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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Did you learn with lessons or alone?

I was interested to see how many people actually learned through lessons or by their selves.
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i had only one lesson, and only to learn how to stop.
so i guess alone? but had a little help haha.
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Alone but I was 11...I'd recommend a lesson now a days
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lessons.. probably the reason i progressed so fast

Still a n00b in the park. trying to change that this year
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I was self taught, but I was 16 and on some terribly ill fitting gear. I would not recommend learning this way to anyone. Thankfully, proper fitting gear and the internet has helped me clean up my riding technique quite a bit.

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I'm one of those people who need guidance in life...so lessons for me. That's probably the reason I didn't quit either. Learning little tricks and stuff to make me a better rider was fun.
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Was taught by my dad when I was 10, it was a long and painful process, he was a pretty good sport because I remember having some serious blowouts . I would suggest getting taught by an instructor however.

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Self taught and when I moved to Germany, I met some instructors that I now ride with and got me some pointers, which really helped my skills.
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I learned on a 1987 Burton Cruzer on Ontario ice... sooo painful haha. Even if i wanted to, there was no one around to take lessons from... skating skills came in handy and I learned real quick! =]
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took one lesson and sisnt even learn how to stop so self taught at riding but learned how to properly ride one footed and enter and exit the lifts and common courtesy while riding so it was worth it. i wouldnt have learned that stuff so quickly without that lesson, the riding came pretty easy compared to that stuff.
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