What was your first time like?
I went snowboarding for the first time in my life tonight. I just moved to Anchorage, Alaska from Oklahoma and arrived here a little over a week ago. I bought all of the gear, Salomon board, and everything else I need. I went out to a local ski slope tonight. I started on the bunny hill. The lift on the bunny hill was this thing you have to hold on to and ride your board to get to the top. I managed to hang on all the way to the top. I strapped my other foot in and rode all the way to the bottom. Piece of cake! Or so I thought. So, I figured I'd head over to the big hill. I rode the lift to the top. It was like a 5 or 6 minute ride. Awesome! I've never been anywhere like this. Anyways, I strapped in at the top, stood up and started headed down. Things got out of hand REAL quick. In a matter of seconds, I was hauling ass. The wind was roaring in my ears, tears were freezing on my face, etc. Next thing I know, I'm face planted on the ground looking at the sky, ground, sky, ground, sky etc. It's amazing how many times you can flip and tumble when you have a board strapped to your feet. I must have fallen over 100 times today. It's pretty rough on a 30 year old guy. I wish I could have taken this up when I was a teenager. Still, I had a blast! I am totally hooked. I didn't take any lessons, but I found lots and lots of people willing to answer questions and offer advice. Even little kids that would check on me after a spectacular wipe out. By the end of the night, I had the basics down. I can stop, turn, and get on and off the lift without looking like an idiot. Good times! I doubt I'll be back out there tomorrow. I probably won't be able to get out of bed either. But I'll hit it again next weekend. Anyways, what was your first time like?