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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 02:01 AM
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The plot thickens !

The video and diagram helped me out a lot... Thanks! Next question: how do you not ride dynamically? I'm pretty sure I ride similarly to your video example all the time.

I know... I really should just go take a lesson, but I'm afraid of big scary Japanese words .
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Hey, i'm fairly new to the Snowboard scene and I had a few questions.

I know i'm in the beginner area because i've only been snowboarding about 5-6 times, but I am currently looking to buy my first board.

I already know I want a True Twin with a Hybrid Rocker, but i'm not sure where I should be looking for a board.

I was looking at the Flow Era 156cm because i'm 5'7" and weigh about 200-210 lbs. Would this board be a good suit for me as a beginner or should i go for something else. Spending budget is around 200-250$ preferrably.

Any thoughts?
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Hey, i'm fairly new to the Snowboard scene and I had a few questions.

I know i'm in the beginner area because i've only been snowboarding about 5-6 times, but I am currently looking to buy my first board.

I already know I want a True Twin with a Hybrid Rocker, but i'm not sure where I should be looking for a board.

I was looking at the Flow Era 156cm because i'm 5'7" and weigh about 200-210 lbs. Would this board be a good suit for me as a beginner or should i go for something else. Spending budget is around 200-250$ preferrably.

Any thoughts?
It would be better to post this in a seperate post and included information on foot size, general location riding in, and if you have any desires for parts of the mountain you want to ride. i.e. park, steeps, groomers, backcountry, trees, etc. Posting in an unrelated three year old post that is not related to an equipment question won't lead to the best results.
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http://www.snowboardingforum.com/snowboarding-general-chat/4221-definition-beginner-i

Well, Classing your skill set really depends on your 'Comfort' Skill level, not so much time experience, on our mountains in (NZ) the slopes are graded as such: Green= beginner, blue= intermediate, black diamond= expert, this is a guide not to be ignored but at the same time, most of us can learn faster by being thrown into the deep end! however if you can ride down a green run 'comfortably*' (*i.e. riding the length of the run whilst avoiding others, planning turns & executing those turns as planned & not falling over!), also at the same time you might find the blue run to be a challenge then you should consider calling yourself an intermediate rider.
It is from this point you should try to work on adding speed to your skill set, with a bit of speed you can point your board and use only your edge to direct yourself in the direction you need to gain traction. From here, handling speed is the only thing that will allow you to start to understand the Holy dynamic carve. Once you can feel a PENDULUM action in your turn you now possess the building blocks to master the shift of weight required during the transition of a dynamic turn, with the addition of skills earned through your exit angle desired, as per slope over g-force compensation, your turns will follow through from one to the next. Exercise trial error to achieve a dynamic carve. once you find blue runs comfortable and are achieving pure carves then you may consider yourself advanced, then when taking on the Fabled Black diamond & you make it out without breaking bones & like it enough to go for seconds you can call your level advanced. In saying this, at this level the appropriate equipment matched to rider is essential. Then you will take on any challenge on pieste or back country and arrive at the chairlift laughing then, only then you may call yourself a veteran!
Cheers,
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Well, Classing your skill set really depends on your 'Comfort' Skill level, not so much time experience, on our mountains in (NZ) the slopes are graded as such: Green= beginner, blue= intermediate, black diamond= expert, this is a guide not to be ignored but at the same time, most of us can learn faster by being thrown into the deep end! however if you can ride down a green run 'comfortably*' (*i.e. riding the length of the run whilst avoiding others, planning turns & executing those turns as planned & not falling over!), also at the same time you might find the blue run to be a challenge then you should consider calling yourself an intermediate rider.
It is from this point you should try to work on adding speed to your skill set, with a bit of speed you can point your board and use only your edge to direct yourself in the direction you need to gain traction. From here, handling speed is the only thing that will allow you to start to understand the Holy dynamic carve. Once you can feel a PENDULUM action in your turn you now possess the building blocks to master the shift of weight required during the transition of a dynamic turn, with the addition of skills earned through your exit angle desired, as per slope over g-force compensation, your turns will follow through from one to the next. Exercise trial error to achieve a dynamic carve. once you find blue runs comfortable and are achieving pure carves then you may consider yourself advanced, then when taking on the Fabled Black diamond & you make it out without breaking bones & like it enough to go for seconds you can call your level advanced. In saying this, at this level the appropriate equipment matched to rider is essential. Then you will take on any challenge on pieste or back country and arrive at the chairlift laughing then, only then you may call yourself a veteran!
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Haha, Adam great to see another nz boarder on here, however I warn you resurrecting a thread that hasn't been touched for two years may get you some stick from the regulars, don't let it put you off the place, they are friendly once you get to know them See you over at "calling all NZ boarders" Sam
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Well, Classing your skill set really depends on your 'Comfort' Skill level, not so much time experience, on our mountains in (NZ) the slopes are graded as such: Green= beginner, blue= intermediate, black diamond= expert, this is a guide not to be ignored but at the same time, most of us can learn faster by being thrown into the deep end! however if you can ride down a green run 'comfortably*' (*i.e. riding the length of the run whilst avoiding others, planning turns & executing those turns as planned & not falling over!), also at the same time you might find the blue run to be a challenge then you should consider calling yourself an intermediate rider.
It is from this point you should try to work on adding speed to your skill set, with a bit of speed you can point your board and use only your edge to direct yourself in the direction you need to gain traction. From here, handling speed is the only thing that will allow you to start to understand the Holy dynamic carve. Once you can feel a PENDULUM action in your turn you now possess the building blocks to master the shift of weight required during the transition of a dynamic turn, with the addition of skills earned through your exit angle desired, as per slope over g-force compensation, your turns will follow through from one to the next. Exercise trial error to achieve a dynamic carve. once you find blue runs comfortable and are achieving pure carves then you may consider yourself advanced, then when taking on the Fabled Black diamond & you make it out without breaking bones & like it enough to go for seconds you can call your level advanced. In saying this, at this level the appropriate equipment matched to rider is essential. Then you will take on any challenge on pieste or back country and arrive at the chairlift laughing then, only then you may call yourself a veteran!
Cheers,
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U must be Adam--the zombie jesus from down under...btw jesus was also a zombie....and most of us are jesus-like...but we mostly ride on water and generally hate to walk on it.


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Interesting, during summer i am a bearded carpenter and wear sandals... but during winter i wear a Rossignoll.
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