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Old 10-20-2011, 03:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Getting her lessons? Ibuprofen? The real question is what the fuck is she doing out of bed???



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Don't do it. If she really wants to learn, tell her to pay for lessons. Why would you even consider wasting your time?
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Okay, guess I'll answer from a woman who just learned to snowboard this past year. I suggest a butt pad for the falls, it really helped, also I had wrist guards after my first fall on my wrist and that helped. I also had knee pads for the first few times learning. The padding made a hell of a difference and I recommend to anyone learning.

I, however, didn't take lessons. Being an "older" snowboarder I wanted to learn at my own pace rather than feel inadequate with a group of teenagers and 20 year olds. So, the internet was my teacher. I watched several "learning to snowboard" videos on YouTube. I then spent a few hours the prior day watching people learning in a few group classes. I was a skier so I would head to the bunny slopes and then watch some of the classes and then go back to the condo, trade my skis for the snowboard, and head to the hill with my husband. He is also "self taught" and he really just let me learn on my own and encouraged every good move or fall I made. You can even hear him on the video saying I almost have it - when obviously I didn't! lol But being an "older" learner after two hours I had had enough so it took me about 4 weekends before I felt comfortable enough to get off the bunny slope.

If she can stand learning for 8 hours on the hill - they she will learn a lot quicker than I did, but after 2 hours that was my limit each day.

Here is the video my husband made of me learning, yes the falls were not fun, but I am soooo glad I kept at it and love it!!!

vicki learning to snowboard at 50 - YouTube

Good luck and hope she likes it!
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Getting her lessons? Ibuprofen? The real question is what the fuck is she doing out of bed???



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You mean out of the kitchen..
I know give her a sense of purpose. Pack a lunch and make her carry it around.. then when you get hungry give her the command "Bitch bring me a sandwich"
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don't try to be the hero and teach her yourself. Its hard enough to teach or learn from your significant other not matter what level you or they are.
HAHA so true! Every time I ride I see some dude in 1990's SI bindings trying to "teach" his girlfriend/wife/etc. Usually, after I've taken a few laps they still have yet to make it down the hill. Also, it usually ends up with anger, screaming & fighting which is not good for your relationship or your time on the snow.

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Okay, guess I'll answer from a woman who just learned to snowboard this past year. I suggest a butt pad for the falls, it really helped, also I had wrist guards after my first fall on my wrist and that helped. I also had knee pads for the first few times learning. The padding made a hell of a difference and I recommend to anyone learning.

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If she can stand learning for 8 hours on the hill - they she will learn a lot quicker than I did, but after 2 hours that was my limit each day.

Here is the video my husband made of me learning, yes the falls were not fun, but I am soooo glad I kept at it and love it!!!

vicki learning to snowboard at 50 - YouTube

Good luck and hope she likes it!

You certainly don't look 50! Nice job!

You can also get one on one lessons that are nearly the same price as the group lessons.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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From what I've seen there is much you can do to ease it a bit but all in all she either will or won't like snowboarding no matter what you do.
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You certainly don't look 50! Nice job!

You can also get one on one lessons that are nearly the same price as the group lessons.
I agree! That's awesome! You're husband sounds so proud of you too How long did it take you to go from day one till your last follow cam shot?
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vicki learning to snowboard at 50 - YouTube

Good luck and hope she likes it!
nice work Vicki.

Agreed you look younger than you are.

A friend of mine also learned at 50 having never skied either. He is pretty smooth now.
Last year a friend who is 61 started learning.
She can just about link turns and once she gets a bit more solid I will post up a vid on here.

There is a guy in the UK who ran a full marathon aged 100 (albeit slowly he completed within the allowed time).

Just goes to show age is often a false concept that puts people in a box.
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Patience and encouragement.
This. Seriously, patience patience patience.......and don't ditch her either. I took my girlfriend up for her first time last season. Didn't get a single run in by myself.
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