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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 10:25 PM
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How Long Does It Usually Take to Be Able to Ride on Black?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 10:28 PM
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Depends, you can ride on a black when you should be on a green but does that mean anything? No.

That being said I felt comfortable after a couple seasons riding on blacks and not just falling leaf down them.
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 10:39 PM
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It depends.


I learned the hard way, I always snowboarded with my friends who raced on skis, so naturally they went on the steepest, fastest trails.

I followed them and I always followed them on like black diamonds, and I'd always get my ass handed to me. This was of course after I learned basic stuff, but I was no where near ready for the type of trails they were bringing me on. I would always be last and they would wait, but they said it was better for me. They joked and said, it builds character!

But it worked I guess. I'm a solid, solid rider now, obviously not perfect, but you get the idea.

I'm not saying go all out, because it's easy to hurt your self as a beginner, but don't judge a trail on it's ratings. I've been down tons of blacks that seemed like greens, even blues at best, and some pretty freaking gnarly blues that surprised me big time.

Ride comfortable, ride within your limits but push your self a little bit more each time and you shouldn't have a problem getting to the point where you can ride almost all trails comfortably.

Also, protip: watch others on the lift.
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I can honestly say I'm not ready for most blacks, but I go on them anyway. I do it to really learn how to throw my weight around. Here on the NE, you really can't just bomb a black at full speed - they're often very hardpacked and ungroomed (the ones I was on anyway). I have had instances before where I fell down on my ass and was not able to dig the edge in enough to stop myself from sliding
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It largely depends on your resorts definition of a "black". I learned to snowboard on blues and blacks, but this was at Glen Eden in Ontario - all of 300ft vertical... there is nothing that should be called a "black" there.
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It depends on how long is the the black run.


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Starting from bunny hill...
1.733333333333333333333 days.
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Somewhere between 1 and 1,000,000,000,000 days.

i.e. There's no right or wrong answer because there's no real answer.
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I think it's easier to ride on black when you are skiing than snowboarding. there were far mor skiers in the black I went to last Saturday than snowboarders.
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I think it's easier to ride on black when you are skiing than snowboarding. there were far mor skiers in the black I went to last Saturday than snowboarders.
That's a rather large generalization to be based on one Saturday.
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