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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bad habits, Snowolf?

I just read this post you made in another section:

"Yep...a stiffer board will take a little more work on your part to learn on, but the rewards of that are you become a more precise and technically correct rider faster. A soft, flexxy park board is far more forgiving of poor technique and is thus easier to learn on. The downside is they tend to allow "self taught" riders to get away with deeply ingrained bad habits that show up when they try to ride more difficult steeps or stiffer boards. I think you have the right type of board for what you want to do..."

Since im a newb I dont wanna get into bad habits which will be harded to correct later on, my boards a burton blunt and is pretty flexy (rated 3 outta 10!). So my question is should I get another board like a all mountain board while im still learning or should I be fine, any advice?

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the blunt is a excelent board, my bud had one and loved it. Stick with it, itll be a good board to start with imo. GL HF

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i think you'll be fine as long as you r practicing proper form the board may be more forgiving but that doesnt mean you cant learn the proper technique on them, just take the time to do it the right way and ur good to go...

a couple of my friends have that board and it rides fine, but they arent exactly tackling steeps with it either
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Sounds good and yeah I did my first black on it and it gets pretty interesting once you start getting some speed so I have to slow it down to keep myself in control. I rode my friends never summer and all the little bumps that give me a little air on my board were not even noticable on his. Ive took a few lessons and generally know when Im leaning too far back, starting to turn my shoulders or standing up so hopefully im ok since I seem to notice what im doing wrong and atleast try to correct it, just didnt wanna get into bad habits and have to correct them later.
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Personally I learned on a stiffer board than my friends did when we had season passes at our local mountain. I had a ride timeless and they were riding 'softer' boards. It kinda sucked cuz they had more 'fun' going through the bumps/moguls and it seemed they learned 'faster' to get around the mountain. But I think I have better technique as far as making the precise turns while I catch them still 'skidding' around every now and then.

It'll be more forgiving to learn on the softer board. You can always upgrade later and get another stiffer all mountain board to see if you practiced correctly. Enjoy the ride in the mean time.
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Sounds like theres pros and cons, I am definately having fun though! Sucks when my friends are hauling and have to wait for me at the bottom though. The time I rode the never summer I was able to go much faster with confidence but I did have to be a bit more careful to not catch an edge so I probably am doing ok.

Thanks for the input everyone
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