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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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embarrassing moments??

learning to stand on a snowboard. Definitely not a cool looking few moments on the bunny hill.
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My first lesson fifteen years ago was a clown show. Bunny hill...got to the bottom, couldn't stop, did a few cartwheels. Felt like a total dork, and I'm sure I looked like one.
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My first time boarding was in Tignes a few years back. After a couple of days I thought I was pretty awesome... I wasn't.

An instructor was taking a long group of kiddies down a green run in the typical duck line and he took them over a tiny little side hit. They all did a little jump over it and I thought I'd follow them over. I ate shit and when I rolled back around there was a little 4 year old French girl right next to me, pointing and laughing. Bitch.
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Toe side slip turned into a full on propeller motion right into a rock face, (ended up on my back with the board into the rock) . To top it all off, it happened right under the chair lift and everyone had to take a picture.
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Lifts! The Got Damned lifts!!! My first season, I got hurt way more offloading those damn things than I ever did falling while riding. I had to get off on all fours for the longest time!

I still tend to do the majority of my falling in the lift line! I come screaming down the run, slam on the brakes at the bottom in a spectacular "powerslide" display,... spin around 2-3 times for dramatic effect! ...and the second I come to a complete stop, I'm off balance and do that wave the arms around for a second before slowly falling over right on my ass!

....Impressive, NO? LOL!!!!


In fact, that's how I met David_Z for the first time. Saw him heading down the run from the lift so I quickly strapped in and flew down to the lift line,.. When I hit the brakes, I washed out and slid, board first, right into this little kid standing there.

I knocked him off his feet and fortunately I caught him so he didn't slam into the ground! Turns out it was Dave's nephew! So there I am, on the ground 10-12 year old kid in my hands, and Dave just lookin' at me kinda shocked & puzzled, say's "Chomps I presume?"

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i have a lot of moments that would be embarrassing if anyone were there to see it, but like the old "If a tree falls in the forest" adage, i think it's ok...i'm just pushing myself and shit happens

so now i just get embarrassed for other people
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As mentioned in another thread, just this weekend admitting defeat and moving back to the bunny slope after a internal organ jarring fall on the main slope while my daughter who also just started that day basically said, "see ya, we're staying on the big hill"
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Worth it. Just hard to make yourself do it all over again trying to learn switch. I'm hoping I'll catch on.
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Lining up on a chair lift in Stowe...busy weekend. One of the random guys lined up with me could not get to the load area in time. The chair sweeps him up early which causes him to loose balance and take up half the chair. By the time the chair gets to the load line, he's sideways in his spot and my spot. I have no where to go b/c the other 2 spots were taken by 2 other randoms. He says 'oh my gosh...im sorry man...my bad!', all in the while pushing me out of the way into the side ditch near the load line as the chair passes. After the chair passes, the liftie looks at me like I'm a noob, stops the chair, signals the group after us to wait and gives me my own chair. I pull myself out of the ditch and sit on the empty chair while everyone in line gives me stink eye.

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