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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 11:50 AM
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So i was born a skier, spent 3 years on a patrol unit, been skiing all my life (took a seven year break) but i am back on them this winter, been over 31 times this year, i have friends who board, friends who want to board, i have interviewed and skied along boarders, so i must admit i am curious on boarding

I was a good skateboarder in the park when i was 13, i remember turning by leaning and to stop i just jumped off or dragged the back of the board

Would i be ok teaching myself, i am not afraid of falling, i am going to borrow a board saturday, i can ski black diamonds with ease, but i am about to enter a world of unknown pain and freedom lol

just wanted to intro myself and also ask if there are any good "how tos" to read and watch online, any suggestions, i am a computer guy by trade so reading and processing is my forte, I know i will end up on my A#$% but im ready to shred!

help anyone

Im insane

thanks again
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welcome to the board brotha. theres a wealth of information on this forum, and several members are actual instructors who are eager and willing to help. peruse on my friend.

Take yourself to higher places.
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So i was born a skier, spent 3 years on a patrol unit, been skiing all my life (took a seven year break) but i am back on them this winter, been over 31 times this year, i have friends who board, friends who want to board, i have interviewed and skied along boarders, so i must admit i am curious on boarding

I was a good skateboarder in the park when i was 13, i remember turning by leaning and to stop i just jumped off or dragged the back of the board

Would i be ok teaching myself, i am not afraid of falling, i am going to borrow a board saturday, i can ski black diamonds with ease, but i am about to enter a world of unknown pain and freedom lol

just wanted to intro myself and also ask if there are any good "how tos" to read and watch online, any suggestions, i am a computer guy by trade so reading and processing is my forte, I know i will end up on my A#$% but im ready to shred!

help anyone

Im insane

thanks again
Their is plenty of help to be found in the Tips, Tricks, and Instructors area of the board.

Members have put together plenty of how-to guides, and Snowolf has even compiled an entire first lesson on videos, basically.

Check it out, look around, and good luck!
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Yeah, being able to ski well will make the learning curve a little faster because u already know what to expect at the mountain. You'll be able to teach yourself, but it will take time and might be frustrating but try to think back to skiing and how rewarding it is when u finally learn. There are tons of how to's on this site and all over the internet. Good Luck!
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My advice: Take at least one lesson. You have to unlearn some skiing habits, and while there are similarities to skateboarding, there are differences. I surfed for many years, and surfing also is similar, but I found a lesson invaluable. I have seen too many people try to get by without a lesson and give up in frustration, or even worse, get hurt.
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