I'm hoping to give a friend some good insight on how long it may take to get 'toeside' down. I realize everyone has a different learning curve and there are some who can strap into a snowboard for their first time and have it down right away. I know having experience on a skateboard really helps too and there are people who it just comes naturally to...
But, to all those non-freaks of nature out there, I'm just curious how long it took ya to really feel comfortable going from heelside to toeside and being able to carve down the hill w/ease? For me, I'd have to say it took a good 3-4 trips up to the mountain before I had it down.
She's been up twice now, and she has a great handle on heelside and she can do the falling leaf, no problem. I know she's ready to go from the bunny hill to some more challenging runs and I'm trying to tell her that she'll get toeside down soon, it just takes some practice.
I remember when it finally hit me and I was able to do toeside, it was like a lightbulb went off. & I didn't even realize what was so difficult about it before. But I also recall all to well, the countless times I caught my edge and face-planted before I eventually got the hang of it.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is, hang in there Ash! You'll get it!
Anyone else with some words of encouragement?