....
Funny you should say that! Just this last week, I met and rode with a new(ish) member of this forum. He told me he's never had a lesson,.. that that day was only his 7th time out on a board,.. including 1 day last season! He said he learned by watching SA vid's and Jed's lessons from snomie.com, then standing on his board in the house practicing those techniques.

I was very impressed by how well he rode! And told him so. Even so, I still suggested that he could benefit greatly from some good private instruction. Not so much for basics, but 1st, to be sure he was making habit of good technique and to hone and progress his skills! I have no doubt he'll be outriding me in no time! (...although that's a fairly easy goal to reach! )
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